Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn
$2,451
Raised
25%
Our Story …

We are thrilled to be taking part in the 2020 Shitbox Rally Autumn, which will be our 5th consecutive rally. This year the teams are driving their Shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria. But first we have to get to the start line! We'll cover 6500km in our 35yo Celica to raise money for Cancer research!


Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year raising over $22 MILLION. Part of the participation is that all 250 teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this with the Shitbox Rally target set at $2 MILLION.


Our generous supporters, donors, and sponsors have contributed nearly $74,000 between the 2016-2018 BATVAN and 2019 BATBOX team efforts.


The funds raised are controlled by Cancer Council and directed towards research projects around Australia that have been unable to gain funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council. What this mean is your donation goes to the highest level of critical research work which can unlock breakthrough cures, improved treatments and ultimately save lives.


Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below and on the "BAT Racing" Facebook page.


Thanks Mike & Bruce - BAT Racing

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia to raise money for cancer research.

The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.

Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.

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raised: $917,555
target: $2,000,000
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7 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $200.00.
Let’s get this kicked off & let’s beat Cancer Jane & Mike
6 months ago
Thanks Jane & Mike 4 years in a row for Cancer Council. BATBOYS
7 months ago
BATbox Racing
John and Norma Henderson gave $100.00.
Good luck on your 5th Sh--box Rally boys. It keeps you both out of mischief and it's a great cause - keep safe ---Mum and Dad
6 months ago
Thanks Mum & Dad for supporting us for the 2020 Rally and always encouraging us to keep up the fight to Cancer. Love Mike & Bruce
6 months ago
BATbox Racing
Shaun Greenwell gave $20.00.
Just enough to buy some new floor mats for the new Tarago:)
6 months ago
Tarago’s are now collectable$, we should never have Sold it but you already knew that!!! :( Thanks you’re awesome $haun
5 months ago
BATbox Racing
BATBOX

The route has been announced for the 2020 Shitbox Rally|Autumn and looks a cracker at just under 4000km with a 50/50 split of sealed and unsealed roads. 6 stopovers that we have never been to let alone heard of so that will be interesting!!!

Without your support of Cancer Council and the funds raised through Shitbox Rally all of this wouldn't happen. no funds raised = no rally likewise no rally = no funds raised. So we need your help to help support Cancer Council researchers.

Mike & Bruce

4 months ago
BATbox Racing
John and Norma Henderson gave $200.00.
HERES TO ANOTHER BIG EFFORT BY TWO GREAT GUYS - MUM AND DAD
4 months ago
Thanks again for your love & support of us and Cancer Council M&D Mike & Bruce & the BAT???
4 months ago
BATbox Racing
Andy Brown gave $50.00.
Great effort Mike - your shitboxes are legendary (unlike your drinking prowess!). Best of luck!
4 months ago
Cheers Andy, thanks for dipping in and supporting Cancer Council. Hope all is well with you with life after CSL best Regards Mike Hendo
3 months ago
BATbox Racing
BATBOX

We have in our possession what is our oldest vehicle (35yo) with the highest speedo (435000km) to perform in the longest rally (6500km) over the most days (4 to the start line + 7 on the actual rally)

What could go wrong!

Well we have hopefully (fingers crossed) sorted one of the most important factors on a Shitbox during the rally...…..overheating! The Celica was showing signs of this while on the highway but we have this now sorted with a new Radiator fitted along with a Hi-Flo Thermostat. So far so good after testing in the recent heat on the freeway.

Stay tuned BAT friends...…………………………………..

2 months ago
BATbox Racing
Connie Zissis gave $20.00.
All the best :)
2 months ago
Thank you for again showing your support of Cancer Council and the need for research, you’re a champ. HENDO XXOO
2 months ago
BATbox Racing
Andrew Simpson gave $100.00.
Supporting the Hendo Bros again, great event, great cause...Enjoy it... Andrew Simpson
2 months ago
Good morning Andrew, thanks mate for the $100 cash. Appreciate your support again and again... Cheers, BH
1 month ago
BATbox Racing
Roger McNaughton gave $250.00.
Seriously racey
1 month ago
Wow, thanks Roger for your continued generosity towards Cancer Council and being a supporter of what the Shitbox family is trying to achieve. We’ll be doing our best to get this little beast across Australia for you. Thanks again Mike & Bruce
3 weeks ago
BATbox Racing
John Gileno gave $50.00.
Good luck country, doing great work for Cancer research Best Regards Johnny G.
2 weeks ago
Thanks Johnny for again supporting what we are trying to achieve through Cancer Council. Regards Hendo
2 weeks ago
BATbox Racing
shaun greenwell gave $11.00.
Rounding you up...:)
2 weeks ago
And that's why they call you AWESOME SHAUN, thanks mate, we like round numbers too. The Hendo Bros.
1 week ago
BATbox Racing
Dusty Hellwig gave $200.00.
1 week ago
Thanks Dusty for your support of Cancer Council, your generous donation will go to the research teams to help fight Cancer. Thanks Hendo
1 week ago
Thanks for your generous support of Cancer Council Dusty. Need to get your name down, you'd love it on. Regards Hendo
1 week ago
BATbox Racing
Jodie Sparks gave $200.00.
Happy to support the great cause....and well worth it to see the Batbox Escapades :)
1 week ago
Once again you have put your faith and support behind what we are trying to achieve as a community for Cancer Council. You're an angel Jodie XXOO Mike & Bruce
1 week ago
BATbox Racing
Subiaco Restoration gave $200.00.
Keep on trucking mate and all the best for a great drive. Tim , Chris & Nick Stokes @ Subiaco Restoration
1 week ago
Thanks to Tim, Chris & Nick and all the crew at Subiaco Restoration for your continued support of Cancer Council. Cheers Hendo
5 days ago
BATbox Racing
Richard Wilson gave $300.00.
Like your vehicle
5 days ago
Thanks Richard, I was going to give you a drag but didn't want to embarrass you :) We do appreciate the support you give for us and donating generously each year towards Cancer Council. We'll do our best to get BATBOX all the way to the finish line. Cheers the Hendo Brothers
4 days ago
BATbox Racing
Westoz Transport gave $250.00.
Have a blast!! keep the shiny side up :) Westoz Transport.
4 days ago
To Carlos and the team at WESTOZ Transport we thank you once again for contributing towards Cancer Council and showing your support for the Shitbox Rally. Do you pick up old cars in the middle of Australia???? may call you. Cheers Hendo
4 days ago
BATbox Racing
Bunbury Toyota Fundraising Team gave $200.00.
All the best ... enjoy !
4 days ago
To the Bunbury Toyota Fundraising Team we are honored that you chose to support Cancer Council through the Shitbox Rally and help in delivering a massive cheque to them at the finish line on the Gold Coast. We know that you guys have already done your fair share in supporting CC here in WA. We'll do you proud and get this old girl to the finish line and we'll raise a can for our good mate Shane. Best regards Mike Henderson and the BATbox Racing Team.
9 hours ago
BATbox Racing
Joe & Alexa Scaffidi gave $100.00.
Safe travels and have fun !
4 hours ago
Thanks Joe & Alexa for your continued support of Cancer Council. We’ll do our best to get to the finish line in one piece. Regards Mike & Bruce
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.

Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.

Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.

Almost $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.