Gemma McDonald

I'm digging deep for the land I love

I’m taking on the Groundwork Challenge!

1 in 5 Australian mammals are on the endangered species list.

That’s why from 16 November until 16 December, I’m digging deep for the land I love.

I’ve committed to running/walking/rolling every day to protect our native species and their precious habitats.

Please support me and help protect the land we all call home by making a tax deductible donation to Bush Heritage Australia.

Together, we can help restore the bush and protect our native species.

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On Track & Thank-You!

Thursday 26th Nov
Hi Everyone,

THANK-YOU for your donations thus far! I'm stoked to have raised so much already, and remember, I'm matching every dollar received so keep it up!

Chilli is spending a lot more time looking like this with so much jogging and walking on the schedule but it's doing us both good!

If you haven't had a chance to sponsor me yet it's open until 16 December, any amount however small will all go directly toward helping Bush Heritage continue their work in preserving and maintaining habitat for our endemic animals, and they need all the help they can get from all of us.
Stay well

It’s Started!

Tuesday 17th Nov
Thank you so much to everyone for donating and supporting me! I’ve just reached an incredible $1,000 - which means I’ll be chipping in that amount too!! Really great to be able to support a charity I think does marvellous work for our land and animals.
Planting here at the unit tomorrow (yes, we’re tenants but someone has to garden!) and more walks / jogs!

All donations matched

Monday 9th Nov
Hi Everyone! I am MATCHING all donations received, and hope to walk / run at least 7km a day over the month to start and keep conversation going around the importance of us all doing something, however small, to make an impact in preserving Australia's wondrous landscapes and our unique endemic species.

Thank you to my Sponsors





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Great work!


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Chev Gellie

Good luck Gemma! Such a great challenge for a great cause.



Such a great initiative Gemma - thanks for sharing info about it as I'd never heard of it before. You'll smash your goal <3 V


Claire Brown

Fantastic initiative and cause, Gem - you're an inspiration and a superstar - absolute legend - so proud and fortunate to have you as my friend!


Sharon Flynn

So glad you are doing this!


Melanie Stutsel

Hope your rolling is down hillsides not just on your bike!


Leigh Collins

Well done Gemma!!!


Alex Mcdonald

Go gem great cause


Natasha Silveira

Goodluck Gemma... Awesome effort!




Dan ;--)

Great work mate! You're always looking after the underdog!!!


Sue Bonar

Go hard Gemma and have fun


Danielle Crawford

Admirable work Gemma!


Rex Berthelsen

Good work Gemma. I hope you enjoy the challenge. Best wishes Rex



Great work Gemma.


Zoe & Jez


Jacinta Seymour

Good job Gemma!


Hettie Spencer

Good work Gemma!


Aaron Brannigan


The Thomsons

Good on you Gemma :)


Alice Booth

All the best Gem what a great cause!

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