4 peaks challenge in memory of Amanda McManus

This Just Giving page has been set up in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Amanda McManus, who sadly passed away on 12th May 2021. Amanda gave so much to all those around her, to her beloved husband Frainc, to their two beautiful daughters, Katie and Charlotte, to her parents, Kenneth and Linda, to her sisters, Wendy and Susan, to her colleagues and friends in Portora Royal School and Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, to her pupils and wider school community and to so many, many more who were privileged to know her in her life.

As we approach the first anniversary of Amanda’s death, the staff of Enniskillen Royal Grammar School have decided to embark on a ‘Four Peaks Challenge’ on Saturday 7th May 2022. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme was very close to Amanda’s heart and we believe that this challenge, which involves climbing to the top of the four Peaks which give their name to our four School Houses: Cuilcagh, Trien, Benaughlin and Belmore, is a fitting tribute to honour Amanda’s memory.  

The route is approximately 25 km long and involves climbing between nine hundred and one thousand metres (broken into four stages).  A group of staff together with members of Amanda’s family and friends and with a group of senior Duke of Edinburgh Award pupils, have signed up for this challenge, opting for one, two, three or all four peaks.

In taking on this challenge, we hope to raise as much as we can for the charities nominated by Amanda’s family; her Parish Church of Aghavea and The Oak Healthy Living Centre, both of which were very important to Amanda.

For many, this is a real challenge, a challenge which moves us out of our comfort zone, but one that we are determined to complete to honour our colleague and friend.  Training is well underway and your donations will help us drive forward to our goal.

Every donation, however small will be most gratefully received on behalf of Amanda’s family’s chosen charities.  

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your donations.  Every little counts and is greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards

The staff of Enniskillen Royal Grammar School

Organizer and beneficiary

Sandra McCordick
Northern Ireland
Alison Stronge

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