Leederville Tennis Club raises money for Leukaemia Foundation

Bar tenders Karen Campbell and Gary Booth with Michael Harris (centre). Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Bar tenders Karen Campbell and Gary Booth with Michael Harris (centre). Picture: Andrew Ritchie

LEEDERVILLE Tennis Club members are supporting the 10th annual U.G.L.Y Bartender fundraiser at the club’s Open Day on Saturday in honour of friend and fellow tennis player Michael Harris who has leukaemia.

Money raised will go towards the Leukaemia Foundation’s accommodation services that provide a home-away-from-home for regional families who need to relocate to the city for treatment.

Harris, a former club president, was first diagnosed with leukaemia in 2002 and went in to remission but it “showed its head again” two years ago.

The 75-year-old was forced to stop playing tennis two years ago but said he still enjoyed the social aspect of the club.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the courts full on Saturday,” he said.

Vice president Karen Campbell said she had known Michael for 15 years and the fundraiser was a way of giving back to the community, in honour of their friend.

Campbell said they started with a fundraising target of $560 but had already surpassed that so wanted to get to $1000.

Donate at https://uglybartender.org.au/.