Ugly bar staff looking good

THE competition between pubs in Bundaberg is about to get ugly with contestants preparing for the Leukaemia Foundation's UGLY Bartender of the Year Campaign.

Eight bartenders will be holding raffles, competitions and charity lunches in an effort raise the most money between October 31 and December 11 earning them the crown of UGLY - Understanding, Generous, Likeable You, Bartender.

The Lighthouse Hotel bartender Amy Regan said the regulars at her work had already come up with ideas once she announced her decision.

“I decided to join because my sister just had a baby and I thought there is no cure now but I don't want him to go through having a blood cancer or one of his friends having a blood cancer,” she said.

The UGLY contenders said they all had a number of fundraising events planned for the six weeks of competition.

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland assistant regional fundraiser Tunja Cottier said there was no limit on how the contestants could raise the money.

“They can do anything from raffles to lunch days to getting all their tips donated,” she said.

Ms Cottier said the competition was yet to be heated.

“I'm going to burr them up a little bit though,” she said.

Bars participating in the competition include East Bundaberg Sports Club, the Grand Hotel, Bundaberg RSL, the Lighthouse Hotel, the Central Hotel, Western Suburbs Leagues Club, Tattersalls Hotel and the Metro Hotel.

How to help • Visit a participating bar between October 31 and December 11 and donate at the special tins on the counter • Look out for events the bars will be holding throughout the six weeks. • Visitwww.uglybartender.org.au to sponsor a contestant


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