Huge shout out and well done to Marta Vernau who was awarded Buddy of the Year 2014 at the HMS Back Up Ball. This award recognises a buddy or group leader who has shown a positive attitude and demonstrated an ability to share their enthusiasm with others while encouraging their involvement.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, or an opportunity to organise people, Marta first got involved with Back Up through the organisation of her company’s Snowdon Push team and has been an incredible ambassador for Back Up ever since.
Scaling a mountain was never going to be enough for Marta, and since her first taste of Back Up, she has been a keen volunteer, firstly as a buddy and more recently going on to group lead an incredible 3 courses in 2014. Marta’s enthusiasm and energy is unfaulting, she injects fun into everything she does, and has been truly instrumental in the nurturing of a fantastic working relationship between Back Up and her employer RBS; and the development of our Back Up to Work programme of courses.
Marta’s dedication to enabling people to challenge themselves and help them reach their potential is unrivalled. We are delighted to recognise her dedication and enthusiasm with this award.
Has Marta’s story got you thinking about supporting Back Up and getting involved in 2015? We are currently recruiting for buddies to support on our courses. Visit the buddy webpage
for more information and to find out how you can make a difference