Discovering The Real Why Behind Corporate Membership
There are many different reasons why decision makers choose to become Corporate Members of PBF Australia. The obvious ones are:
- To provide financial protection against prohibitively expensive traumatic spinal cord injury for your staff, 24 hours a day every day of the year, both on and off the job.
- Access to special rates for our Injury Prevention Programs to raise awareness and reduce the incidence and impact of injuries at work and at play.
- Support of a not-for-profit charity who employs over 40 paraplegic and quadriplegic members in a variety of roles, in particular public speaking.
- Support those in our community living with spinal cord injury through the provision of unmet special needs, such as electric beds for people with quadriplegia.
Then there are the hidden reasons. The ones that are so personal we often don’t get to hear about them. Take Graham Sagar the owner of Tigger’s Place and Kanga’s Kindy. These early learning centres recognise young children are active participants in their own learning and development, and seek to create a friendly, safe, secure and supportive environment. Graham and his staff have been Corporate Members of PBF Australia’s since June 2014.
During a recent meeting Graham divulged the real reasons why he was so keen to take out PBF Corporate Membership. Firstly, his father John Sagar along with friend Bill McKenzie played a significant role in ensuring seat belt wearing laws in cars were made compulsory in Australia. It is 40 years since the state of Victoria made history via the compulsory use of seatbelts. The effect on road trauma was so great – the death toll was down by almost 10 per cent in the first year. All other Australian states followed and by January 01 1972, the wearing of belts was compulsory throughout Australia (http://www.motoring.com.au/buckled-to-history-21137/).
PBF Australia are very passionate about educating young drivers through our award winning Injury Prevention Road Programs, and our involvement in Rotary’s Road Safety Education Programs. PBF Corporate Members help fund these programs, so Graham’s Corporate Membership is contributing to Road Safety Education.
The second reason Graham shared for taking out Corporate Membership was even more personal. He himself had been involved in an airplane crash which had broken his back in couple of places. Graham was one of the lucky ones not severing his spinal cord, however his close call created enormous empathy for those living with SCI. Corporate Membership fees contribute to easing the impact for these members of our community, helping them to get the most out of life.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Graham Sagar and his team for their ongoing support of PBF Australia. If you would like to find out more about become a Corporate Member you can do so here.