THE SARGOOD FOUNDATION
The Sargood Foundation’s vision is that all people affected by spinal cord injury are provided with every opportunity to live life to the fullest
The Sargood Foundation is a DGR registered charity that exists to support the work of Sargood on Collaroy which is Australia’s – and possibly the world’s – first health and wellness resort providing purpose built, accessible accommodation and services for people living with spinal cord injury. Open to all ages, the resort welcomes people with permanent damage to their spinal cord that is not progressive or palliative.
The Sargood Foundation seeks to support Sargood on Collaroy by providing funding assistance for guest stays for those who are in need of financial assistance and purchasing essential equipment to facilitate support activities
SARGOOD ON COLLAROY
The journey of a person with spinal cord injury is traumatic and incredibly distressing – months in hospital, followed by intensive rehab and a return home brings many physical and emotional stresses and strains, to both the individual and their family. At Sargood on Collaroy, our objective is to promote genuine independence and integration in the lives of our guests, who all live with spinal cord injury. Guests are able to participate in activities such as surfing, kayaking, rock climbing, sailing, diving, golf, tennis, fishing, water skiing and cycling alongside more therapeutic activities including yoga, cooking, ceramics, gardening or even a trip to our local Farmers Markets. These activities, many requiring specially adaptive equipment, help build confidence, optimism and a realisation of what is possible for those living with spinal cord injury.
A world first, state-of-the-art resort purpose built for people living with spinal cord injury, Sargood on Collaroy was initiated, developed and is currently supported by The Sargood Foundation.
A person sustains a spinal cord injury every day in Australia.
Approximately 15,000 Australians are living with a spinal cord injury, with the average age being 40.
Most injuries occur in young people; particularly males aged 15-24 years and more than half of traumatic spinal cord injuries are transport related, almost one third are the result of a fall.
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Not everyone that sustains a spinal cord injury will be able fund a stay at Sargood on Collaroy, however they would all benefit greatly from doing so.
Your gift will help provide funding so that people living with a spinal cord injury can learn the new skills in a supportive and inclusive environment.