Lagozzi­nos raises mas­sive amount for U.G.L.Y. Bar­tender

The Tatura Guardian - - Front Page - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

Lagozzi­nos Top Pub’s Jenny Lagozzino has taken out the high­est ac­co­lade rais­ing $34 160.45 for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tions 2018 U.G.L.Y. Bar­tender of the Year in Vic­to­ria.

This year 158 Vic­to­rian bar­tenders took part in the 10th year of the U.G.L.Y. Bar­tender cam­paign, rais­ing a mas­sive $145 233 for fam­i­lies liv­ing with can­cer.

Leukaemia Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Bill Petch said the gen­er­ous bar­tenders and venues which took part in the iconic cam­paign had helped pay for more than 150 000 nights of ac­com­mo­da­tion for peo­ple and their fam­i­lies from re­gional cen­tres forced to re­lo­cate to cap­i­tal cities for life­sav­ing blood-can­cer treat­ment.

‘‘The U.G.L.Y. Bar­tender cam­paign brings to­gether com­mu­ni­ties across the na­tion through fun, in­spir­ing com­mu­nity events, which specif­i­cally help fundraise for our ac­com­mo­da­tion ser­vices,’’ Mr Petch said.

He said the ser­vice was vi­tal to sup­port­ing Aus­tralians liv­ing with blood can­cer and al­lowed them to pro­vide home-away-from-home ac­com­mo­da­tion when it was re­ally needed most.

‘‘Re­mov­ing the stress of ac­com­mo­da­tion dur­ing blood-can­cer treat­ment re­ally means a lot to th­ese fam­i­lies, and we thank Jenny Lagozzino and all of the bar­tenders and venues which have par­tic­i­pated in the cam­paign again this year,’’ Mr Petch said.

On av­er­age, each bar­tender par­tic­i­pat­ing raises just over $1250, equat­ing to two weeks ac­com­mo­da­tion.

This year’s prizes per state in­clude a $3000 Flight Cen­tre gift card, Hoshizaki Ice Ma­chine, or Lancer Bev­er­age Sys­tem prod­ucts and ser­vices, to the value of $7500 and an U.G.L.Y. win­ner’s tro­phy.

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