Clooneys wow crowds at Scots charity event

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George and Amal awarded for human rights work 

15th March 2019 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

George and Amal Clooney wowed crowds in Edinburgh as they attended a glitzy charity bash.

The Clooneys were being honoured by the People’s Postcode Lottery which has raised £1.3m for their human rights charity, Not On Our Watch, founded along with Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.

The annual Charity Gala is a celebration of the work done by the charities which are supported by the lottery’s players.

Also present were Boudewijn Poelmann and Annemiek Hoogenboom, founders of the People’s Postcode Lottery. They were joined by Clara Govier, managing director of the organisation.

George Clooney said: "It is unbelievable what they do.

"The idea that an entire neighbourhood can have a great time and make some money, and in the meantime help hundreds and hundreds of charities across the world.

"I mean, it's a spectacular thing. I wish we'd do it in the States."

Clooney added it was nice to be back in Scotland, joking: "And it's the first time I've seen the sun since I've been here."

George is no stranger to the capital. Hundreds of people turned out to welcome the Ocean's Eleven actor when he visited Social Bite and the headquarters of the People's Postcode Lottery in Edinburgh in November 2015.

The Clooneys follow the likes of Sir David Attenborough, Dame Emma Thompson and the Prince of Wales, who have previously been honoured by the charity.

In total, players have raised more than £400m for charities and good causes since 2005.