Charity shop fundraiser to help disabled girl found begging on the street

Bristi receives her tablet from Bedford charity Computers Are Free For Everyone

Bristi receives her tablet from Bedford charity Computers Are Free For Everyone

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A Bedford charity is fundraising to help a disabled girl found begging on the streets in Bangladesh.

Luke Doyle, a trustee of the charity Computers Are Free For Everyone (CAFFE), opened a shop in Clair Court last year and the opening was featured in the T&C.

The shop is now running a raffle to raise money for Bristi, who has cerebral palsy, who was begging on a bridge in Dhaka, the capital.

Luke, who worked as a volunteer teacher in Dhaka, said: “Bristi has cerebral palsy and is in desperate need of some help. Our raffle aims to raise enough to buy Bristi a specially adapted wheelchair and some professional training for her mother to teach her how to care for Bristi’s needs. The total cost of this will be £430.

“We have already donated a tablet to Bristi and one of our teachers in Bangladesh developed an app to help Bristi communicate.”

First prize in the raffle is an Android Smartphone, with a number of other prizes.

The tickets can be purchased at the shop in Clair Court, off Lime Street.