A retired Luton couple are giving their son’s charitable efforts in Bangladesh a helping hand after opening a shop at the Olde Barton Watermill to raise funds.
Luke Doyle set up Computers Are Free For Everyone (CAFFE) in 2011 in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to provide free computer training for poverty stricken youngsters.
And now proud mum Iris and dad Danny have opened a new charity shop at the Dickensian shopping village, working seven-days-a-week to provide money to help Luke run his ambitious venture.
Iris said: “Luke is so passionate about what he’s doing and gets such a lot back from teaching the children computer skills. He’s been out there so long now that he just fits in. He enjoys coming back for his home comforts but he really enjoys it out there.”
The pair originally started supporting Luke’s charity by selling a multitude of second hand goods at car boot sales. But they decided to open a permanent shop and set up off the A6 three weeks ago.
And the pair say that business is booming.
Iris told the Luton News: “We thought we’d have a go at this and see how it goes and it’s working out really well.
“But a lot of it will rely on donations - as soon as they dry up we’re left with an empty shop.”
To donate goods for Danny and Iris to sell pop in to the CAFFE shop at The Olde Barton Watermill.