Wear Orange Wednesday approaches
Posted on 03 May, 2022
It’s time to dust off or dig out the orange gladrags in support of our vollies for Wear Orange Wednesday!
Wear Orange Wednesday aka WOW Day is held on Wednesday 18 May, and is one way we say “thank you” to all our SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during flood and storm emergencies.
This year, WOW Day activities include the annual Tug of War event on the lawns of the Alice Springs Town Council. A mascot Tug of War, will kick off the afternoon with local mascots; Paddy the Platypus, Fire Fighter Max, Hector the Road Safety Cat and Booka Bear going head to head prior to teams from Police, Fire and Emergency Services.
“Every year we see the our front line officers from police, fire and emergency services pull together for the annual Tug of War shield. This year we’ve afforded the same opportunity to some local mascots, who’ve had been itching to show not just their strength but also their support to our volunteers.
“We’re excited to see how this addition to the line-up will play out, said NTES Community Engagement Officer Colette Ritchie
“Despite their silence and external cuddliness, we have reason to believe they may be harbouring some feelings of revenge against each other.”
The annual Tug of War event will be held on the Alice Springs Town Council lawns on Wednesday 18 May from 3pm until 5pm.
WOW Day is a national day which recognises the dedication and support that SES volunteers give to the community, which include but are not limited to; assistance in search and rescues, storm damage, aerial searches, flood rescues and so much more.