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 their life. Guests have come from across Australia and New Zealand, and from as far afield as Canada and Norway. And they keep coming back – some guests have even stayed up to sixteen times!
Reflecting on the two year milestone, James Dakin, Resort Manager at Sargood on Collaroy, said “It has been an incredible journey and we are all extremely proud to be delivering on our promise – to give people with SCI a place where they can enjoy a holiday without having to worry about accessibility or having to miss out on activities because of their injury. We have a purpose-built facility with highly capable staff, a range of recreational activities and courses, and all the equipment that our guests need right here at the resort. It all adds up to exceptional experiences for our guests.”
Sam Bloom, inspiration behind best seller Penguin Bloom, says her visits to Sargood on Collaroy’s gym has helped build her confidence following her accident.
“Following my accident, it took a lot of effort for me to regain my confidence and independence. Exercise helped me focus on improving my physical strength, but also made a big impact on how I was feeling mentally. I’m thankful that I have a facility like Sargood on Collaroy in close reach. I hope that more venues designed for people with SCI are developed in the future,” said Mrs Bloom.
Mark Soyer, who is a para-alpine skier and winter Paralympian, is joining Sargood on Collaroy’s two-year celebrations and recently experienced the resort.
“Through sport I have been lucky enough to extensively travel the world many times, I have seen nothing like it anywhere. Sargood on Collaroy has managed to take all medical-related requirements needed for someone with SCI, completely individualise them for each visitor while maintaining a 6-star resort feel. It’s incredible,” said Mr Soyer.