Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn
$6,834
Raised
68%
Our Story …

As some of you may recall, back in 2010 our friends Andrew and Jenna, Rian and I went on a crazy adventure in a Mitsubishi L300 van following Metallica around Australia.
The van made it as far as Sydney to Newcastle before needing a gearbox rebuild and the installation of some vital cup holders, it was then a mad dash to get to Brisbane that night for the first concert (Still not sure the steering was actually connected when we left Newcastle), a new set of front wheel bearings in a car park in Ipswich post-concert, dinner at Bourke RSL, a lack of fuel inside the fuel tank just outside Cobar where we then camped overnight, some welding at a servo in Broken Hill and a new set of spotlights because serious night time driving was now required, the clutch started slipping on the Nullarbor but we made it all the way to the Perth concert (I actually fell asleep during the concert), there was a quick hour nap in a Hungry Jacks car park then off to Kal and up the Great Central Road. Things started to go a bit smoother even with the brutal corrugations until we reached a dry aboriginal community at Docker River in the NT where the van decided it was time for an unscheduled and rather abrupt stop. After a brief investigation, we discovered that the oil pressure sensor wire had been "unplugged" by the power steering pump, the pump had previously been "fixed" with cable ties. Without this simple 1 wire sensor functioning a rock that had securely lodged itself into the side of the oil filter went unnoticed allowing all of the lubricating honey to quickly escape from our engine until it simply could not take it anymore. As we had no spare Sigma engine to swap in, we ditched our van, waited in a donga in the community until the roads reopened after a freak storm, and bummed a lift to Yulara. Stressful at the time but it’s been almost 10 years, so it is now a great memory, and story.
To my point, in the name of charity, we’ve been selected to pick up where we left off. In May this year Rian and I will be driving a vehicle of lesser value (under $1,000) from Alice Springs, up to the Gulf of Carpentaria and hopefully back down to the Gold Coast for the Shitbox Rally with all funds raised going direct to Cancer Council. Many of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Whether it be family, loved ones, close friends, colleagues or ourselves that have battled or are battling cancer, this awful disease has touched us all. We not only want to raise awareness and money for Cancer Council, but also want to offer support and a friendly ear to those that have suffered or are suffering.
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. The target for the Autumn Rally is set at $2M so we’re hoping to help get them there.
THE CAR - Separate to our fundraising, we have to purchase ourselves a car, a real ‘shitbox’ if you will. It has to be valued under $1,000 and hopefully make it the 3962kms across whatever outback NT and QLD can throw at us. We’re not allowed a 4WD or AWD, so that takes out all sensible choices. I will be setting up an Insta especially for the event, so anyone wishing to follow our progress on our car build can do so there. I’m sure there will be lots of late nights after the baby has gone to bed spent out in the Mosquitos drinking beer and trying to predict where coolant will leak from.
Any donation you can give is greatly appreciated, we have a goal of $5,000 but we reckon we can smash that. We’re also looking for sponsorship; if your work or your business is interested in covering any rust spots on our shitbox with stickers promoting your brand please hit me up!
Thanks for reading our story and hope to see you at a Bunnings BBQ very soon!

Gill.

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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
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Gillian Humphries gave $50.00.
4 months ago
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Nickolas Britt gave $50.00.
Sorry Rian got fuel poisoning in 2006/07 fixing my fuel pump on the side of the road.
4 months ago
Ha! I remember this. He then drove to a party at my house and passed out on the lounge. Thanks for the donation Nick!
4 months ago
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Todd Davies gave $20.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Todd! Means a lot.
4 months ago
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Margaret MacKay gave $100.00.
Good luck you guys.
4 months ago
Thanks Margaret! Hope we make it.
4 months ago
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Sharon Bennett gave $100.00.
Good luck
4 months ago
Thanks Sharon! We really appreciate it.
4 months ago
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NBN Television gave $200.00.
Wishing you all the best Gill and Rian!! GO TEAM GREEN! From all your friends at NBN Television x
4 months ago
Thanks Sari, and thanks NBN Television!
4 months ago
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John Shorthouse gave $50.00.
Well done & Good Luck. - Enjoy your adventure !
4 months ago
Thanks John! Means a lot.
4 months ago
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Steve Bruce gave $50.00.
Good luck! It’ll be great!
4 months ago
Thanks Steve. I'll try not to get stranded this time.
4 months ago
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Nicholas Kuras gave $50.00.
Good Luck from Nick and Renee!
4 months ago
Thanks Guys! Catch up soon.
4 months ago
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Andrew, Kim, Willow, Frank and Percy Nisbet gave $50.00.
Love you guys. Enjoy xxx
4 months ago
Thanks Guys! Love you xx
4 months ago
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Nathan Hegarty gave $50.00.
4 months ago
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Gallery Tattoo Company gave $240.00.
4 months ago
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Graeme Armstrong gave $50.00.
Best of luck. Gra
4 months ago
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Bunnings Maitland gave $1,023.70.
Our first bbq at Bunnings Maitland raised $1023.70. Thanks a lot Maitland folks!
3 months ago
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Karen Humphries gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Karen and Ian!
3 months ago
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Bruce & Marilyn Playford gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Keith and Doreen Tickle gave $50.00.
3 months ago
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Dave and Clare Brassil gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thank you Dave and Clare
3 months ago
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Janet Piddington gave $20.00.
3 months ago
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Step Outside Fitness gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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$108.40 was received
Bunnings Maitland - Donation Box
3 months ago
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$1,396.90 was received
Bunnings Maitland - BBQ
3 months ago
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Sunny Wang gave $100.00.
Rian , you can do it!
3 months ago
Thank you so much Sunny!
3 months ago
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Carrie Inness gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Carrie!
3 months ago
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Andrew and Jenna Fraser gave $200.00.
We wish we were coming too!
3 months ago
Thanks so much guys! We wish you were coming along too but don't worry, we will make sure you don't miss out on experiencing the powerhouse that is the FWD 3L V6 Automatic Camry.
3 months ago
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Ash Cunningham gave $100.00.
Good luck guys!
3 months ago
Thank you so much Ash for your generous donation!
3 months ago
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Ben Bremner gave $50.00.
Good Luck from the Bremnerds!
3 months ago
Thanks guys, we really appreciate it!
3 months ago
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Michael Thompson gave $100.00.
Good Luck! I look forward to more stories of MacGyver like ingenuity.
3 months ago
Thanks Michael!
3 months ago
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peter parsons gave $50.00.
Good luck and enjoy to wonders of our country
3 months ago
Thank you Peter
3 months ago
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Stephen Carmody gave $50.00.
Good luck and well done for supporting such a great cause.
3 months ago
Thanks Stephen
3 months ago
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Jerry Wong gave $20.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Jerry!
3 months ago
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Duncan Mackay gave $221.00.
Let’s see the ballerina
3 months ago
Thanks for getting us to $5K Dunc!! Unfortunately you'll have to wait until we're on the road for Rian as a ballerina. I can't wait either! Thank you.
2 months ago
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Bhargavi Movva gave $25.00.
Good luck and well done.
2 months ago
Thanks Bhargavi for supporting this great cause.
2 months ago
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Jodi Smith gave $20.00.
Can't make Bunnings BBQ this Sunday, but will hopefully get to support again at another :)
2 months ago
Thanks for your support Jodi!
2 months ago
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David Simpson gave $50.00.
Good Luck Rian.
2 months ago
Thanks David for your kind donation and support!
2 months ago
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Val Holt gave $200.00.
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $80.00.
2 months ago
Team Green
$95.20 was received
Bunnings Wallsend - Donation Box
2 months ago
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$1,263.95 was received
Bunnings Wallsend - BBQ
1 month ago
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Mark Fretwell gave $100.00.
It was great meeting you guys last night. I wish you guys better luck with the camry than you had with the van! This is for Jenna.
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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.