Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn
$3,065
Raised
61%
Our Story …

After being on the waiting list for a couple of years, we are really excited to be taking part in Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria (yikes!).

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.

These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part. 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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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: $421,104
target: $2,000,000
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3 months ago
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Liz Jacques gave $200.00.
Hope the car has air con. Dont kill each other. Love Liz & Mark
2 months ago
Thanks Liz and Mark! Superstars getting the fundraising ball rollling!
3 months ago
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Natalie Norris gave $50.00.
Good luck guys! Great work!
2 months ago
Thank you Nat! So grateful for yout contribution!
3 months ago
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Chris Jacques gave $200.00.
You guys are crazy! But good on you for taking on this challenge. Remember (and try to avoid) the three R's - roos, rough roads and radiator leaks. Good luck from Chris & Amy.
2 months ago
Thanks Chris and Amy! Great tips too, will keep those in mind for sure!
3 months ago
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Tiffany Slater gave $50.00.
I can’t wait to follow this journey! Wishing your shit box plenty of speedboat and your marriage plenty of patience xx
2 months ago
Thanks Tiff! I am sure we will be calling on our inner zen many times over!
3 months ago
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Jo Wallace gave $25.00.
Go Steph!!!!! Can't wait to follow your Shitbox Rally adventures. xx
2 months ago
Thanks so much Jo! Really appreciate your support!
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck!
2 months ago
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The Textile Company gave $250.00.
Best of luck Shannon and Stephanie. From the team at The Textile Company
2 months ago
Thank you very much Peter & the team at The Textile Company. Very much appreciate your support!
2 months ago
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Team MW

Woo Hoo! We've now got our sweet, sweet shitbox chariot purchased with plenty of time to fix the myriad of issues with it before the rally.

It's a lovely 99 model Golf with only 180k on it. Apart from being at least a couple of years overdue for a service, it's got the following issues:

-front drivers side door doesn't open

-leaking sunroof (most likely - got to love a damp, musty car!)

-missing oil filler cap

-coolant temperature sensor has issues

-faulty power window switches

-plenty of dents/scrapes/peeling paint/missing trim pieces/questionable upholstery etc as you would expect in a sub $1k car

Managed to sort out a couple of the issues already but this car is definitely going to keep us busy in the coming weeks and months ahead of the rally!

2 months ago
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Loose Covers and More gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Hi Steve, Thanks so much to you and Loose Covers and More for your donation and support. Very much appreciated!
1 month ago
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Material World gave $150.00.
Proceeds from Material World one day fundraising sale 5/10/19
1 month ago
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Margot McKay gave $50.00.
Have fun! Hope the car makes it....
1 month ago
Thanks very much Margot for your support!
1 month ago
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Venus Window Fashions gave $990.00.
1 month ago
Thank you!! A truly massive thank you to all the team at Venus Window Fashions for your support. We promise not to call you if (when?) the car breaks down :)
1 month ago
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Team MW

It's been a productive few weeks for our shitbox! We've repaired the leaking sunroof, she doesnt smell quite so bad now.

Some electrical issues have been fixed too. But then we had an issue with with the windscreen washers not working... Bunnings DIY job and it's all working, for now 😂 the hoses were old, cracked and failing but hopefully this solution holds up!

Last week she passed her rego check after initially failing (!!)... phew!!

1 month ago
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Southern OfficeSmart gave $100.00.
Agreed with your brother... you guys are crazy but it is such a greet cause... good luck & safe travels
1 month ago
Thank you so much! We really appreciate the generosity to the cause... part of us agrees too... Crazy times ahead!!
1 month ago
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Belgrin gave $650.00.
1 month ago
Thanks so much to Maria and the team at Belgrin for your donation and the great marketing work that you have done for my business. Your support is truly appreciated!
3 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
What a great cause, well done and have fun.
2 weeks ago
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Nicole Bonfield gave $50.00.
Good luck! Can't wait to follow the adventures:)
2 weeks ago
Thanks Nikki! We really appreciate your support :)
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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.