ELMAR’S in the Valley bartender Jason Macgill is getting UGLY to help beat blood cancer.
The bartender is hoping to take out the title of UGLY bartender of the year after already raising $1500 towards the cause.
The fundraising competition asks bartenders to demonstrate their Understanding, Generous, Likeable You by raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s vital accommodation service.
Mr Macgill said he decided to take part this year as a way to give back and help those living with leukaemia.
“I signed up for the first time this year and we have so raise more than $1000 for people living with blood cancer,” he said.
“Our patrons have been so supportive, they have happily donate their change to the cause and have given generously at the events we have held.”
He said a few dollars went a long way.
“A bit of loose change may not mean much to everyone, but when donated it can add up and make a big difference,” he said
Since it started nine years ago, the fundraiser has raised more than $1 million.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s fundraising campaigns manager Naz Ellat said every $80 raised would fund one night’s accommodation for a patient and their carer while they access treatment.
“Across Australia our dedicated UGLY bartender entrants have already raised $735,000 to help patients and their families fight blood cancer,” she said.
To support Jason Macgill visit uglybartender.org.au.