King Tut’s to help people involved in street begging


King Tut’s, as part of Best Bar None, have signed up to support Street Change Glasgow (SCG), Glasgow’s alternative giving scheme which makes it quick and easy for people to donate to help those involved in, or at risk of, street begging.

It is part of Glasgow’s Begging Strategy created by the city council in partnership with a wide range of other organisations. The fund is managed by Simon Community Scotland and administered by a number of frontline organisations.

Kings Tut’s, the iconic live music venue, will display QR codes on their premises to make it easy for their customers to donate.

Scott Dorman, Bar Manager of King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, said, “We greatly value the work that Simon Community Scotland does in supporting society’s most vulnerable people including those involved in street begging in Glasgow. The Street Change Glasgow initiative gives people the opportunity to make a contribution to a very worthy cause from the ease of their phone, so keep an eye out for the posters in King Tut’s and give the QR code a scan to donate what you can.”

Kieran Turner, Street Change co-ordinator at Simon Community Scotland, said, “We are incredibly grateful for the support of the BBN venues who are supporting Street Change Glasgow by displaying QR codes on their premises. I regularly hear from our support workers just how impactful generous donations from the public are to the lives of the people we support, reducing the need to street beg, and to move on to more positive destinations.

“We are particularly appreciative of donations being made during this current economic crisis, as we are acutely aware of how many people are struggling financially. If any other venues in Glasgow would like to support Street Change, we would love to hear from you.”

Best Bar None Glasgow is a long standing supporter of SCG and several other BBN Glasgow members support SCG including Howlin Wolf, Maki & Ramen, The Crystal Palace, Boteco Group and The Ark Glasgow.

Picture: Scott Dorman of King Tut’s is pictured (left) with Keiran Turner of Simon Community Scotland and the Street Change Glasgow QR codes.