On New Year’s Eve last year, as we were seeing in 2019 with a few bottles of champagne and a sneaky gin or 2, one of our dearest friends H received the worst possible news, she had terminal cancer.
We have spent this year supporting her through her journey and holding out hope for a miracle as she tried treatment after treatment to fight her prognosis. We will be forever grateful to have spent some quality time with her over the October long weekend sharing laughter, tears and amazing memories of our lifelong friendships as sadly 24 hours after we left her hospital bed, at 5pm on 08Oct H took her very last breath, leaving us with shattered hearts but more determined than ever to raise as much money as we can for cancer research.
H desperately wanted to be here to follow our next Shitbox Rally adventure, so if she can’t be here physically with us it seemed fitting that we change our team name from Fuelled by Gin to One for H so that she can roll with us in Mona the Corona from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria.
We will always be Fuelled by Gin, but every time we raise a glass we’ll be having #oneforH along the way.
We cannot wait to bring you more raw footage of us dodging road trains and spending time bonding with our buddy group over a bonnet cheese platter in the fuel line, BUT first comes fundraising to kick cancer to the curb.
Our Fuelled by Gin supporters who followed us in 2018 already know how passionate we are about fundraising and having a good time in the process (so yes there WILL be another Outback Bash... in the City!) AND we’re really hoping to reach our $20k target in the process.
Whatever you're able to give, we'd love your support to help us reach our goal.
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.
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.