Fundraisers from Aberdeen have the chance to dine with a Nobel Prize winner.
Some of those raising cash at the Sleep in the Park, due to be held at Duthie Park in December, could meet female education activist Malala Yousafzai at a dinner in Edinburgh.
Cash raised at Sleep in the Park, which it’s hoped could be as much as £4 million, will go towards the funding of Housing First, an initiative aimed at eradicating homelessness in Scotland.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Ms Yousafzai will address a gathering of 2,000 people at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in March, an event that will also see the launch of the charity’s 2019 campaign.
Each corporate team taking part in the sleepout will receive a pair of tickets to the event, as well as the top 50 individual participants from across the country.
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The co-founder of Social Bite, Josh Littlejohn, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Malala has accepted our invitation to Scotland to speak at our special dinner, as well as visiting our restaurant, Vesta, for lunch. It is an honour.
“It is an amazing opportunity for those participating in this year’s Sleep in the Park event in Aberdeen to attend a special thank-you dinner and hear about the journey of this remarkable young woman.
“She has done so much for girls’ education and social justice throughout the world.
“The occasion will also be a fantastic way to help mark the launch of our 2019 campaign.”
In 2012 Ms Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in her native Pakistan because of her campaign for the rights of girls to attend school.
Since the assassination bid, she has become a symbol for the education of young girls, and has met numerous world leaders.
Four cities in Scotland will host Sleep in the Park, with entertainment from performers including Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall, who will play each of the cities in the same night.
Eddi Reader, former lead singer with Fairground Attraction, will host the Aberdeen event, with Dons manager Derek McInnes reading a bedtime story to the crowds in Duthie Park.