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UGLY a beauty

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October 10, 2017

Jenny Laggozino (front, centre) with participants of Sunday's 20km walk.

The weather was admittedly a bit ‘U.G.L.Y’.

But the intermittent rain was where that ended as a group of kind-kearted Tatura walkers assembled just after 11 on Sunday morning to embark on an ambitious 20km walk around the town in efforts to combat Leukemia.

The U.G.L.Y Bartender walk-a-thon is part of Tatura Top Pub’s Jenny Lagozzino’s two month fundraising effort to raise $20000 for the Leukemia Foundation.

It has become an important cause for Ms Lagozzino, following a personal experience with the disease.

The walk-a-thon departed the pub at about 11, with the option available to walk as much or as little of the 20kms as desired.

The reward: a lunch and drink afterwards, alongside the walkers doing their bit in efforts to combat Leukemia.

This year marks the third year the pub has taken on an ambitious fund-raising campaign for the cause.

‘‘The first year we just did it... we raised just under $5000,’’ Ms Lagozzino said of the pub’s fund-raising for the U.G.L.Y Bartender campaign.

‘‘The second year $15000... we actually won for Victoria.’’

‘‘This year, we’re trying to raise $20000.’’

From Sunday’s walk alone, just one event in the pub’s two month long calander of fund-raising efforts, Ms Lagozzino estimated about $4000 had been rasied.

‘‘There’s only a handful (of people),’’ she said.

‘‘It shows how just a few people can help make such a difference.’’

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