An award-winning Nepalese restaurant in Northampton is helping school pupils raise money for a World Challenge trip to the Himalayas.

Hayden Cahill and Katy Adams, from Campion School in Bugbrooke, will stage the fundraising night at Saffron in Castilian Street ahead of a month-long trip to the mountain range next year.

The adventure will see them join a 30-strong group who will trek across the Himalyas before helping with the maintenance of a school and teaching essential life skills in a women’s centre in Nepal.

The pair need to raise £4,000 each to fund the trip and hope the curry night at Saffron will help raise more than £500 towards the total.

Hayden, aged 15, said, “It will be a fantastic trip and I’m really looking forward to taking myself out of my comfort zone and experiencing a completely new culture.”

Katy added, “Working in the women’s refuge will be a real eye-opener and it’s going to be the trip of a lifetime. Raising the money will be hard but we’re really grateful to Saffron for hosting our curry night and giving us a true taste of Nepal before we go.”

The teenagers have already managed to raise around £2,000 each through baby-sitting, dog-walking, washing cars, cake sales and packing bags at a local supermarket.

Saffron owner Naz Islam said, “We are always looking to support good causes and this was the perfect opportunity to help two hard-working youngsters raise money for a worthwhile trip. Nepal and the Himalayas is a region that is close to our hearts and the work they do out there will make a long-lasting difference.”

Tickets for the meal, which will be held on Monday, July 31 cost £15 and can be bought directly from Saffron or by contacting Mary Adams on 07725 482106 or ma@marigen.co.uk.

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