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Whether it’s running 14 chilly, hilly miles,  pulling his mate, Nick in a wheelchair up Skiddaw, or even dressing up as Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s ‘Bruno’ (No, we’re not sure why either?!) Mark Howden has shown that he’s not only ‘game for a laugh’ but that he’s also really committed to fundraising for Back Up.
As a member of Nomura’s Equity Sales Team, Mark first got involved with Back Up when he was invited to our Ball by Normura trustee, Nick Barr-Hamilton - a wheelchair user himself -  back in 2002. Since then, Mark has gone on to become his department’s ‘Charity Champion’ and has attended the Back Up Ball every year for the last TEN years!  
Since he started his fundraising efforts, Mark has raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which has earned him the accolade of being one of Just Giving’s top fundraisers.  He’s now planning to raise more money for Back Up by becoming a wheelchair user for a week  - experiencing first-hand what it’s like and raising awareness among his somewhat bewildered colleagues!
If you too fancy supporting Back Up, then don’t worry – you don’t necessarily have to dress up as a camp Austrian or dance stupidly on a table at the Back Up Ball - Take a look at our Back Up Team website to see all the opportunities out there
Top fundraiser puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising   
Whether it’s running 14 chilly, hilly miles,  pulling his mate, Nick in a wheelchair up Skiddaw, or even dressing up as Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s ‘Bruno’ (No, we’re not sure why either?!) Mark Howden has shown that he’s not only ‘game for a laugh’ but that he’s also really committed to fundraising for Back Up.
As a member of Nomura’s Equity Sales Team, Mark first got involved with Back Up when he was invited to our Ball by Normura trustee, Nick Barr-Hamilton - a wheelchair user himself -  back in 2002. Since then, Mark has gone on to become his department’s ‘Charity Champion’ and has attended the Back Up Ball every year for the last TEN years!  
Since he started his fundraising efforts, Mark has raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which has earned him the accolade of being one of Just Giving’s top fundraisers.  He’s now planning to raise more money for Back Up by becoming a wheelchair user for a week  - experiencing first-hand what it’s like and raising awareness among his somewhat bewildered colleagues!
If you too fancy supporting Back Up, then don’t worry – you don’t necessarily have to dress up as a camp Austrian or dance stupidly on a table at the Back Up Ball - Take a look at our Back Up Team website to see all the opportunities out there for fundraising fun. 




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Top fundraiser puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising   
Whether it’s running 14 chilly, hilly miles,  pulling his mate, Nick in a wheelchair up Skiddaw, or even dressing up as Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s ‘Bruno’ (No, we’re not sure why either?!) Mark Howden has shown that he’s not only ‘game for a laugh’ but that he’s also really committed to fundraising for Back Up.
As a member of Nomura’s Equity Sales Team, Mark first got involved with Back Up when he was invited to our Ball by Normura trustee, Nick Barr-Hamilton - a wheelchair user himself -  back in 2002. Since then, Mark has gone on to become his department’s ‘Charity Champion’ and has attended the Back Up Ball every year for the last TEN years!  
Since he started his fundraising efforts, Mark has raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which has earned him the accolade of being one of Just Giving’s top fundraisers.  He’s now planning to raise more money for Back Up by becoming a wheelchair user for a week  - experiencing first-hand what it’s like and raising awareness among his somewhat bewildered colleagues!
If you too fancy supporting Back Up, then don’t worry – you don’t necessarily have to dress up as a camp Austrian or dance stupidly on a table at the Back Up Ball - Take a look at our Back Up Team website to see all the opportunities out there for fundraising fun. 
Top fundraiser puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising   
Whether it’s running 14 chilly, hilly miles,  pulling his mate, Nick in a wheelchair up Skiddaw, or even dressing up as Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s ‘Bruno’ (No, we’re not sure why either?!) Mark Howden has shown that he’s not only ‘game for a laugh’ but that he’s also really committed to fundraising for Back Up.
As a member of Nomura’s Equity Sales Team, Mark first got involved with Back Up when he was invited to our Ball by Normura trustee, Nick Barr-Hamilton - a wheelchair user himself -  back in 2002. Since then, Mark has gone on to become his department’s ‘Charity Champion’ and has attended the Back Up Ball every year for the last TEN years!  
Since he started his fundraising efforts, Mark has raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which has earned him the accolade of being one of Just Giving’s top fundraisers.  He’s now planning to raise more money for Back Up by becoming a wheelchair user for a week  - experiencing first-hand what it’s like and raising awareness among his somewhat bewildered colleagues!
If you too fancy supporting Back Up, then don’t worry – you don’t necessarily have to dress up as a camp Austrian or dance stupidly on a table at the Back Up Ball - Take a look at our Back Up Team website to see all the opportunities out there for fundraising fun.


Our Back Up to Work course is a great way to prepare yourself for returning to work. One of our past attendees Mel Corley, can vouch for that, having just got a job with the charity Livability.


He says; “The Back Up to Work course gave me the skills and confidence to find and secure the job. After doing the course I did a lot of volunteering, often doing fulltime hours. This helped me show potential employers that although I have an unconventional CV, I still have a strong commitment to wanting to work, within the constraints of my disability.”


Mel says of Helen Cooke, the course facilitator, who is spinal cord injured herself: “She has been a massive support to me personally, during my journey. She was one of the first people that I contacted to tell the good news.”


“I would recommend the Back Up to Work course to anyone. Helen is second to none.”


Helen will be facilitating the course again this year, which takes place in Edinburgh from Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th November 2012. If you are interested in going, call 020 88751805 and speak to the courses team.

 


Top fundraiser puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising   
Whether it’s running 14 chilly, hilly miles,  pulling his mate, Nick in a wheelchair up Skiddaw, or even dressing up as Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s ‘Bruno’ (No, we’re not sure why either?!) Mark Howden has shown that he’s not only ‘game for a laugh’ but that he’s also really committed to fundraising for Back Up.
As a member of Nomura’s Equity Sales Team, Mark first got involved with Back Up when he was invited to our Ball by Normura trustee, Nick Barr-Hamilton - a wheelchair user himself -  back in 2002. Since then, Mark has gone on to become his department’s ‘Charity Champion’ and has attended the Back Up Ball every year for the last TEN years!  
Since he started his fundraising efforts, Mark has raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which has earned him the accolade of being one of Just Giving’s top fundraisers.  He’s now planning to raise more money for Back Up by becoming a wheelchair user for a week  - experiencing first-hand what it’s like and raising awareness among his somewhat bewildered colleagues!
If you too fancy supporting Back Up, then don’t worry – you don’t necessarily have to dress up as a camp Austrian or dance stupidly on a table at the Back Up Ball - Take a look at our Back Up Team website to see all the opportunities out there for fundraising fun. 




Top fundraiser puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising   
Whether it’s running 14 chilly, hilly miles,  pulling his mate, Nick in a wheelchair up Skiddaw, or even dressing up as Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s ‘Bruno’ (No, we’re not sure why either?!) Mark Howden has shown that he’s not only ‘game for a laugh’ but that he’s also really committed to fundraising for Back Up.
As a member of Nomura’s Equity Sales Team, Mark first got involved with Back Up when he was invited to our Ball by Normura trustee, Nick Barr-Hamilton - a wheelchair user himself -  back in 2002. Since then, Mark has gone on to become his department’s ‘Charity Champion’ and has attended the Back Up Ball every year for the last TEN years!  
Since he started his fundraising efforts, Mark has raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which has earned him the accolade of being one of Just Giving’s top fundraisers.  He’s now planning to raise more money for Back Up by becoming a wheelchair user for a week  - experiencing first-hand what it’s like and raising awareness among his somewhat bewildered colleagues!
If you too fancy supporting Back Up, then don’t worry – you don’t necessarily have to dress up as a camp Austrian or dance stupidly on a table at the Back Up Ball - Take a look at our Back Up Team website to see all the opportunities out there for fundraising fun. 




Top fundraiser puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising   
Whether it’s running 14 chilly, hilly miles,  pulling his mate, Nick in a wheelchair up Skiddaw, or even dressing up as Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s ‘Bruno’ (No, we’re not sure why either?!) Mark Howden has shown that he’s not only ‘game for a laugh’ but that he’s also really committed to fundraising for Back Up.
As a member of Nomura’s Equity Sales Team, Mark first got involved with Back Up when he was invited to our Ball by Normura trustee, Nick Barr-Hamilton - a wheelchair user himself -  back in 2002. Since then, Mark has gone on to become his department’s ‘Charity Champion’ and has attended the Back Up Ball every year for the last TEN years!  
Since he started his fundraising efforts, Mark has raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which has earned him the accolade of being one of Just Giving’s top fundraisers.  He’s now planning to raise more money for Back Up by becoming a wheelchair user for a week  - experiencing first-hand what it’s like and raising awareness among his somewhat bewildered colleagues!
If you too fancy supporting Back Up, then don’t worry – you don’t necessarily have to dress up as a camp Austrian or dance stupidly on a table at the Back Up Ball - Take a look at our Back Up Team website to see all the opportunities out there for fundraising fun. 












Top fundraiser puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising   
Whether it’s running 14 chilly, hilly miles,  pulling his mate, Nick in a wheelchair up Skiddaw, or even dressing up as Sacha Baron Cohen ‘s ‘Bruno’ (No, we’re not sure why either?!) Mark Howden has shown that he’s not only ‘game for a laugh’ but that he’s also really committed to fundraising for Back Up.
As a member of Nomura’s Equity Sales Team, Mark first got involved with Back Up when he was invited to our Ball by Normura trustee, Nick Barr-Hamilton - a wheelchair user himself -  back in 2002. Since then, Mark has gone on to become his department’s ‘Charity Champion’ and has attended the Back Up Ball every year for the last TEN years!  
Since he started his fundraising efforts, Mark has raised more than £15,000 for the charity, which has earned him the accolade of being one of Just Giving’s top fundraisers.  He’s now planning to raise more money for Back Up by becoming a wheelchair user for a week  - experiencing first-hand what it’s like and raising awareness among his somewhat bewildered colleagues!
If you too fancy supporting Back Up, then don’t worry – you don’t necessarily have to dress up as a camp Austrian or dance stupidly on a table at the Back Up Ball - Take a look at our Back Up Team website to see all the opportunities out there for fundraising fun.