Blogs & News – Sargood on Collaroy

News
July 10, 2019

Sargood Foundation launches travel grants for prospective guests

From 1 July 2019 the Sargood Foundation will be providing travel assistance grants of up to $500 to prospective guests who require financial assistance to travel to and from Sargood on Collaroy. The recipients of the grants will be selected from applicants at the discretion of the Sargood Foundation. Applications…
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April 24, 2019

New local offering – wheelchair tennis comes to Collaroy

Tennis anyone? Sargood guests can now get competitive or just have fun on a new wheelchair-friendly hard-court thanks Collaroy Tennis Club and Evolve Tennis Academy! The club offers a qualified Tennis Australia Wheelchair Development coach for private or group lessons, free sports wheelchairs and casual court hire. Best of all,…
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April 18, 2019

Crew Questions – Rec Program Manager

Get to know our Recreation Program Manager, a borrowed gem from Queensland's Making Strides! Crew Member: Wade Crew Role: Exercise Physiologist and All things Rec! If you could swap roles with anyone else at Sargood, whose job would you want? Probably Dave, our Occupational Therapist.  There is some very cool…
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March 18, 2019

“The opportunity of a lifetime” – Nichole’s ReWalk Experience

Follow our guest Nichole as she experiences ReWalk for the first time. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to stand upright, walk, turn, and climb and descend stairs. The system allows independent, controlled walking while…
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February 20, 2019

Sargood on Collaroy turns two

Since opening the doors two years ago, people with spinal cord injury (SCI) have travelled from across the world to experience Sargood on Collaroy. Almost all guests (98%) who have stayed at Sargood on Collaroy since it opened in 2016 have said their stay has had a positive impact on…
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January 4, 2019

Home and Away—The Australian

Penny Hunter, writer for The Australian covers our beach front resort, discussing amenities, recreation activities, and funding options: highlighting the reasons why your next stress-free holiday should be with us at Sargood on Collaroy. Read it here. The Australian is the biggest-selling national newspaper in the country.
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December 17, 2018

Sargood on Collaroy celebrates two-year milestone

Spotlight on Sargood's 2nd Birthday celebrations! Piece written by Freedom2live, an online publication providing the latest updates in the rehabilitation and disability space. Read it here.
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December 11, 2018

Sargood and Empower Golf’s Adaptive Golf Camp 2018!

Sargood on Collaroy and Empower Golf Australia hosted the inaugural Adaptive Golf Camp across two beautiful summer days in December. The camp provided golfers with a truly memorable experience playing at some the best courses in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Alongside Empower Golf’s PGA pro Lachie Foulsham, the course included competition…
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November 9, 2018

Sargood in SCIA’s Accord Magazine Spring 2018

SCIA's Accord Magazine, Spring 2018 has gone to print. Have a read online at the link below and view our ad on page 15. Accord Magazine focuses on topics that impact people living with SCI, as well as personal stories, travel, and technology. https://issuu.com/spinalcordinjuriesaustralia/docs/accord_2018_spring?fbclid=IwAR1FI033FdAG80vxPcD9LJU-awx0A-bduJDsIzGoSSUamtyYUZmULjcDGNA
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October 22, 2018

“When accommodation is made accessible, it feels like home”

"I've had a lot of firsts while staying at Sargood .. needless to say I have fallen in love with this place!!" A beautifully written piece by one of our lovely guests, Mel Harrison. Learn about Mel's first stay at Sargood, and the new experiences she's had here, 23 years…
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October 11, 2018

Channel 9’s Today Extra showcases our groundbreaking resort

Channel 9's Today Extra shows viewers how Sargood has kept wheelchair accessibility at the forefront of every decision. Showcasing facility features such as assisstive technology and adaptive equipment, this segment shows how Sargood takes the stress out of travel for those with SCI. With a large range of recreation activities…
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August 30, 2018

Great Britain takes a trip down under

World-class parasport team experiences the ease of Sargood on Collaroy together “Our team has travelled around the world and never been to a place so accessible and friendly. The vibe you feel when you walk in is truly unique. We went from training to relaxing seamlessly without having to think…
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August 20, 2018

Vacations & Travel Magazine show why group bookings at Sargood are a breeze.

The Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team discuss staying at Sargood with a large group, and how it differs from anywhere else in the world. Organising a group getaway with accessible accommodation has never been more simple. We are able to cater for small to large groups. Whether you are coming…
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August 10, 2018

Accessible Holidays Designed for you

ParaQuad News, the official magazine of ParaQuad NSW, highlights our beach side resort, and what a stay at Sargood on Collaroy means for people living with SCI.   Read it here.
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June 19, 2018

Finding inclusion in an inaccessible world

Northcott, one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability service organisations, recently featured a guest blog post by Dom Freestone, who talks about his stay at Sargood on Collaroy, our fully accessible beachside resort built specifically for people with a spinal cord injury.   Read it here
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June 19, 2018

The Sargood effect: ProBono News article

"Everyone loves a good holiday. But for many people in a wheelchair, going on vacation can often be a very stressful undertaking." ProBono News ran a feature story about how Sargood on Collaroy takes the stress out of holidaying for people with a spinal cord injury. Sargood is for the…
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June 19, 2018

Manly Daily news story: ‘Life changing Sargood’

  "Sargood on Colloroy is the first of its kind in the world created only for people with spinal injuries, their friends and families." In this story by the Manly Daily, read about how Sargood on Colloroy allows guests, all of whom have a spinal cord injury, to have a…
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June 19, 2018

SBS News story: Sargood on Collaroy

Sargood on Collaroy's world-first health and wellness retreat featured on SBS News. "From the ground up, everything has been designed with accessibility in mind" — Nick Taylor Sargood is a world-first health and wellness retreat, purpose-built for people living with a spinal cord injury to refresh, learn and connect. https://vimeo.com/202289883  …
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June 19, 2018

Sargood architects win Good Design Award

The innovative architectural design of Sargood on Collaroy picked up a Best in Class award at the 2017 Australian Good Design Awards. As the highest design honour in the country, the Awards showcase the best of design, innovation and creativity in Australia. Designed by WMK Architecture, Sargood on Collaroy took out the…
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May 28, 2018

Covered Magazine: Sargood Success

The Northern Beaches Covered Magazine, features our world-class resort for people living with spinal cord injury and tells of the hundreds of Australian and international guests who are benefiting from as far afield as Canada, New Zealand and Norway. The article features Camilleri from Box Hill, carer and mum to eight-year…