HELP AN U.G.L.Y. BLOKE

South Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THE man­ager at Nanango’s Palace Ho­tel reck­ons he is U.G.L.Y.

“It’ll prob­a­bly make most of my pa­trons happy be­cause they don’t think I’m all that good look­ing,” Beau Smith said.

The ti­tle of U.G.L.Y. Bar­tender stands for Un­der­stand­ing, Gen­er­ous, Like­able, You and is part of the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s an­nual fundrais­ing ap­peal.

“It gives back to a good cause,” Mr Smith said.

“Ev­ery $80 raised pays for one night’s ac­com­mo­da­tion for a fam­ily or a sin­gle per­son.”

Each week­end the Palace hosts live mu­sic and Mr Smith passes a tin around chas­ing small do­na­tions.

“We have raf­fles, we shake the tin and have the mu­si­cians an­nounce for it,” Mr Smith said.

The char­ity drive runs un­til the end of Septem­ber af­ter fundrais­ing for about two weeks. Mr Smith has $180 in the bank but he is push­ing for an am­bi­tious tar­get of $3000.

“We’re still work­ing on dif­fer­ent ideas, I know the RSL is do­ing it as well, a lady down there by the name of Jenna Adams has leukaemia and we went to school to­gether. It’s one of those things that af­fects fam­i­lies deeply.”

To do­nate, drop in to the Palace Ho­tel on Dray­ton St or visit ugly­bar­tender.org.au and search for Beau Smith.

PHOTO: MICHAEL NOLAN

GET­TING U.G.L.Y.: Beau Smith is rais­ing money for Leukaemia Foun­da­tion through the U.G.L.Y Bar­tender Com­pe­ti­tion.

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