Our Community

“The Sargood Foundation embodies community”

The Sargood Foundation embodies community. In fact, the original name for The Sargood Foundation was The Collaroy Community Group. The Sargood Foundation has always enjoyed overwhelming community support from the local residents, local clubs and businesses and all three tiers of Government.

The Local Residents

The Sargood Foundation was originally the Collaroy Community Group, so the very foundation of this charity is thanks to the local residents.  You will be hard pressed to find a more supportive and proud local community!

The Local Clubs and Businesses

Businesses from local cafes to the Collaroy Beach Club and Long Reef Golf Club have been outstanding in supporting The Sargood Foundation. Such support includes holding fundraising events for us and in the case of Long Reef Golf Club managing the Paragolfer, a golf cart for less abled people. Dee Why RSL is also a great supporter, awarding us a local grant and supporting our fundraising initiatives. We very much welcome our new partnership with The Collaroy, part of the Merivale group.

The Local Government

The Sargood Foundation enjoys very strong relationships with representatives at all levels of government. In fact, the former Warringah Council, now the Northern Beaches Council has been consistently and deeply supportive of the project, deeming Collaroy to be an all abilities area by providing accessible pathways, an all abilities playground and surf club, and a free wheeler chair for swimming. To read more, click here to visit council website.

The State and Federal Government

Sargood on Collaroy would not exist without the tremendous financial support from icare, a new organisation created to deliver the State’s insurance and care schemes within the Ministry of Finance, Services and Innovation of the NSW State Government.

The former NSW Premier Mike Baird MP, our local member Brad Hazzard MP (State Member for Wakehurst) , Rob Stokes (Member for Pittwater) and Jason Falinski MP (Member for Mackellar) are very aware and incredibly supportive of The Sargood Foundation and Sargood on Collaroy.

“SARGOOD IS TRULY AN INSPIRATIONAL PLACE THAT TURNS PEOPLE’S DESPAIR INTO HOPE. I AM SO PROUD TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY THAT IS SUPPORTING THE WONDERFUL WORK OF THE SARGOOD FOUNDATION”.

FORMER Premier Mike Baird MP

“Sargood Foundation’s Collaroy facilities were born of community enthusiasm to do more for the people with spinal injuries. It will be an incredible place of hope for a better future.”

Brad HazZard MP

“It is a great honour for Warringah to be home to Sargood on Collaroy and we are proud of the small role we have played to date.  The efforts of the local community to establish it are to be applauded.  Council looks forward to continuing to work closely with The Sargood Foundation to ensure the Collaroy Accessibility Precinct continues to offer facilities for everyone of all abilities to enjoy.

MICHAEL REGAN, MAYOR NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL

“The Sargood Foundation making its home at Collaroy embodies all that is good about the Northern Beaches. Here we find a supportive, hands-on community getting behind people with spinal cord injuries and their carers, while the beachside setting of Sargood on Collaroy provides inspiration.

Rob Stokes MP, Member for Pittwater

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