Clooneys To Receive Prestigious Award
International human rights lawyer and Hollywood actor to visit Scotland in March
December 19th, 2018
George and Amal Clooney are to collect a special award at the People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala in Edinburgh next spring.
Hundreds of people turned out to welcome George Clooney to the Scottish capital in November 2015 when he visited the headquarters of People's Postcode Lottery.
It has now been revealed the actor and film-maker is to return to Edinburgh on 14th March 2019 along with his wife, the celebrated international human rights lawyer, Amal Clooney. They will be representing the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
In a statement, George and Amal Clooney said, "We are thrilled to be attending the People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala in Edinburgh.
"It is a perfect setting to highlight the urgent need to protect millions of the world's most vulnerable people from human rights abuses."
The couple will be interviewed by the well-known broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky during the Charity Gala. Ms Kaplinsky has been an ambassador for Save the Children since 2010.
Previous speakers at the annual event have included His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Sir David Attenborough, Dame Emma Thompson and Chelsea Clinton.
Players of People's Postcode Lottery have already raised:
- A total of more than £371 Million for charities and good causes in Britain and around the world. The total is expected to exceed £400 Million during 2019.
- £1,325,000 for George Clooney's human rights charity, Not On Our Watch, which he founded along with fellow Hollywood stars, including Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.
- More than £6 Million in funding for Save the Children.
Clara Govier, Managing Director of People's Postcode Lottery, said, "We are thrilled that George and Amal Clooney will be joining us in Edinburgh for the Gala, which promises to be one of the highlights of the charity calendar.
"Our players support thousands of charities and good causes and the event provides us with an important opportunity to celebrate the vital work they do in communities throughout Great Britain and around the world."
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