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