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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY

WHEN: TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER AT 11AM

WHERE: ENTRANCE TO SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT, BESIDE FLAGS

WHAT: Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group is raising funds to support Scotland’s ambitions for climate justice by investing in solar lights in Malawi, undertaking research into climate justice and educating children both in Scotland and in Malawi.

The campaign, Scotland Lights up Malawi, aims to raise £2020k in 20 months and 20 days. Read more about the three delivery elements of the project here.

OPPORTUNITY:

On Tuesday, we launch the education project within the campaign with Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs & International Development.

School pupils from an eco-school participating in the project, visit Scottish Parliament to mark the launch. Along with the Minister, Julie Wilson, Education and Learning Manager for Keep Scotland Beautiful, (the partner delivering the education project?, and Ruth Milliken, Fundraising Coordinator for Scotland Lights up Malawi, they will have solar lamps and a 3ft by 5ft Malawi flag for a photo opportunity and the Minister will be available for short interviews to talk about climate justice and Ruth Milliken and Julie Wilson will be available to talk about the project and campaign.

We envisage the children being under the flag with their solar lights (which work in daylight) and from below, the photographer will be able to picture the pupils, Malawi flag and in the background, the Saltire will be swaying in the wind.

To confirm attendance, request an interview or for any enquiries please contact Laura Sutherland, Aura PR t: 0141 337 6712 / 07764 936 840 e: laura@aura-pr.com. Laura will also be your contact on the day.

 

 

 

The press release will be distributed on Tuesday, 4 November by Caroline Armour (caroline@aura-pr.com) .