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Orient fan leaves beloved club £150,000 in will

09:00 04 February 2014

Leyton Orient supporter John Burman passed away last May aged 55 after a brave fight with cancer - and has donated a large sum of money to the club to ensure his legacy lives on.

Leyton Orient supporter John Burman passed away last May aged 55 after a brave fight with cancer.

Known to his friends as Chingford John, he would follow the O’s home and away and was a loyal supporter his whole life, and he has donated £150,000 to the club in his will.

Born in Stoke Newington, John was described by friends as a proud Englishman who worked for most of his life as a signal operator on the railways.

He had a passion for films, punk rock music along with the O’s.

John was described at his funeral as a very kind and unassuming man and he was also a member of the Leyton Orient Supporters Club and season ticket holder in the Tommy Johnston Stand.

The club will mark his passing and unbelievable gesture by dedicating Saturday’s game against Peterborough United at Brisbane Road to his memory.

Orient chairman Barry Hearn said: “This is a wonderful gesture from John who was by all accounts a remarkable man.

“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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