U.G.L.Y campaign has a beautiful cause

Tari JeffersSouth Western Times
Parks Tavern and Restaurant's Nelson Pratt has put his hand up for the U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year fundraising initiative to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Camera IconParks Tavern and Restaurant's Nelson Pratt has put his hand up for the U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year fundraising initiative to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Credit: South Western Times/Tari Jeffers

He may be called U.G.L.Y, but for Bunbury bartender Nelson Pratt, the outcome may well be beautiful.

The U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year initiative stands for Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You! and raises money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

It is the third or fourth time Mr Pratt, who works at Parks Tavern and Restaurant, has participated in the initiative.

“It’s a great cause,” he said.

“I’ve had family members who have passed away from cancer and I know the financial toll.

“Anything I can do to help people out financially by doing this is one of the main reasons I’m part of this.”

U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year starts today and runs until September 11.

Throughout the fundraising period, Mr Pratt intends to raise money through activities and events including dyeing his hair blue, having blue drinks for sale and having an U.G.L.Y party.

“All donations will go to the cause and people can come dressed up in blue,” he said.

“We’ll have raffles and it’ll be a fun night.”

Mr Pratt’s target for U.G.L.Y Bartender this year is $2000.

“We’ve had a few hits and misses over the years, but we think this year’s events will help with donations,” he said.

“We’re pushing for a big year.”

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