Cheeky name helps bartenders raise awareness
Karratha’s Tambrey Tavern is again running a campaign with an U.G.L.Y name but a beautiful message.
Tambrey bartenders Quinn Anderson and Mairi MacColl have put their hands up to be local faces of the Leukaemia Foundation’s quirky fundraising campaign for bartenders, with money going towards accommodation for regional blood cancer patients who need treatment in the city.
The attention-getting acronym stands for “understanding, generous, likeable you”.
Tambrey Tavern functions manager Sarah Anfield said staff were aiming for a target amount of $8000 to beat last year’s collection of almost $7000. Ms Anderson, who was also part of the campaign last year, said the U.G.L.Y T-shirts she and Ms MacColl wore definitely got people’s attention.
“A lot of them ask what U.G.L.Y means, so it’s a good way to get the message out,” she said. “It gets people talking.” Tambrey staff are donating their tips to the campaign while it is running, have created an U.G.L.Y cocktail and will hold a number of fundraising events over coming weeks including a Halloween party this Saturday.
Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club and Samson Beach Tavern are also supporting U.G.L.Y.
The campaign runs for six weeks until November 14.