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June 29, 2005


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HEADLINE: Fund to help out former O Scott

A BENEFIT fund has been set up to help former Orient player Andy Scott who
was forced to retire last season.

He was diagnosed with a genetic heart condition that doctors warned could
kill him if he continued to carry out any physical exercise.

The 32-year-old who was last week named as the club's new youth team
manager. suffers with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

The disorder restricts the efficient pumping of blood round the body owing
to a thickening of the heart muscle.

The aim of the fund is to raise money for Scott and his family as well as
the charity Cardio Risk in the Young (CRY).

The second objective is to raise awareness of the condition which can be
detected with an electro cardiogram (ECG).

HCM affects otherwise healthy young people and 98 per cent of cases are not
diagnosed while the sufferer is still alive.

Fundraising activities have a footballing theme and benefit matches have
been arranged with Orient facing Scott's former clubs Sutton United on July 16
and Brentford on July 20.

For more information about the games and the visit www.andyscott For more information about CRY visit .

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