Walking for the MNDA: The Welsh 3000’s

This Saturday, July 7th, I will be undertaking my latest challenge to raise money for the Motor Neuron Disease Association.

The challenge is to walk the Welsh 3000s.  To complete the challenge I need to summit 15 mountains in Snowdonia that have have a height of 3000 ft (914.4m) or more (in 1 day).

The length of the Welsh 3000’s from first peak to last is 26 miles, but including the walk to and from any start point, this will total some 30 miles.

I’ll be doing the walk with 4 other brave trekkers.  Rosie (my lovely wife), Ali Upham (fellow Kilimanjaro walker), Andrew Peyman (super fit) and Mark Daunter (top man).

We start at the summit of Snowdon at 4am Saturday morning and then walk ..and walk…and walk some more.  Training hasn’t quite gone to plan (we haven’t done any) so we are all rather apprehensive. But we will give it our best shot!

Any donations (and prayers) will be incredibly gratefully received.

To donate, please visit my Just Giving page here.

Wish us luck!

Jamie M





Dare #9: Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

Tomorrow I will be leaving for Tanzania for a 10 day trek to (hopefully) to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.  Kilimanjaro is 5,895 metres or 19,341 ft high. That’s very high indeed. Photos and videos to follow when I get back.

mt kilimanjaro


Another DareBoy Charity Quiz Night in aid of the MND Association

Date:  October 3 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: The Brown Jug, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Following the success of our previous charity quiz night, and huge demand, we are delighted to announce Another DareBoy Charity Quiz Night. YAY!

If you missed out last time, here’s your chance to join a fun night of quizzing, a live music round (oh what a treat!), live dares (come on!), amazing raffle prizes, awards for the winning and losing teams, and a delicious chicken or veggie curry dish. All for £10 a ticket and all proceeds go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of my Dad, Mike Marsland.

Teams of 6 are best but individuals or smaller teams are welcome, just be prepared to be at a disadvantage (or advantage, depending on which way you look at it!). Get in touch with Rosie for further info on 07814 756039 or email rosie@leckhamptononline.co.uk.

Or if you want to go straight ahead and book your tickets please do so online at www.justgiving.com/dareboy and remember to include your team name, food order and any live dare requests in the comments.


Dare #5: Step outside poshboy!

A big thank you to all those at work that donated for this dare (Peter, Ray and David). Special thanks to Peter for coming up with such a timely and funny idea (and a great t-shirt!).