Goal $6,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn
$1,355
Raised
23%
Our Story …

Hi there, Simon and Ali here. We are really excited to let everyone know that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn. Along with the other teams, we'll be driving our shitbox from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria - not exactly the direct route!

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2020 Autumn rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.

These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.

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Here's what I'm doing …

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: $324,727
target: $2,000,000
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1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $750.00.
4 weeks ago
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We have a shitbox! 750 hard earned dollars have gone on this volvo wagon ( = estate for the antipodeans amongst you). A mere 440,000 kilometres on the clock, a cassette player in the hifi department and an exhaust growl which is probably a bit too loud. So, a few things to be done to get ready, but we're on the way...

4 weeks ago
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Patricia Greenway gave $60.00.
Good Luck. We look forward to reading all about it. Pat and David
4 weeks ago
That's great, thank you Pat.
4 weeks ago
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Mike Cole gave $100.00.
surely the Volvo 440 would have been a better bet?
3 weeks ago
Thanks Mike, very kind. I will defer to the technical director for comments on car or is it engine size! I only have opinion on colours. A
4 weeks ago
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Michael and Pam gave $100.00.
I have no idea how much a AUS$ is worth and am worried that I have either donated too much or too little. Either way c’mon England - great result today - hopefully your Aussie mates will read this!! Good luck
3 weeks ago
Thanks, Michael, very kind. I'm sure the rugby result boosted your donation! A
3 weeks ago
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Robin Ekblom gave $20.00.
Have a good trip. M&D
3 weeks ago
Hi Robin & Joyce, many thanks for your donation. Very much appreciated. A
3 weeks ago
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Nicky Roberts gave $75.00.
Wish I was coming too!! What fun, and for such a good cause. Go you two! xx
3 weeks ago
Nicky, thank you so much. It's certainly one way to see Australia, but I'm not sure how I'll feel about sand when we've finished! A
3 weeks ago
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Mishka Astle gave $50.00.
What a great adventure! Great cause. Good luck. Love from Bear, Mishka and Yael
3 weeks ago
Thank you, Mish. I fear our vintage Volvo won't be a comfy as yours! A&S
3 weeks ago
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Kentigern Haworth gave $100.00.
What a hoot! You’re going to I have such a great time and for such a great cause. Looking forward to the full match report....lots of love from Kent, Em, Libby and Goggs xxx
3 weeks ago
Hello to the Haworths. Thank you so much for your donation. Any thoughts about driving in sand, Kent, you must be improving your skills by now?! A
1 day ago
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Sally Dangerfield gave $100.00.
Good luck you two. You are going to have an absolute blast. Very jealous xxx love from the Dangerfields
1 day ago
That's the plan! Hoping not too much in the way of engineering skill or medical skills are required! Thank you so much for your donation, v. appreciated. Ali
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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.