Colombian Hotel bartenders help tackle leukaemia
SYDNEY: Local bartender Wess McLachlan and the team from Oxford Street institution The Colombian Hotel will be all too happy to show their U.G.L.Y side for the remainder of October as they battle to be crowned the Leukaemia Foundation’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year.
Throughout this month, more than 185 bartenders across NSW and the ACT have been hosting fun events and activities to raise money to assist regional families impacted by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other related blood disorders.
McLachlan and the Colombian are hoping to raise funds to help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to provide regional families with fully furnished accommodation in the city, close to treatment.
“We are the Colombian Cancer Crusaders” McLachlan says. “We are on a mission to raise $15,000 during the month of October to help the people and their families who are affected by this devastating disease.
“You can help us by calling into the Colombian Hotel and donating at the bar, or visiting our fundraising page. Every little bit helps – even the loose change from your drinks!”
Every $80 raised gives a regional family a place to call home for one night in the city, close to treatment. Last financial year the Leukaemia Foundation helped provide accommodation for 725 families who stayed for an average of 38 nights.
U.G.L.Y. stands for ‘Understanding, Generous, Likeable You’ and offers a fun way to raise to raise serious funds to support people with blood cancer.
The bartender who raises the most funds will be crowned U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year and there are prizes for the highest fundraisers
Bartenders involved will be wearing t-shirts saying ‘I’m U.G.L.Y. – I need help!’ – making them easy to spot.
To donate or more information, visit http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/Colombian
For upcoming U.G.L.Y events at the Colombian Hotel, visit https://www.facebook.com/colombianhotel?fref=ts