THE SARGOOD FOUNDATION
Our vision is that all people affected by a spinal 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 of learning for people with a spinal injury and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Centre. We also provide funding assistance where required to encourage independent living within the general community.
SARGOOD ON COLLAROY
Sargood on Collaroy will be the first whole of life learning centre for people with a spinal injury in Australia. Guests that visit Sargood will learn new skills and insights in an inclusive, family oriented environment.
Sargood on Collaroy is also a place for those that have been living with an injury for some time to re-motivate, reconnect and refresh their skills.
Our education courses and supportive team will ensure guests of Sargood get back in the community and in to meaningful work sooner.
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 to afford to 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.