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.