Fundrais­ing in the mix

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News - Aaron Cor­lett­mu­ni­ d475811

BARTENDERS at De­canter have shown their UGLY side for a good cause.

The Vic­to­ria Park bar and restau­rant took part in the UGLY Bar­tender of the Year.

The quirky fundrais­ing com­pe­ti­tion asks bartenders to demon­strate their Un­der­stand­ing, Gen­er­ous, Like­able You (UGLY) side by rais­ing money for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s vi­tal ac­com­mo­da­tion ser­vice.

De­canter man­ager Craig Wright said it was the first time the venue had taken part in the fundrais­ing cam­paign.

“It’s a good cause and I fig­ure that ev­ery lit­tle bit that we can raise helps,” he said.

“We’ve cre­ated a spe­cial cock­tail for the cam­paign, which is a mar­garita with blue cu­ra­cao, which gives it a twist.”

The WA 2017 UGLY Bar­tender of the Year win­ner will be an­nounced af­ter Novem­ber 14, with a travel voucher up for grabs for the top fundraiser, and ad­di­tional prizes for the over­all win­ner’s venue.

Since the fundrais­ing cam­paign was launched in WA dur­ing 2009, more than $1 mil­lion has been raised, with ev­ery $80 raised pro­vid­ing one night’s ac­com­mo­da­tion for peo­ple fac­ing blood cancer.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

De­canter man­ager Craig Wright and Leukaemia Foun­da­tion cam­paigns as­sis­tant El­lissa Dohnt.

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