Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Fernwood Fitness Partners with DV Safe Phone Charity Initiative

Fernwood Fitness Partners with DV Safe Phone Charity Initiative
November 16, 2022

Fernwood Fitness has announced a partnership with DV Safe Phone to support the essential service they are providing to victims of domestic violence.

The not-for-profit organisation came to fruition in 2020 when Chief Executive Ashton Wood learned that the mobile phone is often one of the first items to be thrown, broken or stolen during domestic violence.

Without a phone, the victim is left cut off from the outside world with no way to call emergency services or helplines for assistance.

DV Safe Phone collects, repurposes and gifts mobile phones to victims of domestic violence (DV) through registered charities, safe houses and authorities serving this vulnerable community.

These phones are then provided as part of an individual’s ‘safe’ or ‘escape’ plan’ offering a lifeline to call for help when it’s needed most.

Not only does the initiative reduce e-waste, but it helps those that need it most.

As Wood explains “my hope is that one day, if we do our job really well, there will no longer be a need for DV Safe Phone at all.

“I look forward to this day, so that we can celebrate what we have achieved together.”

With reports of domestic violence amplified by COVID-19 and extended lockdowns, Fernwood is proud to be part of the conversation around domestic, family, and sexual violence, in a purposeful and interactive way.

By normalising these discussions, we can raise awareness, and further connect support services and victims to the resources they need to protect and save lives.

Those with spare phones to donate can visit their local Fernwood, or find their nearest DV Safe Phone donation drop-off point here using their interactive map.

Alternatively, if there aren’t any locations nearby, old phones can be posted to PO Box 1440, Mooloolaba QLD 4557.

In addition, click here to make a donation.

Related Articles

26th October 2022 - Fernwood Fitness named Franchise Group of the Year at 2022 AUSactive Awards

27th September 2022 - Fernwood Fitness announces licence acquisition of HYPOXI weight loss brand

27th June 2022 - Fernwood Fitness releases four-day EOFY offer

8th April 2022 - Fernwood Fitness’ Di Williams explains the importance of overcoming obstacles and seizing opportunities

11th February 2022 - Diana Williams explains move to Fernwood’s new FusionX studios

22nd December 2021 - Fernwood Fitness innovates with new fusion studios

10th December 2021 - One in four Fernwood Fitness members look to prioritise mental health

8th October 2021 - Fernwood Fitness looks to reopen Greater Sydney and NSW clubs at midnight on Monday

2nd October 2021 - Fernwood Fitness recognised in 2021 Topfranchise Awards

16th September 2021 - Fernwood Fitness launches new Fusion studio brand

23rd April 2021 - Fernwood Fitness Woden launches Clubbercise classes

10th November 2020 - 9Round kickboxing clubs shed light on Australia’s domestic violence epidemic

3rd April 2019 - Australian Innovative Systems’ Chief Executive dances to help stop domestic violence

22nd June 2018 - Alcohol researchers report rise in domestic violence on State of Origin nights

26th May 2018 - PCYC rolls out fitness program for domestic violence survivors across Queensland

27th July 2017 - Survey shows Fernwood delivers Australia’s most satisfied fitness club members

29th November 2016 - Fernwood Fitness to partner Melbourne women’s AFL club

10th November 2016 - Fernwood Fitness reaches halfway point in Breast Cancer fundraising

7th August 2015 - Fernwood Fitness joins Mudderella as its Official Gym Partner

28th July 2015 - Fernwood Fitness plans for women to Lift the Nation

24th June 2015 - Fernwood Female Fitness gains highest level of customer satisfaction among Australian gym chains

5th March 2013 - Fernwood Fitness opens its doors to mark International Women’s Day

5th August 2009 - Club Physical Helps Combat Domestic Violence


Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

ProSlide Technology

ProSlide is the global leader in water ride design and manufacturing, supplying high-performance water attractions to new and expanding water parks around the world. For over three decades, ProSlide…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Parkequip

Parkequip is an approved supplier under the NSW LGP Contract 308 for a range of products including play equipment, shade, shelters, safe fall, park furniture and school outdoor seating. All materials…

read more

Fitness / Parks / Play / Recreation / Surfaces

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

Advanced Aquarium Technologies

Advanced Aquarium Technologies (AAT) is a world leader in the design, construction, and operation of landmark public aquariums. Led from Queensland, AAT has delivered aquarium projects in over 25…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Parks / Zoos

 
 

The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist integrator and contractor in sound reinforcement, audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. Over its almost 50 year history the company…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues

 
 

Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business