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Elior and BT Murrayfield to support Edinburgh’s homeless this Christmas

Contract caterer Elior UK has partnered with client BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh – the home of Scottish Rugby Union – to donate around 3,000 hot meals to the vulnerable in the local community over the Christmas period.

For every Christmas party booking received for the Glitterfest Party Nights which will take place from Saturday 27 November until Sunday 19 December at BT Murrayfield, Elior will supply hot meals via a partnership with Social Bite – Edinburgh-based organisation that distributes food and hot drinks throughout the year to people experiencing homelessness and food poverty – further ensuring support for those who need it most locally.

Craig Stewart, Regional Managing Director, Elior, said: “At Elior we remain focussed on keeping people at the heart of everything we do. With the return of the Christmas party this year, we are determined to provide an offer with purpose that gives back to the local community that we have strong ties to. We are delighted that this year’s festive offer will not only give revellers a wonderful night to remember, but at the same time we will be distributing around 3000 free, hot meals to people for whom this time of year can be particularly difficult.”

Josh Littlejohn MBE, Social Bite co-Founder, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Elior on this excellent initiative as part of our Festival of Kindness campaign. It’s great news that, by having fun at BT Murrayfield, locals will, in effect, be helping other local people in the community who will be struggling at Christmas. It is through the generosity of organisations like Elior and Scottish Rugby that we are able to make it that little bit brighter for so many vulnerable people who would otherwise go without.”

Elior has also sought to recognise and support local NHS and key workers by pledging 50 free places to the events at BT Murrayfield.

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