In over 1400 venues around Australia this year you’ll see Bartenders sporting the attention-grabbing ‘I’m U.G.L.Y., I need help!’ T-shirt.
The now famous U.G.L.Y. tees are a quick and easy way to let patrons know that their bartender is raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation by demonstrating their ‘Understanding Generous Likeable You’.
Now in its 8th year U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year is recognised across the hospitality industry as the fundraiser that is pivotal in enabling the Leukaemia Foundation to provide its vital home-away-from-home accommodation service for people who are forced to relocate from regional areas to access treatments that are only available in metropolitan facilities.
Here in Young you will find U.G.L.Y. Bartenders behind the bar at the Empire Hotel, Criterion Hotel Young, Young Bowling Club and the Commercial Hotel
Every $80 raised by an U.G.L.Y. Bartender provides one night’s accommodation. In 2015, U.G.L.Y. Bartenders raised $2 million, providing 25,000 nights of accommodation.
The 2016 U.G.L.Y. Campaign launched in all states on, October 1, and concludes on, November 14 2016.
U.G.L.Y. Bartenders are encouraged to host innovative fundraisers to entertain and amuse patrons in their bar. Events like U.G.L.Y. Pirate Parties, Blue Tie Dinners, cocktail and dessert specials, U.G.L.Y. Club Membership and more.
U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year highlights the generosity of the Australian hospitality industry.
Pubs, clubs and bars are often the heart of their local community, and play a significant role in providing both entertainment and an opportunity to engage patrons in fundraising that impacts both locally and beyond their suburb or town.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s Head of Fundraising Dave Simms says the support of NSW pubs and clubs for U.G.L.Y. has been phenomenal and helped to change the lives of NSW people receiving lifesaving treatment for blood cancer.
“U.G.L.Y. Bartenders are raising money to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s accommodation service and these vital facilities relieve people of a major financial burden when they need it most,” Mr Simms said.
“The compassion these bartenders have for people with blood cancer is overwhelming.
“The number of bartenders signing up to become U.G.L.Y. is growing each year and their generosity is ensuring the Foundation can continue to provide a free ‘home-away-from-home’ to rural and remote families who are touched by a blood cancer diagnosis.”
To find your local U.G.L.Y. bartender www.uglybartender.org.au and click sponsor – you can donate to them online and in their venue.
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