Hollywood acting legend George Clooney was in Edinburgh today to receive a £175,000 cheque for his charity, Not On Our Watch, from players of People's Postcode Lottery.
The two-time Oscar winner was presented with the cheque at the Lottery's headquarters on aptly named George Street, bringing the centre of the capital city to a standstill.
The funding will allow the humanitarian aid focused charity, which was founded in 2008 by Clooney and fellow Hollywood stars including Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle, to generate lifesaving assistance and protection for the vulnerable, marginalised and displaced.
George Clooney, co-founder of Not On Our Watch, said: "I would like to thank players of People's Postcode Lottery for their support of Not On Our Watch. Standing united as an international community, this funding will help us to increase global attention to human rights violations across the world."
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "Not On Our Watch provides support to countries suffering at the hands of political unrest by bringing humanitarian injustices to the spotlight. On behalf of players, we are delighted to support this ground-breaking charity with their work."
As a charity lottery, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £91 Million for good causes across Great Britain and internationally. Along with sister lotteries in the Netherlands and Sweden, People's Postcode Lottery is part of the world's third largest private charitable donor.