WOW, Orange is the new black ... and white, blue or any other colour on Wednesday

TOMORROW marks the Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) campaign, an awareness day for the State Emergency Services (SES). 

Members of the community across the state and nationally are encouraged to wear orange to school and work to show their support for their local SES volunteers, the orange reflective of the SES colours. 

The Swan Hill SES team from left: Wendy Hayes, Michelle Singleton, Claire Billing, Rob Merrett (seated), Carrina Knight and Damian Howison. PICTURE: Lily Hoffmann.

The Swan Hill SES team from left: Wendy Hayes, Michelle Singleton, Claire Billing, Rob Merrett (seated), Carrina Knight and Damian Howison. PICTURE: Lily Hoffmann.

Unit Controller for the Swan Hill SES Rob Merrett said that it would be a great gesture for Swan Hill locals to support the national campaign.

"We are changing all of our Facebook profiles to wearing orange and saying something about WOW," Mr Merrett said. 

The SES provide a 24 hour, seven day a week rescue service to the Swan Hill greater area. 

"We assist with road accident rescue to river rescues to searches, we get called out on average about once a week," he said. 

Mr Merrett said the WOW campaign was reflective of the community spirit of the SES.

"It is mainly for support, without the support of the community there is not much you can do when raising funds and even extra assistance when required," he said. 

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