Goal $100,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 Autumn
$5,095
Raised
5%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're 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.

After losing my brother early 2019 to prostate cancer I decided that the best way I could honour him was to take part in the Shitbox Rally. I had previously applied back in 2011 and intended to complete the event with the man himself Paul “Chewie Wookie” Turner, unfortunately the timing was wrong as he had just welcomed his first child into the world. Our dad was a mechanic and we grew up with a mutual love of cars and bikes.... well pretty much anything with an engine.

Keeping it in the family my natural choice for a teammate was another Turner my cousin Lance, he also had a love of bikes and cars and caught up with PT for rides whenever they could. Lance also wanted to commemorate other family members impacted by this terrible disease. Two aunties lost to melanoma far too soon - Janette Thompson, mother to Stephen & Michelle, wife to Chris also Kim Thompson mother to Kate & Liam also wife to Chris. One other Aunty Carol Thompson, mother to Natasha, Renei, Thomas, Joe & Jasmine, wife to Paul Thompson also lost her battle too cancer far too young.

Having grown up learning to drive on the dirt roads around Jervis Bay and having owned dozens of “shitboxes “ between the 3 of us it seemed only fitting to participate in the autumn 2020 SBR.

To add to the adventure we will be driving our Shitbox from Wollongong to the start line in Alice Springs.

We also want to celebrate the cancer survivors in our family, Mouses’ mother Mary and cousin Lyndal who have both beaten breast cancer, also his dad who had brain cancer and is now all clear.

That’s the real reason we want to complete the SBR2020 to hear more survivors stories and help raise money for research and support.

All funds raised 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.

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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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Fiona McKenna gave $50.00.
Good luck Lance.
4 months ago
High Fiona, thank you for your kind donation and wishes. Much appreciated. Lance and Mick
4 months ago
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Terrie Payne gave $50.00.
4 months ago
Hi Terrie, thank you for your kind donation. It is greatly appreciated. Lance and Mick
4 months ago
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Andrew Dobbins gave $100.00.
Good luck legend 🤙
4 months ago
Cheers Dobbo, see you at the finish line!!! 🎉 🍻
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Good luck to you all - well done in organizing a team to achieve this goal
4 months ago
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Bec Nelson gave $50.00.
Good luck Mouse!
4 months ago
Thanks Nelson! We really appreciate it
4 months ago
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Mark Mulrooney gave $100.00.
Good luck Mick. From Mark and Mandi.
4 months ago
Cheers Mate, we really appreciate it!
4 months ago
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Booch Bar gave $500.00.
4 months ago
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Michelle Bendall gave $100.00.
Good luck Lance and co
4 months ago
Hi Michelle, thanks for your donation. Much appreciated- Lance
3 months ago
Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for your support, we really appreciate it. Cheers Mouse and Lance
3 months ago
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Rochelle Browne gave $100.00.
Go hard Wookies!
3 months ago
Thanks Shell, We really appreciate it xox Mouse, Sickness, Sickboy or however else you referred to me :)
3 months ago
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Siobhan Roe gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Hi Siobhan, thanks heaps for your donation. It is much appreciated. Cheers, Lance
3 months ago
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Sheree Harrison gave $50.00.
Well done and Good luck!
3 months ago
Thanks you so much Sheree, we really appreciate it Cheers
3 months ago
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Sue and Craig Weaver gave $50.00.
In sure this will be the first of many donations. Sooo excited for you guys, we are looking forward to following along.
3 months ago
Thanks heaps guys, really appreciate it!!!
3 months ago
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Donna Johnstone gave $50.00.
What an adventure 😘
3 months ago
Cheers Donna we really appreciate your help!
3 months ago
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Tim Shanahan gave $200.00.
Hey guys. Im mates off liewe and danielle. I had a tumor last year and i think you guys are doing an awesome thing. I hope you get your goal. Good luck guys!
3 months ago
Hi Tim, I’m so glad they could remove your tumor and I hope that’s the end of your journey with cancer. What’s your social media handle I would love to post a photo and give ya a shout out. Thanks heaps for your donation that’s a huge amount we really appreciate it. Cheers Mouse and Lance
2 months ago
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Stephen Nott gave $500.00.
Good luck boys! Wish I could come with you.
2 months ago
Roy, you’re a legend thanks heaps mate!
2 months ago
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Jennifer Potter gave $100.00.
Wishing you both a safe and happy shitbox rally. Have fun luv Jen & Mick
2 months ago
Thanks Jen and Mick xoxo we really appreciate it
2 months ago
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Paul Thompson gave $500.00.
Hey Lance and Mouse great job, and a great cause that you guys are getting involved in. I will be watching you progress through the Gulf of Carpentaria with great interest from afar. here in Vanuatu. I am sure you guys will have lots of fun doing it Uncle Paul and Freddie
2 months ago
Hi Paul, Mouse here mate, thanks heaps for that generous donation, we really appreciate it! Cheers Mouse and Lance
1 month ago
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Bob Reus & Co gave $890.00.
1 month ago
Thanks heaps mate, I really appreciate it!!!
1 month ago
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Tracey Delprado gave $50.00.
Didn’t read your message properly and spent more on raffle tix than donation 🤪 All the best for the rally, you’re doing a great thing Mousey, what a way to honour your brother xx Trace and DP
1 month ago
All good Trace, we really appreciate it!!
1 month ago
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Austpipe Plumbing Services gave $500.00.
1 month ago
Hey Craig and Austpipe, Thanks heaps for your donation!! Cheers Mouse and Lance
1 month ago
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$164.90 was received
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Domain Harbourside gave $890.00.
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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.