Manly MP, James Griffin has encouraged members of the local community to wear an orange item of clothing this Wednesday 22, to celebrate Wear it Orange Wednesday or WOW Day which pays tribute to the incredible work of our local SES Volunteers.

WOW Day is an important reminder of the sacrifices our SES Volunteers make on behalf of our community, and their commitment to helping others in times of need which we have so often relied on here in the Manly area.   

Mr Griffin said, “In recent years, Manly and its surrounding suburbs has been hit by unprecedented flooding and storms which has had a significant impact on the safety and wellbeing of our residents and business owners. Time and time again, our local SES Volunteers have been on call and ready to respond and aid those who need it most.”

“On behalf of the entire Manly electorate, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for our Manly NSW SES Unit and all those involved on the Northern Beaches who continue to put service above self all year-round.”

“This WOW Day, I encourage everyone in the community to wear something orange in support of these local heroes,” Mr Griffin said.

WOW Day forms part of National Volunteer Week which runs from the 20-26 May and honours the contributions of all volunteers working in various capacities across the country. This year’s theme is ‘something for everyone.