Celebrating a year of partnering
Tuk Tuk Indian restaurant have raised over £11,000 for SLA.
Street Food helping Street Children
In the first year of our innovative partnership with them, Tuk Tuk’s ‘Dine and Donate’ initiative has raised an incredible £11,061 for SLA. That’s enough money to provide 66,366 meals for girls at ASRITHA Rainbow Home, who used to live on the streets of Hyderabad.
No wonder we’re so thrilled to announce that Tuk Tuk have committed to partner with SLA for a second year!
Tuk Tuk is an award-winning Indian restaurant, and won Best Scottish Street Food at the Food Awards in August 2017. They pride themselves on being a pioneer of Indian street food culture, and on delivering exceptional customer service. ‘Indian Street Food’ is what Tuk Tuk do best; they are proud to nourish those who come from where their concept was born.
- From February 2018 to January 2019 they asked each table of customers in their Edinburgh and Glasgow restaurants to donate 50p to SLA.
- SLA pass the money on to the ASRITHA Rainbow Home. The home rescues vulnerable girls from the streets and gives them shelter, food, clothing and an education.
- There are an estimated 28,000 children living on the streets of Hyderabad – about the same number as all the kids at nursery and primary school children across Edinburgh.
“The response from customers has been so positive,” said Mohit Chowdhary, manager of Edinburgh Tuk Tuk, at an event to celebrate the partnership. “It was a big step for us, but once we talked to SLA we felt this was something we wanted to do. A street food restaurant helping street kids. It couldn’t be better! Big thanks to all our customers who supported us. We are looking at this as a long-term relationship.”
“We are full of gratitude and so encouraged by the generosity of Tuk Tuk and its customers,” said Gillie Davidson, Founder of SLA. “It’s not just about the money but about breaking down barriers and sharing a moment to think about all the children around the world. Eating a meal together is so important in all cultures and it is also important at that time to remember those less fortunate.”