Family Fun Day for the Leukaemia Foundation this Sunday

GOOD CAUSE: U.G.L.Y bartenders Stuart Joyce, Jess Hayes, Emma Charles and Dede Rowe from the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club. They are fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation.

GOOD CAUSE: U.G.L.Y bartenders Stuart Joyce, Jess Hayes, Emma Charles and Dede Rowe from the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club. They are fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation.

BARTENDERS at the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club are showing their U.G.L.Y. side for a good cause.

A Family Fun Day is being held at the club for the Leukaemia Foundation this Sunday, October 16 from 10 am.

Organisers say there will be a jumping castle at the event as well as snow cones, popcorn machine, games and raffles and all money raised from raffles and from the games will be donated to the Leukemia Foundation. 

“Every $80 raised will help provide one night of accommodation for regional Australians who required accommodation or are undergoing treatment for blood cancer,” a spokesperson from the Leukaemia Foundation said. 

“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.” 

She said 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 eighth year, the  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 forced to relocate from regional areas to access treatments that are only available in metropolitan facilities,” the spokesperson said. 

“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.  

“It is thanks to the generous support of U.G.L.Y. bartenders, their venues and their patrons, that the Leukaemia Foundation is able to help 70 families around the country every night of the year.”

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