A Harold Hill family raised £3,750 from a charity football match in memory of their son.

Jimmy Harrington died in November 2019, aged 20, and last Saturday (July 10) his family and friends celebrated his life with a JH3 football cup tournament at Aveley Stadium.

Romford Recorder: Narmz FC, the JH3 cup winnersNarmz FC, the JH3 cup winners (Image: Ricardo Teixeira)

His mother Alison Harrington told this paper: "If there's one thing Jimmy left behind, it's a legacy of talking more about mental health.

"I spoke openly to so many young men at the match about their mental health and difficulties they've had.

"That's one good thing that came out of Jimmy's death."

Romford Recorder: The teams turned up in matching kitsThe teams turned up in matching kits (Image: Ricardo Teixeira)

Alison said the day was such a success that they have already booked in another match for next year.

Participants wore matching kits, sang the national anthem and played football songs throughout the afternoon.

Romford Recorder: Jimmy's friends and family got into the football spiritJimmy's friends and family got into the football spirit (Image: Ricardo Teixeira)

"We really channelled the Euros," Alison added.

"It was such a fun-filled day, and everyone really enjoyed themselves."

Romford Recorder: Finalists Narmz FC and SFA UNITED celebrated their successFinalists Narmz FC and SFA UNITED celebrated their success (Image: Ricardo Teixeira)

The money will be donated to mental health charity Havering Mind.

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