Goal $15,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn
$12,581
Raised
84%
Our Story …

Peter (Zifo) and I (Hiney) are really stoked to announce that we're taking part in ‘Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn’. This event will see all the teams driving their ‘shitboxes’ from Alice Springs to the Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria, nearly 4,000 kms in seven days. Our team name is HELCAR, sponsored by Helensburgh Car Services, but first we need to raise some money for our charity - Cancer Council. Then get the old crate to Alice Springs for the start.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year. To qualify for the event 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 in Helcar via this page and the blog post below.


Many thanks. John (Hiney) and Peter (Zifo)

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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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4 months ago
Helcar
Leilana Hunter gave $25.00.
Good luck boys! Make sure you take plenty of photos along the way!
4 months ago
Many thanks Leilana and congratulations on being the first to donate to our team. Watch this space for photos and an update on our progress.
4 months ago
Helcar
PHIL RILEY gave $100.00.
Enjoy the journey lads. Best of luck.
4 months ago
Many thanks Phil. We really appreciate your support and promise to enjoy ourselves. Watch this space for updates on the car and our progress in the event.
4 months ago
Helcar
Helensburgh car services gave $1,000.00.
3 months ago
Helcar
Anonymous gave $100.00.
From “The Mighty Polo” - Good Luck!
3 months ago
Helcar
Tracey Knowles gave $42.00.
Thanks for all your help getting us ready for the Spring Rally. We’re pretty handy on a Bunnings BBQ when you’re ready. Good luck and have a blast. Craig & Tracey Team Adventure Before Dementure.
3 months ago
Many thanks for your support Tracey. Best of luck in the spring rally and we will accept your kind offer of help with a Bunnings BBQ. Safe travels, Team Helcar
3 months ago
Helcar
Michelle & Phill Ward gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Hi Michelle and Phill. Many thanks for your support. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar
3 months ago
Helcar
Anonymous gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Helcar
Southern Storage gave $500.00.
3 months ago
Many thanks for your support Paul. We really appreciate it.
3 months ago
Helcar
Anonymous gave $50.00.
Best of Luck!
3 months ago
Helcar
grahame allard gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Helcar
Kerry T gave $50.00.
It will get out of "Zifo's Carpark", won't it???
3 months ago
Many thanks Mr T. We really appreciate your support. Your generous donation took us over the $2000 mark - well done.
3 months ago
Helcar
Anne Wood gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Many thanks Anne. We appreciate your support. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar
3 months ago
Helcar
adrian frecklington gave $15.00.
Chur Bro
3 months ago
Thanks Adrian.
3 months ago
Helcar
Peter Shoobert gave $50.00.
Don't stop for, NOTHING"!!! Well maybe a beer or two. A nice meal. Good looking lady:) :) :) Don't bloody break down!!!!
3 months ago
Many thanks Peter. We appreciate your support. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar.
3 months ago
G'day Peter. We hope not to break down as we don't know any decent mechanics. As for the pretty girls, they would run a mile if they saw us coming. Cheers
3 months ago
Helcar
Carol Fortier gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Many thanks for your generous donation Carol. We really appreciate you support. We're well over due for a catch up. Cheers Zifo
3 months ago
Helcar
GreatWall Pete gave $100.00.
All the best and have a ball. Well done.
3 months ago
Many thanks for your generous donation Pete. John and I really appreciate your support. Watch this space for updates on our progress with the car and the rally.
3 months ago
Helcar
Janeene Zifovich gave $50.00.
From Aunty Ugly - thanks for the rego check.
3 months ago
Dear auto ugly we as in me and him really appreciate all your donations including all the effort in the future we will extract from you in case I forget to tell you later Thanks from the good looking one and the teacher
3 months ago
Helcar
Andrew Garvie gave $50.00.
Way to go John!
3 months ago
Many thanks Andrew. We appreciate your support. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar
3 months ago
Helcar
Helensburgh Premium Liquors gave $500.00.
3 months ago
William. Many thanks to you and Helensburgh Premium Liquor for your very generous donation. We really appreciate your support. Team Helcar
2 months ago
Helcar
Michael Harris gave $50.00.
Good job guys ! Went to school with Johnno and had many a game of golf with him ! RIP Ole mate
2 months ago
Thanks Michael. We appreciate your support for this worthy cause. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar
2 months ago
Helcar
Martini Plumbing P/L gave $250.00.
Enjoy - Thanks!
2 months ago
G’day Lee-Ann. Many thanks to you and Martini Plumbing for your very generous support as we raise money for our charity - Cancer Council. Watch this space to follow our progress both with the car preparation and the rally itself. Team Helcar.
2 months ago
Helcar
David Bannister gave $100.00.
Dave & Trish Bannister
2 months ago
Many thanks Dave and Trish. We really appreciate your support for our find raising venture. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar.
2 months ago
Helcar
Geoffrey BAMFORD gave $100.00.
Drive safe. Have fun. You're doing this for a really good cause. Geoff & Judy B.
2 months ago
G'day Geoff and Judy. Many thanks for your generous support. We are having fun and agree that this is a very worthy cause. Watch this space to follow our progress as we prepare the car and embark of our journey. Team Helcar
2 months ago
Helcar
Climbcare Pty Ltd gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Many thanks Ben (and ClimbCare) for your donation. We appreciate your help in raising money for our charity - Cancer Council. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Cheers Team Helcar.
2 months ago
Helcar
Gypsy Rose gave $100.00.
Donation from the shitbox Bedford
2 months ago
Many thanks Gypsy Rose (and the Shitbox Bedford) for your generous donation. We appreciate your support as we raise money for our charity - Cancer Council. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Cheers Team Helcar.
2 months ago
Helcar
Leilana Hunter gave $50.00.
Such a great cause!!
2 months ago
Thanks again for your support Leilana. I hope the mothers enjoy the reindeer. Cheers Team Helcar
2 months ago
Helcar
Michael Mcauliffe gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Helcar
Damien Worthington gave $50.00.
Good luck guys.
2 months ago
Many thanks Damien (Col) for your generous donation. We appreciate your support. Team Helcar.
2 months ago
Helcar
Rebecca Wood gave $100.00.
Good luck
2 months ago
Many thanks Rebecca for your generous donation to our fund raising venture for Cancer Council. We appreciate your support - watch this space to follow our progress. Team Helcar.
2 months ago
Helcar
JOHNSON HV STRINGING SERVICES PTY LTD gave $2,500.00.
Good luck gents. Thanks for raising money and awareness to help beat this horrible disease. I’m sure dad will be there with you in spirit. Wish I could join you.
2 months ago
Many thanks Ben. We're doing this in honor of your dad and plan to raise as much money and awareness as we can to battle this disease. Thanks for your generous donation and support. Team Helcar.
2 months ago
Helcar
Babister Legal gave $500.00.
2 months ago
Many thanks Lynda (and Babister Legal) for your generous donation and support in our attempt to raise awareness and money for Cancer Council. Follow our progress here as we prepare the vehicle and ourselves for the journey. Team Helcar.
2 months ago
Helcar
Helensburgh Tyres gave $500.00.
2 months ago
Many thanks John (and Helensburgh Tyres) for your support. Welcome aboard as a sponsor of Team Helcar. Watch this space for updates on our progress.
1 month ago
Helcar
Darkes Cider gave $500.00.
1 month ago
Many thanks Joanne (and Darkes Cider) for your generous donation to our fund raising cause. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar
1 month ago
Helcar
Helensburgh Golf Driving Range and Putt Putt gave $500.00.
1 month ago
Many thanks Neville (and Helensburgh Golf Driving Range and Putt Putt) for your generous donation and support. Watch this space for updates on our progress as we prepare for the event. Team Helcar.
1 month ago
Helcar
Martin McHugh gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Many thanks for your donation Martin. We appreciate your support as we raise money for Cancer Council. Team Helcar.
1 month ago
Helcar
Hine clan - QLD chapter gave $50.00.
If you get time stop in for a brew you ball bag.
1 month ago
Many thanks Scott (and the Qld Hine Clan) for your donation and support. The ‘Ball Bag’ and I may just drop in for a brew when we’re up that way. Zifo (Team Helcar)
1 month ago
Helcar
Andrew Smith gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Many thanks Andrew for your donation. We appreciate your support. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar.
1 month ago
Helcar
Jane Bout gave $40.00.
1 month ago
many thanks Jane for your donation and support of Team Helcar in the Autumn 2020 Shitbox rally. We hope to raise much more money for Cancer Council as we prepare the car and ourselves for the journey. Cheers Team Helcar.
1 month ago
Helcar
Michael Ryan gave $50.00.
Bon Voyage John. I'd take a mechanic with me if I was you..
1 month ago
Helcar
Jillian Ryan gave $50.00.
Good luck and thanks for keeping us on the road. Jill and Finn Ryan
1 month ago
Many thanks Jillian and Michael for your donation and support. We appreciate your help in raising money for our charity, Cancer Council. John is taking a mechanic with him Michael but unfortunately I'm as old and worn as he is. Cheers Zifo and Team Helcar.
1 month ago
Helcar
agency property services gave $100.00.
hope you can drive as well as you can give out abuse Hiney you o/b, from the Pom (Patrick)
1 month ago
Many thanks Patrick (and Agency Property Services) for your generous donation. I hope he can drive as well as he abuses people as well because I'm in the passenger seat. Cheers Zifo from Team Helcar.
1 month ago
Helcar
Tracey Lawrence gave $100.00.
Thank you for your commitment to such a great cause
1 month ago
Many thanks Tracey - I hope you enjoy the Reindeer and Kangaroo. Thank you for supporting us in our fund raising adventure. Team Helcar.
1 month ago
Helcar
Philippe Mady gave $20.00.
Go Jono's dad, Go!
1 month ago
Many thanks Philippe for your donation and support. Best of luck with the raffle tickets too. We managed to secure some great prizes - one of them may be yours. Cheers Team Helcar.
1 month ago
Helcar
Dana Johnston gave $25.00.
Hey Mr Zifo! All the best for your rally and thank you for the making of the reindeer! You're a legend Dana
1 month ago
Many thanks Dana. Enjoy the Reindeer and have a Merry Christmas. Cheers Zifo (Team Helcar)
1 month ago
Helcar
Fiona Haviland gave $50.00.
Well I know you will have a blast. How many more reindeer do you have to make?
1 month ago
Many thanks for your donation and support Fiona. Enjoy the reindeer - yes the factory is still open, another order arrived this afternoon. Cheers Zifo (Team Helcar)
1 month ago
Helcar
Tracey Lawrence gave $50.00.
Awesome achievement. Thanks Peter
1 month ago
Thank you from team helcar despite being associated with the Zifovich’s We really appreciate your donation From the good looking half of the team Hiney
1 month ago
Helcar
Anonymous gave $245.00.
1 month ago
Helcar
Ruth Robertson gave $50.00.
Reindeer
4 weeks ago
Thanks for your support Ruth. We hope you enjoy your Reindeer. Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy New Year. Team Helcar
4 weeks ago
Helcar
Debbie Hunter gave $50.00.
Have fun.from The Hunter’s
4 weeks ago
Many thanks Debbie (and Lindsay) for your donation. We really appreciate your support as we raise money for Cancer Council. Have a wonderful, safe and happy New Year. Team Helcar
3 weeks ago
Helcar
Craig Chung gave $100.00.
3 weeks ago
Many thanks for your generous donation Craig. We really appreciate your support as we raise money for Cancer Council. Cheers Team Helcar
2 weeks ago
Helcar
bruce kirby gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
Many thanks Bruce. We appreciate your support. Cheers Team Helcar
2 weeks ago
Helcar
Antoine Arena gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
Many thanks Antoine for your generous donation. We really appreciate your support. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar
1 week ago
Helcar
Tracey Worthington gave $50.00.
Good luck, great work
1 week ago
Many thanks Tracey. We appreciate your support. I hope you and Rog enjoy Uluru with the kids. Cheers Zifo (Team Helcar)
1 week ago
Helcar
Tracey Worthington gave $50.00.
Good luck, great work, travel safe, have fun
1 week ago
Many thanks Tracey and Roger for your generous donations. We really appreciate your support. Cheers Team Helcar.
1 week ago
Helcar
Brendon Ford gave $350.00.
Good luck mate. Hope the shoulder holds up. All my message and car talk would have been for nothing.
1 week ago
Many thanks for your very generous donation Brendon. We hope the old crate hangs together and gets us to the finish AND back home as well. Cheers Team Helcar.
1 week ago
Helcar
June Sullivan gave $100.00.
1 week ago
Many thanks for your generous donation June. We appreciate your support as we raise money for Cancer Council. Team Helcar.
1 week ago
Helcar
$2,369.00 was received
Offline Funds
5 days ago
Helcar
Phillipe mithieux gave $50.00.
5 days ago
Many thanks Phillipe for your donation. We appreciate your support as we raise much needed money for Cancer Council. Watch this space for updates on our progress. Team Helcar.
5 days ago
Helcar
Simon Tuck gave $50.00.
Hi John Good luck in the rally, have a lot of fun and be safe. Simon Tuck
4 days ago
Hi Simon, Many thanks for your donation and support. We’re sure to have fun and hope to stay safe on the rally. Cheers Team Helcar.
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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.