This weekend, all Aviva Premiership matches, including the Saints game against Exeter Chiefs, will be dedicated to Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players’ Association. Together were aiming to raise £10,000 to help current and former players suffering from serious injury, illness or hardship.
We’re also raising awareness for the #LiftTheWeight campaign which addresses mental health issues amongst our players. 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue each year. Rugby players are no exception. Restart Rugby supports players and their families during their most difficult times through a 24/7 counselling service.
“Restart Rugby provides vital support for our players at a time when there is often nowhere else to turn. Please show your support and help Lift The Weight.” Christian Day, RPA Player Representative for Northampton Saints
How you can help #LiftTheWeight
- Bid on fantastic signed club and England memorabilia
- Get your limited edition Restart Rugby #LiftTheWeight t-shirt, as worn by clubs during warm ups this weekend - wear yours and tweet your photo @RestartRugby #LiftTheWeight
- TextLIFT17 £5 to 70070 to donate £5
All funds raised will help support players when they need us most.