Mattress manufacturer Mammoth enjoyed a star-studded evening at the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) Awards evening in London last week, where the company, along with its guests, donated around £15,000 to help the RPA’s charity, Restart Rugby. North East-based Mammoth has recently strengthened its exclusive partnership with the RPA to support professional players with sleep and wellness advice, and invited guests such as World, European and Paralympic Paracanoe gold medallist and Mammoth ambassador, Anne Dickins MBE to enjoy the evening with them.

The RPA Awards celebrate the sport, the past season and the outstanding achievements of the professional players at the highest levels, and the Mammoth team was pleased to be able to attend the evening and donate to Restart Rugby too. The evening featured a silent auction, and a number of opportunities to donate to the charity.

Restart Rugby, official charity of the RPA, supports professional rugby players who have been forced to retire due to illness or injury and this year focussed on mental health awareness. The RPA Awards ceremony, which was held at Battersea Evolution, enabled the charity to raise much-needed funds to support ex-rugby players with payment for medical treatment, counselling, medical research and injury prevention initiatives.

“We work closely with the RPA to provide support and advice to their members about sleep and wellness,” explains John Tuton, founder and MD of Mammoth. “We attend the Awards every year and we jumped at the chance to invite some of the valued colleagues, customers and friends. The auction was outstanding and some of the bids being made were incredible. We’re very proud that Mammoth and our guests have donated around £15,000 between two tables on the night, for such a worthy cause."

Mammoth’s Medical Grade Foam mattresses have been clinically proven to improve sleep by Northumbria University’s Centre for Sleep Research and been highly commended by NHS Innovations in the field of pressure relief.