U.G.L.Y raise funds for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

■ Be­ing U.G.L.Y has never been so beau­ti­ful, as lo­cal bar­tenders work to­gether to sup­port re­gional Aus­tralians suf­fer­ing from leukaemia.

U.G.L.Y stands for “un­der­stand­ing, gen­er­ous, like­able you” and is the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s quirky fundrais­ing cam­paign.

Bar staff from the Tam­brey, Kar­ratha Tav­ern, Dampier Mer­maid Ho­tel and Point Sam­son Tav­ern have joined more than 160 bar­tenders across WA in the ini­tia­tive.

The bar­tender who raises the most funds in WA will be crowned the U.G.L.Y Bar­tender of the Year.

Me­gan Boyle and Alice Dex­ter from the Tam­brey Tav­ern in Kar­ratha have al­ready raised more than $2000 in only two weeks.

Ms Boyle said wear­ing the U.G.L.Y T-shirts was a great way of at­tract­ing at­ten­tion.

“When cus­tomers see our Tshirts they ask what it is all about and most peo­ple are more than happy to do­nate to the cause,” she said.

Tam­brey gen­eral man­ager Danny Blazeski said the girls had sur­passed last year’s fundrais­ing to­tal of $1000.

“The cus­tomers have re­ally got­ten into it — I’ve seen some of the guys do­nat­ing up to $50 at a time at the bar,” he said.

“We are also plan­ning on do­ing a big U.G.L.Y Hal­loween Party at the end of the month.”

Leukaemia Foun­da­tion WA gen­eral man­ager An­drew York urged Pil­bara res­i­dents to sup­port U.G.L.Y. bar­tenders.

“The im­pact of be­ing di­ag­nosed with blood can­cer is greater for peo­ple liv­ing in re­gional and ru­ral Aus­tralia be­cause it means leav­ing work, school and fam­ily be­hind to re­lo­cate to the city, adding to the emo­tional tur­moil,” he said.

To find a lo­cal U.G.L.Y. bar­tender to sup­port, visit www. ugly­bar­tender.org.au or do­nate at a par­tic­i­pat­ing venue.

Pic­ture: Court­ney Fowler

Me­gan Boyle and Alice Dex­ter have raised more than $2000 at the Tam­brey Tav­ern since Oc­to­ber 1.

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