NEWS: Club to host fixture against Aston Villa U23

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Dean Smith’s Aston Villa will send a side down as the O’s gain match fitness ahead of the FA Trophy final with AFC Fylde on Sunday, May 19.

The fixture will be open to supporters in the first match since the O’s clinched the National League title with tickets priced at the following:

  Legends’ Lounge West Stand
Adults £7 £5
Concessions/Juniors £4 £3

£1 of every ticket sale will go to the Breyer Group’s charity – World Child Cancer. Gates open at 6pm with a 7pm kick-off.

Not only can you watch your champions play for the first-time since being crowned National League Champions, you can also stay post-match to support World Child Cancer as we host a Charity Sleep out after the game.

This event is extra special because it gives sleepers the opportunity to spend the night on the Leyton Orient pitch or in the historic, iconic stands at the Breyer Group Stadium where the likes of Peter Kitchen, Peter Shilton, Laurie Cunningham, and Macauley Bonne have trodden…every fan’s dream! Even relive the thrills from Saturday.

If you can’t sleep out on Friday night, please bring some cash as the World Child Cancer team will be out in the crowds with their buckets raising funds for such a fantastic cause.

Why a Sleep Out?

In some of the countries where World Child Cancer works, families have to travel for hours – sometimes more than a day – to reach hospital. If a child is diagnosed with cancer, they may then have to repeat this journey time and time again to undergo treatment. In many cases, one parent will have to give up work to be with their child in hospital. They will have to find money to fund the journey, medication and food to keep their child as strong and healthy as possible during treatment. In countries where some families earn as little as £90 per year, spare money for the parent to eat and find somewhere to sleep is almost non-existent. In these cases, parents are forced to sleep wherever they can – sharing their child’s hospital bed, in the corridor or even in the car park.

These parents have received some of the worst news they will ever receive – their child has cancer – and now they’re sleeping outside for days and weeks on end. We can’t imagine what this must feel like, but we have organised the Sleep Out to raise awareness of families who find themselves in this position and to raise funds to support children with cancer in developing countries.

How can I get involved?

You can sign up here. Once you have registered for the Sleep Out you will be automatically directed to set up your online fundraising page.