Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2022
$5,410
Raised
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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 3500km over 7 days, from Wollongong to Mackay, via Tiboburra


The 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


Raising these funds will be a great way to honour people we've known and lost to cancer, especially our dads. Maxines dad Jose died of multiple myeloma in 2017 and Sams dad Neville died of melanoma in 2013.


Funds raised will 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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raised: $2,148,472
target: $2,500,000
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<p>So after months of trawling gumtree and facebook marketplace, we finally have our shibox! Its surprisingly hard to find a cheap car at the moment - but we managed to find one for $600. Why so cheap? It had a small front on collision, and then had the bonnet fly open on the highway, and then it had been 'thoroughly tested' by the previous owner. </p><p></p><p>If you look carefully you can see the metal strapping screwed into the bonnet to hold it closed, the smashed windscreen and a few dents hahaha</p>
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
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<p>So the front of the car is now fixed perfectly lol</p>
4 months ago
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Anna Messer gave $500.00.
Good luck, cannot wait to hear about your adventures
3 months ago
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bernadette gelabert gave $50.00.
Get up there!
3 months ago
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Kate and Rhys Boggian gave $150.00.
Exciting adventure for a good cause. Hope the shitbox makes it the whole way, looks a bit rough 😄. Cancer sucks.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Eric Dodson gave $66.00.
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Aimee Crosby gave $100.00.
Love this. ❤️
3 months ago
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Monica Marinov gave $20.00.
Good on you! And godspeed.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
Good luck!!
3 months ago
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Inga Bozier gave $200.00.
What an awesome adventure for a great cause! Hope the shitbox makes it!!!
3 months ago
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John Underwood gave $50.00.
Hi Max. Best of luck to you and your trusty steed! John from London x
3 months ago
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Kevin Brinckley gave $50.00.
Well done Sam. Good luck!
3 months ago
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Rachel Messer gave $150.00.
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Lynne Bourke gave $150.00.
Great cause!! Good on you both xx
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<p>Thank you to everyone whose already donated!</p><p></p><p>These funds will be used to fund amazing research, like that currently undertaken by Dr Michelle Peate, who is looking into ways of improving the health outcomes for women, whose treatment often triggers menopause, creating further issues. It also funds Dr Jessamy Tiffen, who is researching new immunotherapies and targeted treatments for advanced melanoma, as the cancer can quickly learn to evade traditional treatments. </p><p></p><p>More information about the rally can be found here https://www.shitboxrally.com.au/the-event/</p>
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Susana Gelabert gave $370.00.
Good luck!
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Bernadette Murray gave $200.00.
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Anonymous gave $150.00.
Good luck. Enjoy the journey to the start line as well as the actual travels that (hopefully) get you to your destination. A great cause. Kate and Jonathan
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Lorraine DeLemare gave $50.00.
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Erin Baden-Smith gave $100.00.
Here’s to making it to the start line! But from there to the finish line… well, I’ll be watching from the cheap seats. Bon voyage! 🚀
3 months ago
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Nicholas Rapson gave $200.00.
Good luck from one shit box driver to another.
3 months ago
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Monica Lemos gave $100.00.
2 months ago
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Darren Collins gave $150.00.
Sounds like fun. All the very best of luck. Great cause.
2 months ago
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Kevin Brinckley gave $290.00.
Done
1 month ago
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Erin Pelquest-Hunt gave $25.00.
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Jennifer Bice gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank you so much for your donation, its greatly appreciated!
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Rachael Messer gave $100.00.
Best of luck on your adventure.
1 month ago
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Jenna Camp gave $100.00.
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Michael Russell gave $100.00.
Good luck, if the wheels fall off be prepared to flintstone it.
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $64.50.
Lane Cove library bake day - donation
3 weeks ago
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bernadette gelabert gave $100.00.
May the insects give you strength!
3 weeks ago
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Jaxi Waxi gave $20.00.
Drive like the wind
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Anonymous gave $10.00.
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Sean Robertson gave $50.00.
great cause!
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Alicia Denholn gave $20.00.
2 weeks ago
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Monica Marinov gave $50.00.
Great cause, good luck guys!!
2 weeks ago
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Jessica Siamandow gave $50.00.
Such a great cause! Best of luck to you both
2 weeks ago
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Margaret Farlow gave $50.00.
Best wishes for a great drive, hope all the cable ties and dreams last the distance! The library fans will be following your progress
2 weeks ago
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ruth Cooper gave $30.00.
Go Maxine - you have this manual car thing worked out in no time.
2 weeks ago
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Harri Kuoppala gave $100.00.
Many blessings young Maxine, stay safe and have fun
2 weeks ago
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Kiri Gomez gave $100.00.
Hey Max, Good luck on your car rally. Love from Kiri & James Gomez
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Anonymous gave $240.00.
Sausage
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Myriam Bohn gave $200.00.
Our thoughts and prayers go with you on this admirable and incredibly exciting journey. You will learn things, experience things and embrace things you never thought possible. You will laugh and cry, you will blame each other when things go wrong and will come together to sort it out. This trip will most likely bring out the best and the worst in you both-but hold tight, stay focussed and enjoy the ride :) Mym
1 week ago
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Ken Bakon gave $50.00.
Good one Sam
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Peter Messer gave $100.00.
Dad would have loved this.
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Angelita Gomez gave $54.00.
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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.

In the past 12 years, over 29 million dollars 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.