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03 Sep 2023

New Dog Stanley: Niall’s Stringer Foundation Charity Match #WorldSuicidePrevention Day

We had the honour to unveil SANE’s latest Black Dog Statue ‘Stanley’ at the Niall Stringer Charity Match at Old Brentwood RFC.

This day marked the second occasion this community alongside the Niall Stringer Foundation got together to remember Niall’s tragically short life.

Niall played rugby for Old Brentwoods RFC. He grew up in the Southend area and loved his rugby, music, and the local skate park, and the colour Pink.
He was often described as “a caring young lad who had time for everyone who surrounded him.”

Tragically, months before his 18th birthday, on 18th February 2022, Niall took his own life.

Niall’s sad passing prompted a reaction from all who loved him dearly and the #NS10 movement was formed.

His family, coaches & teammates, channelled their emotions into wanting to make sure they could help others in a positive way with a clear goal to promote mental health awareness and wellbeing in sports clubs across the UK.

The SANE Black Dog Campaign was created to highlight depression and other mental health conditions and encourage people to seek help.

Black Dog Stanley’s coat was beautifully designed by Charlie, Niall’s younger brother and biggest fan.

It was an honour to spend this day with such a special community raising awareness for an important cause and hopefully encouraging others to #KeepTalking #KeepListening and #KeepSupporting.

To learn more about SANE’s black dog visit SANE’s Black Dog Campaign

To support the Niall Stringer Foundation visit

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