#edinburgh prepares to welcome Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio to Edinburgh in exactly a week's time and you could be in with a chance of going on a VIP date with the moviestar. For donating just £5.00 to the homeless you can enter a competition and could be going on a once-in-a-lifetime date with the man himself. 'The Revenant' actor is voluntarily shining a light on an important issue that in 2015 effected over 34,000 people in Scotland alone.
Scottish Business Awards
The environmental activist is scheduled to speak at the Scottish Business Awards as the keynote speaker, alongside Scottish businessman Sir Tom Hunter- who is the first home grown billionaire in Scotland. He will also visit Social Bite, which is a quirky sandwich cafe based in Edinburgh's city centre that employs local homeless people.
Announced on Wednesday, this exciting competition was set up by Social Bite's Josh Littlejohn, who is the co-founder of multiple cafes across both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Oh but the fun does not stop there! Not only will you get to dine with the Hollywood playboy, you will also win first-class travel with the Scottish rail company ScotRail, as well as a £1000 champagne and shopping experience complete with an overnight stay for two at Edinburgh's glamorous The George Hotel. The lucky winner will be announced on Friday November 11th and all contributions will go to a non-profitable organisation called Home, which opened in September.
According to Scottish Business Awards chairman Sir Tom Hunter said:
"To have him address our nation's premier businesses and entrepreneurs is exciting.
"That the Scottish Business Awards is the largest awards dinner of its kind in the UK, which says a lot about the strength and ambition of Scotland's entrepreneurial community."
£400,000 was raised last year when Social Bite and Edinburgh restaurant 'Tigerlily' had the pleasure of welcoming Hollywood A-lister George Clooney to Edinburgh.
Past Scottish Business Awards speakers have included Bill Clinton and Bob Geldof. #charity #dicaprio