We, the Leyton Orient Fans' Trust, are holding a bucket collection today, begging for help from U's fans as our beloved club lurches from crisis to crisis. Not only are we facing almost certain relegation from the Football League, we’re fighting for our very survival as a football club. You will no doubt have seen this week that Orient's owner has not paid the long serving staff or players. We’ve already faced one winding-up petition in the courts, and the situation is getting steadily worse.
Our Regeneration Fund has been brilliantly supported by fans up and down the country and will be used to do exactly as the name suggests, in regenerating Leyton Orient Football Club. It certainly won’t be used to pay the owner’s debts for him!
We would like to place on record a massive debt of thanks to everyone at Cambridge United who have gone well out of their way to support a fellow League Two club by helping facilitate today's collection Across social media we have also seen some very kind comments from U's fans who know only too well what we are going through. We would like to thank every Cambridge United supporter who makes a donation, however small, to our collection today.
If anyone misses the opportunity to make a donation to our collection today, they can do so by visiting our website at savetheorient.com where we have details of how to make a contribution via bank transfer, PayPal or GoFundMe:
We would further like to thank Cambridge United for the donation of a signed shirt, which will be auctioned online to raise more money for our desperate fight.
Good luck to both sides today and we hope you all enjoy the game.