It was a sentimental day for Jim Shaw, owner of TONI&GUY Billericay, this week as he was provided with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the salon on behalf of the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation.
The donation was made to commemorate the one year anniversary of his business partner in the salon, former Tottenham Hotspur defender and Leyton Orient manager, Justin Edinburgh’s death,
The donation was led by Justin’s son, and founder of the JE3 Foundation, Charlie Edinburgh, alongside the foundation’s trustees.
The salon was one of three chosen venues to receive this piece of equipment.
The foundation focusses on Justin’s Law, creating legislative change to ensure that all health and sporting facilities within the UK are obliged to be equipped with a defibrillator after Justin’s untimely death due to a cardiac arrest last year while in the gym, where his chances of survival could have increased dramatically if there had been an on-site Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Jim, the current British Hairdressing Awards Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, said: “Justin was not just a business partner, he was a friend and an idol. I miss him so much and will never be able to thank him enough for his help and support that he constantly gave towards the salon.
“His family have done him so proud with this charity and I can’t thank them enough for choosing the salon to be gifted this piece of equipment which will help us to save lives in the local community.”