Harold Hill family celebrates son's legacy with football match
- Credit: Alison Harrington
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.
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."
Alison said the day was such a success that they have already booked in another match for next year.
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Participants wore matching kits, sang the national anthem and played football songs throughout the afternoon.
"We really channelled the Euros," Alison added.
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"It was such a fun-filled day, and everyone really enjoyed themselves."
The money will be donated to mental health charity Havering Mind.
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