THE SARGOOD FOUNDATION
Our vision is that all people affected by a spinal cord injury are provided with every opportunity to live life to the fullest.
A key function of the Sargood Foundation is to raise funds to assist Sargood on Collaroy to operate as a place for people with a spinal cord injury to refresh, learn and connect through a variety of tailor-made programs developed to suit their own needs and always with the aim to build confidence and independence
SARGOOD ON COLLAROY
Sargood on Collaroy is Australia’s – and possibly the world’s - first health and wellness resort providing purpose built, accessible accommodation and services for people living with a spinal cord injury. Built from the ground up with wheelchair accessibility in mind, the site overlooks Sydney's beautiful Collaroy Beach.
Guests who visit Sargood learn new skills and insights in an inclusive, family oriented environment.
The holistic approach of Sargood on Collaroy promotes social integration, activity and support for people with a spinal cord injury, to work to make people with a SCI happier, healthier, and prepared to tackle the next big thing, be it returning to school, study or work after their injury, or perhaps even starting a family. Whatever the scenario, with the equipment, expert clinical knowledge and the environment to facilitate change, Sargood on Collaroy seeks to provide rapid improvement to the lives of those with a SCI.
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.
More than half of traumatic spinal cord injuries are transport related and 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.