Lifelong Leyton Orient fan leaves beloved club £150k in will | inside World Soccer

A lifelong supporter of Leyton Orient has left the club £150,000 in his will to allow the cash-strapped club to continue to push for promotion to the Championship.

Leyton Orient have received a massive cash injection from the will of lifelong fan John Burman
Leyton Orient have received a massive cash injection from the will of lifelong fan John Burman

Born in Stoke Newington, John Burman passed away last May aged 55 after a brave fight with cancer.

Known to his friends as Chingford John, Mr Burman was a fanatical Orient supporter and followed them home and away for over 30 years. He was a season ticket holder in the Tommy Johnston Stand and a member of the Leyton Orient Supporters Club.

In his passing, Mr Burman ensured his legacy will live on at his beloved club by leaving £150,000 to the O's in his will.

As a mark of gratitude for the gesture, Orient will dedicate their league clash with Peterborough United on Saturday to Mr Burman's memory.

"This is a wonderful gesture from John who was by all accounts a remarkable man," chairman Barry Hearn told the club's website.

"He was a true Orient supporter and we will be celebrating his life on Saturday, whilst the significant money he has left will ensure that his legacy lives on and the club he so passionately supported can live on and continue to grow."

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