No such things as ugly for the leukemia kids

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Gizelle Ghidella

UGLY isn’t such a bad thing. Bar­tender Rachelle Lynch, at the Cen­tral Ho­tel in Port Dou­glas, has signed up to show her UGLY (Un­der­stand­ing, Gen­er­ous, Like­able You) side to sup­port the Leukemia Foun­da­tion.

“I’m just try­ing to help these lit­tle sick kids and their fam­i­lies,” Ms Lynch said.

“It’s a strug­gle when you’re un­well and it’s hard to have funds for travel and treat­ment.

“It’s just aw­ful so I wanted to get in­volved and raise money for pa­tients in the area to send them to Bris­bane.

“Ev­ery $80 I raise is one night’s ac­com­mo­da­tion and $1500 will help a fam­ily of four.”

She said her grand­chil­dren had fun giv­ing her an “ugly” makeover. “I de­cided to dress ugly be­cause it’s a con­ver­sa­tion starter and it makes me stand out,” Rachelle said.

“If I raise the most amount of money I would be the UGLY Bar­tender of the Year, but it’s not about me, it’s about help­ing peo­ple in need.”

Rachelle would love lo­cal busi­nesses to sup­port her raf­fle with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the Lukemia Foun­da­tion.

Pic­ture: GIZELLE GHDIELLA

Rachelle Lynch says cheers to be­ing UGLY

Brad Maisel

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