The group was originally formed in 2017 by Mal Emerson who suffered an horrendous industrial accident in 1997. This resulted in permanent leg injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which caused deep entrenched Mental Illness.
Mal does all the walks on Crutches. Walking has helped him cope with the Mental scars which were deep and often came back with a vengeance. He wanted to stand up and show other men that walking and talking would be of great benefit as he had experienced himself over a number of years.
In January 2017 a simple Facebook post inviting others onto a walk saw 16 men turning up. From there we have not looked back. It has become very powerful with men helping men and finding a whole new world of adventure and new mates. Blokes helping Blokes.
A group of the men formed a Board of Trustees to register the Charity Mal’s Marauders Men’s Health to develop our work to help more men.