Fans ready to honour Dale

THE third annual Dale Jacobs Trophy match between the Leyton Orient Fans Trust and the Orientear fanzine will take place at Brisbane Road on Saturday, May 15. The annual game is played in memory of Orient fan Dale Jacobs, who died of cancer two years ago

THE third annual Dale Jacobs Trophy match between the Leyton Orient Fans Trust and the Orientear fanzine will take place at Brisbane Road on Saturday, May 15.

The annual game is played in memory of Orient fan Dale Jacobs, who died of cancer two years ago at the age of 26.

Both teams will have an ex-O's legend guesting for them and afterwards there will be an auction of Orient memorabilia in the West Stand, followed by an evening of entertainment at the Birkbeck.

Joint organiser Joe Durston is hoping to raise a bumper amount this year and said: "We have not set a target, but hope that the events will raise more than the �6,500 which was raised year."


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In addition to the game, there will be a sponsored walk from Orient to Millwall on the day of the League One clash.

"Within the first few days 40 people signed up for the walk, and the maximum number we can have is 100, so it's been a really encouraging response," he explained.

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Last year Orient stars Mark Cooper and Lee Steele appeared as guests and Durston added: "We have two big names lined up again this year and will be able to reveal them soon.

"The club have been really good and they allow us to use the ground free of charge and we are also looking for sponsors for the game and the walk."

All money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Research and anyone wishing to take part can find out more details on www.djt2010.co.uk

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