Himalayan trek for teacher during holidays

Hayley Sae Kang who is a teacher at the St Francis special school in Fareham gets ready for her trek up the Himalayas in Nepal to raise money for the school. Seeing her off are pupils (left to right standing back row), Hannah Zeffertt and Brandon Brown both fifteen. Front (left to right), Lily Munro (nine), Charlotte Bisp[cor] (15), and Alicia Pannell (11).  'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (14968-3) PPP-140404-155848003
Hayley Sae Kang who is a teacher at the St Francis special school in Fareham gets ready for her trek up the Himalayas in Nepal to raise money for the school. Seeing her off are pupils (left to right standing back row), Hannah Zeffertt and Brandon Brown both fifteen. Front (left to right), Lily Munro (nine), Charlotte Bisp[cor] (15), and Alicia Pannell (11). 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14968-3) PPP-140404-155848003
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A SCHOOL teacher put on her hiking boots to complete a trek across the Himalayas to raise money for her school.

Hayley Sae Kang, a teacher at St Francis Special School in Fareham, is spending the first fortnight of her Easter break trekking in Nepal to raise funds for the school’s affiliated charity, the Friends of St Francis Special School.

The school is for children aged between two and 19 with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Ms Sae Kang, from Fareham, said: ‘Everyone has been fantastic.

‘I’ve been so overwhelmed by all the support, especially from the school and the parents. The challenge will be tough but an incredible experience.’

Ms Sae Kang has self-funded the trip so that all the donations would go to charity to buy equipment for the school.

The 30-year-old said she had trained for the trip by hiking up hills in Wales with her friend Corniche Plumridge, 24, who has also joined the Himalayan trip to raise cash for Fareham charity Kids.

The challenge will see the friends trek to Poon Hill in the Annapurna region. They are due back from Nepal on Easter Sunday.

To make a donation go to mydonate.bt.com/fundrais ers/hayleyhimalayas