SES Members from the Ballina and Mullumbimby SES Units. Pictured at The Cape Byron Lighthouse.
SES Members from the Ballina and Mullumbimby SES Units. Pictured at The Cape Byron Lighthouse. Patrick Gorbunovs

Lighthouse orange honours SES

IF YOU gaze at Byron Bay's famous lighthouse tonight and think your eyes were playing tricks with you; you're wrong.

The iconic navigational aid will be turned a shade of orange by lights, from 7pm till 10pm, as part of National SES week.

With permission from National Parks and Cape Byron Trust, the Richmond Tweed SES are lighting up the Byron Bay Lighthouse to show support for and raise awareness of the invaluable contribution NSW SES Volunteers provide their community.

NSW SES Richmond Tweed Acting Region Controller Kaylene Jones said it was important for the community to recognise this tremendous effort.

"Not only have our volunteers helped flood-affected communities but they've also assisted people in times of storms and other emergencies," she said.

"National SES Week is an opportune time for the community to say thank you to the men and women of the NSW SES who have sacrificed their time from family and work to help people in need."

"It's also a good time for people to consider joining the SES to give back to their community."

Today people are being encouraged to wear orange to help raise awareness of the NSW SES and the great contribution its volunteers make every day to their community.



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