As a long term supporter of those who live with disabilities, I am passionately supportive of the vision of the Sargood Foundation which states that all people affected by spinal cord injury are provided with every opportunity to live life to the fullest.
Almost every day in Australia, another person suffers a spinal cord injury. The effects are absolutely devastating, robbing people of their independence and often shattering their self belief.
The Sargood Foundation has been instrumental in the creation and development of Sargood on Collaroy which is the world-first, purpose-built resort for people living with spinal cord injury. This beautiful resort on Sydney’s Northern Beaches provides guests, their families and/or attendant care workers with much needed respite, refreshment and relaxation. At Sargood on Collaroy, the objective is to promote genuine independence and integration in the lives of guests, who all live with spinal cord injury.
The Sargood Foundation, of which I am proud to be Patron, is a DGR registered charity whose key focus is to raise funds to support the work of Sargood on Collaroy and those guests who are unable to fund their own experience of this wonderful place.
I look forward to connecting with the community of those who are living with spinal cord injury and seeing how Sargood builds confidence, optimism and a realization of what is possible for those living with SCI.
General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd)