Jason raises the bar
ELMAR’S in the Valley bartender Jason Macgill is getting U.G.L.Y to help beat blood cancer.
The bartender is hoping to take out the title of U.G.L.Y bartender of the year after already raising $1500 towards the cause.
The fundraising competition asks bartenders to demonstrate their Understanding, Generous, Likeable You by raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s vital accommodation service.
Mr Macgill said he decided to take part this year as a way to give back and help those living with leukaemia.
“I signed up for the first time this year and we’ve raise more than $1000 for people with blood cancer,” he said.
“Our patrons have been so supportive, they have happily donate their change to the cause and given generously at the events we have held.”
He said a few dollars went a long way. “A bit of loose change may not mean much to everyone, but when donated it can add up and make a big difference,” he said
Since it started nine years ago, the fundraiser has raised $10 million. Leukaemia Foundation fundraising campaigns manager Naz Ellat said every $80 raised would fund one night’s accommodation for a patient and their carer while they access treatment.
“Across Australia our dedicated U.G.L.Y bartender entrants have already raised $735,000,” she said.
To support Jason Macgill visit uglybartender.org.au
Bartender Jason Macgill hopes to bring in more donations for a worthy cause.