Granny racing for Ethiopia this Sunday!

Emmie and the 'Granny Yankers' warm up!
Emmie and the ‘Granny Yankers’ warm up!
Lizzie’s 89-year-old mother has registered in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival this weekend to raise money for Botanica Ethiopia.

But she isn’t actually running! Two crazy Americans, Kristin Gomes and Erin Semon, are going to wheel Granny Emmie across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and beyond:   9km of sweat and struggle, hopefully no tears, with Granny waving the Ethiopian flag.

Calling themselves the ‘Granny Yankers, Kristin and Erin came up with the novel idea so that we can continue to support the group in Fiche to build a model traditional medicine garden.  They are so nearly there – funds will go towards buying beekeeping hives to keep at the garden site.

Help Emmie and the Granny Yankers cross the line on Sunday 22 Sept!

DONATE ONLINE at Go Fundraise here

Alternatively, tax deductible donations can be made to Global Development Group in the follwing ways.  Please quote J655N Botanica Ethiopia: A Living Pharmacy in all cases. 

Direct deposit/internet banking into:
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Global Development Group
BSB 064118
Account Number:  10200094

Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners)
By telephone or through the GDG website

Payable to Global Development Group, through mail to Postal Address at:
56 Goorari Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 Australia

Please use the following link:

You will need to create an account with Stewardship UK (with Global Development Group Australia as your recipient) and put the project name (J655N Botanica Ethiopia: A Living Pharmacy) in the Reference Section as you complete your donation. (Tip:  remember to note your username, password and PIN)
Please donate through the GDG USA website  or phone (423) 338-2277 or cell (863) 670-2142.

You may enter in the USD amount and receipts will be issued by the Global Development GDG office.  Please also send an email to, including the Project name (J655N Botanica Ethiopia:” a Living Pharmacy), and include your name, address and amount for receipt purposes.

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