State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is today calling on everyone to wear orange to work or to school to show our support and appreciation for SES volunteers.
Local schools, community groups, and workplaces are encouraged to get involved and to participate in the community and workplace events taking place today.
Wear Orange Wednesday is an acknowledgement of the courage and dedication that NSW SES volunteers make, putting themselves on the front line and making themselves available to our communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
There are currently more than 40,000 SES volunteers Australia wide who collectively provide more than one million hours of their time each and every year to support and assist communities in need.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“Today our community has an opportunity to say thanks to NSW SES volunteers for their ongoing dedication to keeping our communities safe no matter the circumstance.”
“The simple gesture of wearing something orange to work or to school is all you need to do.”
“Orange is the official colour of the State Emergency Service. We have all seen the orange clad volunteers out on the frontline of the natural disasters we have had across the Hunter.”
“The SES helped evacuate many Wallsend residents during the Pasha Bulker storm in 2007 and assisted everyone across the Hunter during the April 2015 super storm for days on end.”
“So make sure you wear something orange today and tell people why it’s important.”