Leyton Orient's community work celebrated with 25th anniversary (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Leyton Orient's community work celebrated with 25th anniversary
Leyton Orient’s pioneering community work is celebrating its 25th anniversary tonight.
The club and charity are planning a whole year of activities, which will cement the O’s at the heart of East London.
The evening will celebrate the work of the club in the community since its inception by bringing together over 200 partners, funders, participants and other associates who have been influential, in particular in shaping the charitable work.
The charity, based at the club, will be showcasing the impact they have had and the lives they have helped transform.
The event will see the launch of the Laurie Cunningham Cup, which has been devised to showcase Orient's wider role and its long standing commitment to its community.
On the night key partners including the police and other services will play in a four team 11-a-side tournament.
The event will also see the rebranding of the charity Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme to the Leyton Orient Trust.
Neil Taylor, chief executive of the Trust, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating our work in the community and the impact it has had over the past quarter of a century. The evening will be an opportunity to thank all of those at the club and in the community who have worked with us and to reflect on what has been achieved."
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