Hashtags help show support during volunteer week

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Bunbury State Emergency Service members Ben Deeley, Li Leng Ang and Chris Widmer.
Camera IconBunbury State Emergency Service members Ben Deeley, Li Leng Ang and Chris Widmer. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Bunbury will again turn a shade of orange tomorrow as the community is encouraged to wear brightly coloured garments to recognise National Volunteer Week.

Bunbury and Australind State Emergency Service volunteers are taking part in several community activities during the week, which runs until Sunday.

People are encouraged to show their support for SES volunteers during Wear Orange Wednesday – or WOW Day – by posting photographs to social media using the hashtag “#thankyouSES”.

City of Bunbury will also be illuminating the Koombana Bay footbridge and Marlston Tower with orange lights as part of its recognition of volunteers.

Tomorrow’s bright initiative will complement a Bunbury Emergency Services Showcase with the SES, Bunbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bunbury Sea Rescue crew at Paisley Square on Saturday.

The showcase from 9am to 12noon will include displays, emergency vehicles and provide an opportunity for the community to meet volunteers and learn about their contributions.

Bunbury SES public information officer Ben Deeley said the community should take up the opportunity.

“Whether community members want to obtain information on emergency preparedness, are considering joining one of the services or simply want to come down and show support, the event offers a fantastic opportunity to access several of the local units and brigades at the one time and location,” Mr Deeley said.

Australind SES will also be holding a free family fun day at its Ditchingham Road headquarters on Saturday.

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