A new charity has been registered with the Charity Commission following the death of a former youth rugby player.

Hector Stringer took his own life at the age of 18, having once played for Tring RFC.

The team's U13s squad have raised £2,235 for Hector's House, a new charity which aims to prevent suicide through education, awareness and support.


A cheque for an initial £1,017.50 raised by the team was handed over yesterday (Sunday, May 14).

Herts Advertiser: Hector's House is a local charity set up by the family of the late-teenager.Hector's House is a local charity set up by the family of the late-teenager. (Image: Neil Stapley)

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Government will match any donations to the charity received from today (May 15) until Sunday (May 21).


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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.

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

"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."