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.