An U13s rugby team has raised over £1,000 after a former player took his own life.

Hector Stringer had once played for Tring RFC, and his untimely death sparked a meeting at the organisation's club house.

The U13s squad were introduced to 'Hector's House', a local charity set up by the family of the late-teenager.


Hector took his own life at the age of 18.

Herts Advertiser: The under-13s team in fancy dress.The under-13s team in fancy dress. (Image: Neil Stapley)

The charity, set up in his name, aims to prevent suicide through education, awareness and support.


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Neil Stapley, a parent and former coach, told The Herts Advertiser: "The money was primarily raised during the annual U13s rugby tour, to the sum of £1,017.50.

"Teenagers can often be cast in a dull light.

"This act of benevolence highlights that they do want to make a difference, and will actively support something that they are passionate about."

A formal handover of the cheque will take place on Sunday, May 14.