Saracens - Saracens supports Restart Rugby Weekend 2018

Apr 10, 2018

Saracens supports Restart Rugby Weekend 2018

We are proud to announce that our game this weekend against Bath Rugby will be dedicated to Restart Rugby – the charity which supports professional players suffering from serious injury, illness or hardship.

Together with all Premiership Rugby Clubs, we’re aiming to help raise £10,000 to support players such as former Saracens player Alex Bennett who in 2012 suffered a serious neck injury resulting in emergency spinal surgery.   

“I woke up from surgery ventilated, hallucinating and not able to move a thing. My immediate focus was on trying to breathe again as opposed to walk again. It was pretty dark.” - Alex Bennett

Restart Rugby supported Alex extensively following his accident, helping with the costs of his physiotherapy. After an initial period of total paralysis, Alex has made a remarkable recovery, learning to walk again.

Join us and support Restart Rugby this weekend

There’ll be lots going on at the game, but in the meantime take a look at the Restart Rugby Weekend online auction site to….

  • Bid on fantastic signed Saracens and England memorabilia
  • Get your exclusive Restart Rugby #LiftTheWeight t-shirt as worn by our players during their warm up this weekend. Wear yours with pride and tweet your photo: @RestartRugby
  • Text RUGB00 £5 to 70070 to donate £5
  • Find out more about Restart Rugby and how they support players – watch and share the charity’s new film and help spread vital awareness.

“Restart Rugby provides a lifeline to players during their darkest times. Please get behind this amazing charity and show your support for Restart Rugby Weekend.” George Kruis – RPA Player Representative for Saracens

Everything raised will support our players when they need us most. Thank you.

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