Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2022
$1,320
Raised
26%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2022 Autumn!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Wollongong to Mackay.


Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead 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.


These funds 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.


Tony and I, are very pleased to be raising money for the Cancer Council as Cancer has affected our lives in many ways. My Dad, (Peter O'Brien - Pictured) was a career Royal Australian Navy Sailor and a decorated Vietnam Veteran. He died from Cancer at just 38 years old. He died before he had an opportunity to see me and my brother grow up. My brother was only 5 years old when our Dad died. Tony and I have been married for 41 years and have 9 wonderful Children (6 sons and 3 daughters) and 11 Grandchildren with many more grandchildren to come in the future. Cancer has taken so many wonderful family memories away from us and our family. Our own Daughter Amie Meehan is a Cancer Survivor. We lost a very dear Uncle Bob and recently Tony lost his best friend Carl Binns to Cancer and we have lost many other friends. Raising money for the Cancer Council will help fund research to find a future cure. Thanks for your support.


We wish to dedicate our rally participation and fundraising efforts to the following: Grandfather Peter "Obbie" O'Brien RIP, Uncle Robert "Bob" Kersten RIP, Auntie Sue Kersten Fighter and Survivor, Daughter Amie Meehan Fighter and Survivor, Grandpa Thomas Kersten Senior Fighter and Survivor, Simon "SAS" Schofield RIP, Carl "Binnsy" Binns RIP, Joanne Meehan Double Fighter and Survivor.


Peace, Love & Hugs. Aileen & Tony Kersten

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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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Kersten Team Feed
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4 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Aileen Kersten gave $100.00.
Aileen & I are kicking in $100 to get things started.
4 weeks ago
Thank you for kicking things off my precious Darling. Love you forever Tony
4 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Theesan Pather gave $100.00.
Ill support the Kerstens in anything, Pretty much no matter what 😘 Come see us when you need signage etc for this beast Ill get Blair to spiff it up !
4 weeks ago
Thanks Theesan & Blair you guys are so groovy special for this Peace Love Hugs Big T
4 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Toby Anderson gave $100.00.
Great cause Mum and Dad! 💗
4 weeks ago
Toby you rock son. Thanks Peace Love Hugs Tony & Aileen
4 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Pieta Christodoulou gave $100.00.
With love
4 weeks ago
Thanks so much Pieta. Peace Love Hugs Aileen and Tony
4 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Libby Watkins gave $100.00.
⚡️💃🕺 Let’s go! Great cause! 🖤Josh, Dash and Libby 😘🤗✨🌴
4 weeks ago
Thanks so much Libbstar, Joshstar and Dashstar.You guys are rockstars. Peace Love Hugs Uncle T and Auntie Aileen
4 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Will Bottom gave $50.00.
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
4 weeks ago
Thanks so much Will. You get the Elephant Lion Award from Mr Minuli's Plaster Emporium Same Same. Peace Love Hugs Big T and Aileen
3 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Margaret King gave $100.00.
Good luck in the rally. Love Margaret, Aoy & Amali. In memory of Carl.
3 weeks ago
Thanks Marg, Aoy & Amali. You guys get my much sought after Thunderbirds are Go Award. I’m sure Carl will be with us all the way “Tony!” Peace Love Hugs Tony & Aileen💖💖💖💖💖💖
3 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Malcolm Binns gave $500.00.
Go Team Kersten! F#CK CANCER
3 weeks ago
Thanks so much Malcolm, Jaqueline, Dominic & Christian for this awesome donation. Carl will be with us in spirit on this adventure as I feel he already is everyday. We cant wait for the rally to start and see what doosra's and spins he delivers to us from above just to keep us on our toes. Hopefully we will be "Kings of The Mountain" Peace Love Hugs Tony and Aileen (:-)
2 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Autoflow Irrigation gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks so much to Autoflow Irrigation and its wonderful Proprietors Bryan and Melanie Parnell & Family for this kind donation towards our fund raising efforts & rally campaign. Aileen & I really appreciate this guys. Peace Love Hugs Aileen& Tony
2 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Dennis Lee gave $50.00.
That is awesome Tony, worthy cause and a brilliant trip. Enjoy it!
2 weeks ago
Thanks so much Dennis. Aileen & I really appreciate your generosity towards our campaign. I'm missing our dear mate Carl so much knowing that I cant talk with him anymore. He will continue to be be in my thoughts every step of the rally. Hoping to catch up with you and the old gang as soon hey? Peace Love Hugs Aileen & Tony
2 weeks ago
Kersten Team
Andrew Ueckermann gave $20.00.
Its 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank, half a pack of cigarettes, its dark out and we're wearing sunglasses. HIT IT.
2 weeks ago
Like a true "Blues Brother" & Dear Friend you have "Kicked In" with a donation to this very worth while cause Andrew. Thanks Old Mate. Peace Love Hugs Aileen and Tony
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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.

Over $26 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.