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George Clooney Visits Social Bite Cafe in Edinburgh

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George Clooney has arrived in Edinburgh to visit Social Bite cafeteria which helps homeless people.

The Hollywood star is visiting the Social Bite cafe, which donates all its profits to homeless people.

Heather McGowan, 32, from Glasgow, won a competition to meet George Clooney for lunch held at a secret location.


George Clooney will then speak at the Scottish Business Awards at Edinburgh’s international conference center.

The actor will speak in front of a sold-out 2,000-strong audience.Social Bite Edinburgh

Josh Littlejohn, founder of Social Bite and the Scottish Business Awards, said: “The staff are unbelievably excited about George’s visit. He’s one of the most famous people on the planet and we are looking forward to introducing him to the Social Bite concept.”

Social Bite cafe operates a “suspended” coffee and food program where customers can pay for a hot drink or food for a homeless person.

Last month, it launched what is thought to be the first “selfless” loyalty card, which lets customers feed the homeless. It works by accruing loyalty points to enable the purchase of a free meal and hot drink for a homeless person by customers who have made 10 visits to the cafe.

A quarter of its workforce in the five Social Bite stores across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen is formerly homeless.

All proceeds from the business awards event, hosted by comedian Rob Brydon, will go towards a range of charities including the Social Bite Fund and Not On Our Watch – a humanitarian charity co-founded by George Clooney with Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and others.