Round 17 is dedicated to Restart and we’re getting behind them to raise awareness and funds to support our players’ mental health.

Restart is a charity that supports current and former players facing serious injury, illness or hardship. During Round 17, we want to raise as much as we can across the Gallagher Premiership for Restart’s Confidential Counselling Service which helps players struggling with their mental health.

“Rugby players have got a stigma for being unbreakable which just isn’t the case. The pressures and stresses of the day-to-day that come from being a professional athlete and dealing with retirement from the game when the time comes, can grind players down and become challenging to cope with. We are lucky we can turn to Restart if we need emotional help and I know players that have used their support over the years. This weekend is all about raising awareness and funds for players mental health so let’s do what we can to support Restart – a charity that is very close to all of us in the rugby community.” Ben Loader, Restart Weekend Ambassador

Join us and support Restart this weekend

DONATE to help players suffering with mental health issues

BID in the Restart Weekend 2020 online auction to win signed London Irish stash and more

ENTER the Restart First XV Raffle at £10 per ticket, for a chance to win players experiences and memorabilia

BUY a Restart t-shirt as worn by the London Irish squad during their warmup this weekend

Every penny raised will make a huge difference to those players and their families when they need Restart’s support the most. Thank you.

Follow @RestartRugby on Twitter and Instagram for latest Restart Weekend updates! #RestartWeekend2020

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