The Leukaemia Foundation has launched its UGLY Bartender of the Year campaign to raise $1.2 million to provide 15,000 nights of free accommodation for people with blood cancer.
Bartenders at over 1000 hotels and clubs nationwide will be showing their UGLY side (Understanding, Generous, Likeable You) and fundraising for this cause until 25 November.
It has been announced that those who raise over $5000 will go in the draw for the major national prize of five nights accommodation for two at Port Douglas’ premier resort, Niramaya Villas and Spa. Niramaya Villas and Spa is a 5-Star luxury Balinese pavilion-style resort set in 15ha of landscaped gardens within walking distance of Port Douglas Village and Four Mile Beach.
Niramaya managers Zac Sarnecki and Amanda Zsifko were compelled to partner with the Leukaemia Foundation because it’s a cause very close to their hearts. “We’ve donated the luxury holiday package to the foundation as an incentive to hopefully encourage the participants to raise the most funds possible,” Mr Sarnecki says. “The money raised in the campaign will go towards accommodation for people with blood cancer, to help reduce the financial burden on regional families.
“We hope that our holiday prize is alluring enough to motivate bartenders to go the extra mile and reach at least $5000,” Mr Sarnecki says.