In May 2020, we (Chris James and Paul Pricket) are taking 2 weeks out of our professional lives to raise money for cancer research.
Like many, we've both experienced friends and family who’ve dealt with cancer in their lives, some have lost the battle and some continue the fight. And with it front and centre in our lives at the moment it makes our fund raising even more pertinent.
So this year, we're joining a bunch of other teams driving shitboxes (cars worth less that $1000) over some of the roughest terrain in Australia, from Alice Springs to the Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria. 6 days... nearly 4000km... no showers... no mobile reception!
Our aim is to raise over $10,000 to help fight Cancer and do our part to support our friends and family that are battling on a daily basis. But we need your support. So please dig deep, and help us raise much needed cash for a great cause.
Chris & Paul (Mullets & Mayhem)
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.
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.
We've bought our shitbox!
Ford Falcon... purchased for $880, 320,000km, smells like something has died in it!
Minimum donation target hit!!!
Now we are officially accepted into the rally... Thanks to everyone that has donated so far.
Another $5k until we hit our personal target.
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:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.