Bar­tender de­lights in U.G.L.Y tag

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

WHEN peo­ple call Su­bi­aco bar­tender Shel­don Hendry ugly, he takes it as a com­pli­ment.

The Pure Bar coowner won the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion WA’s eighth-an­nual U.G.L.Y Bar­tender of the Year com­pe­ti­tion last week by rais­ing $18,245 for can­cer sup­port ser­vices in re­gional ar­eas.

More than 160 peo­ple took part in the com­pe­ti­tion, which stands for Un­der­stand­ing Gen­er­ous Like­able You.

Mr Hendry is no stranger to the U.G.L.Y crown, af­ter win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion in 2010 and com­ing sec­ond in 2014.

“Ev­ery 42 min­utes, an Aus­tralian is di­ag­nosed with blood can­cer,” Leukaemia Foun­da­tion WA gen­eral man­ager An­drew York said. “We thank ev­ery big-hearted WA bar­tender who has helped fundraise more than $173,400, equiv­a­lent to more than 2167 nights of free ac­com­mo­da­tion for re­gional fam­i­lies dur­ing their treat­ment in the city.”

In ad­di­tion to his tro­phy, Mr Hendry won a $3000 travel voucher, bar prod­ucts and $7500 ser­vices for Pure Bar on Hay Street.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d430286

U.G.L.Y and proud... Pure Bar Su­bi­aco bar­tender Shel­don Hendry.

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