Screams In Scotland As George Clooney Has A Sarnie


Screams In Scotland As George Clooney Has A Sarnie

by Sky video 1:50 mins

 George Clooney with Social Bite staff

George Clooney has greeted hordes of screaming women after arriving in Edinburgh to visit a sandwich shop and meet its staff who used to be homeless. The actor-director is being introduced to the members of staff at Social Bite cafe, which donates all of its profits to charity. One in four members of staff in the five Social Bite shops across Scotland were homeless before working there. The chain runs a “suspended” coffee and food programme where customers can buy a hot drink or food for a homeless person. Clooney told Sky News he thought the charity was “fantastic” and “loved the idea of paying it forward”. The award-winner was invited to the cafe by its founder Josh Littlejohn, who 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.” Clooney said he would be taking time to sample some of the cafe’s food, perhaps a sandwich or some stew, and promised to buy a loyalty card. “I like what they’re doing, I think it’s a very important cause. I think the idea that we can all participate in everyone’s difficulties is really important,” he said. The movie star described Edinburgh as “beautiful” and said he felt bad for the crowd who had been waiting for him because “they’re standing out in the cold”. Later he will have lunch with Heather McGowan who has won a competition to meet him. The 32-year-old wedding planner said she was “absolutely delighted” to have won, and was “really interested to find out how involved he was in planning his wedding to Amal”. Clooney will finish off his trip to Scotland by speaking at the Scottish Business Awards, hosted by comedian Rob Brydon. All proceeds from the event will be donated to a range of charities, including the Social Bite Fund and the humanitarian charity co-founded by Clooney.


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