George Clooney to visit Edinburgh social enterprise cafe


HOLLYWOOD star George Clooney is set to visit Edinburgh this November, his first visit to Scotland since 2005, to help raise funds for charity.

Mr Clooney, who is married to the renowned human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, will visit Social Bite – a chain of cafes which employs local homeless people and donates all profits to solving social problems at home and abroad.

Social Bite is giving members of the public the chance to dine with the star by donating a hot drink to a homeless person through their café chain.

A £5 donation will cover the cost of the hot drink, with all remaining proceeds shared between Social Bite and Clooney’s charity Not on Our Watch, which fundraises for humanitarian projects around the world.


George Clooney (third from left) with fellow actors Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in 2001


The prize includes an evening with Mr Clooney for one person at a private dinner party and also includes a luxury overnight stay for two at 5* Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, a spa treatment each at the Guerlain Spa PLUS chauffeur driven transport to and from dinner.

One runner up will also win a brief meet & greet with the star, a photo opportunity and tickets to the Scottish Business Awards where Mr Clooney will be a keynote speaker.

The deal is being offered online by the company Itison, an online special deals and events retailer.

Mr Clooney will personally visit Social Bite’s cafe on Rose Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s new town.

Once there, he will meet staff including some who are from homeless backgrounds, and sample some of the food.

Social Bite is a chain of social enterprise sandwich shops which donates 100% of its profits to charity.

The business has gone from strength-to-strength since opening on Edinburgh’s Rose Street two years ago with four shops now operating in Scotland between Edinburgh and Glasgow and plans to open in Aberdeen and Dundee this summer.

Social Bite’s menu is created by Michelin star rated Mike Mathieson of Chez Roux and a quarter of staff are made up from people with backgrounds of homelessness.

The deal is available at:

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