Kick off your shoes for a day of fundraising and fun

THERE'S only one situation where being referred to as ugly could actually serve as a compliment.

UGLY (Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You) bartenders from across the country are doing their best to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Dalby Leagues Club's UGLY bartender Ellen Greaves is on a mission to raise $10,000 for the foundation and hopes to do that with a little barefoot action on the bowling green.

On August 31, Dalby Leagues Club along with Miss Greaves will be hosting a Barefoot Bowls fundraiser at Dalby Bowls Club, all in the name of raising much-needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

After losing an uncle to leukaemia seven years ago, Miss Greaves said it was more important than ever to raise money and awareness to this cause.

"It's something that I quite passionately and happily raise money for," Miss Greaves said.

"We just wanted to try and do something a bit different. We want to try and get a wide range of people, and try and bring a few more people into it.

"I want to have a fun day and raise as much as we can for the cause, and put some more awareness out there."

Teams are encouraged to dress up for the occasion, with prizes distributed at the end of the day for the winners, the best dressed, and the best team name.

But the main aim of the day will be to raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause.

"It's not a serious day," Miss Greaves said.

"It's just a day to have fun and literally just to raise money for this great cause."

Teams must register by Wednesday, August 28. The cost is $60 per team of four.

To register and contribute to a great cause, head to Dalby Leagues Club.


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