Marty ("Chips") and Gareth ("Gravy") are really pleased and somewhat bumbazed^ to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2022 - Autumn!! This year all the teams will be driving their shitboxes from Wollongong to Mackay. Which we now realise is actually quite far. Shitbox Rally is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th 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 2022 Autumn rally target set at $2,500,000. We cover all costs, including buying the shitbox, getting the shitbox to the start line and getting us to the start line (and home). Therefore your contributions go directly to our fundraising for Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.
So why are we doing this?..........................................
-> For Fun and Adventure - with a capital effin’ A!
-> Because after 22+ years we wanted to put our friendship to the test by trying to raise a load of cash together then spending 7 clueless, bone shaking, dust eating, nerve shredding days battering around the outback in a total shitbox.
-> Having both lost our dads, Nev (a proud Welshman) and Archie (a proud Scotsman), in the last few years we decided to honour their memories by doing a good thing.
Our lack of mechanical knowledge will be matched by our lack of outback survival skills. None of which matters when we’ll surely have one of the best playlists on the road. So in the words of Steppenwolf let’s (hopefully) get our motor runnin', head out on the highway (assuming we can find it), and look for some adventure in whatever comes our way (no doubt a face full of dirt and a heap of trouble). The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give would be greatly appreciated. As well as donations there are also options for sponsorship. If you want your organisation or business name to take pride of place on our shitbox then let us know and we’ll give you more information about how to do that. Please, please dig deep and help us exceed our target for this great cause. And don’t forget to stay tuned for more to come in the Continuing Misadventures of Chips & Gravy.
You can follow our progress via this page and the blog post below. And make sure to watch out for news about our future fund raising events!
Actually before we can get our motor runnin’ we’re gonna need a car. So if you or anyone you know is selling a shitbox for less than $1,000 then please get in touch. No Shitbox is too shitty (as long as it has a bit of rego)
Thanks and god speed, Gareth & Marty
^ BUMBAZEVerb | chiefly Scottish : Meaning to confuse; to perplex, bewilder; to confound, stupefy.
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.
Over $26 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.