Goal $15,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2022
$14,593
Raised
97%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2022 Autumn!! The object of the exercise is to buy a shitbox [for the benefit of those unfamiliar with Australian vernacular, a shitbox is a crappy old car, the likes of which one would be very ill-advised to drive substantial distances across inhospitable terrain] for less than a grand [AU$1,000] and then drive it substantial distances across inhospitable terrain, between two locations in Australia. This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Wollongong to Mackay.

What is the Shitbox Rally?

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.

Who are we?

We're a couple of halfwits who together are less than the sum of our wits. We've known each other since 2003 when we worked at the same company specialising in cancer care and we have both forged careers in this area since.

Why are we doing this?

Because we both like cars, we both like camping, we both like a laugh and we both don't like cancer. We see the Shitbox Rally as an opportunity to do some good by raising money for cancer research and to have some fun doing it.

What do we need from you?

Money! More specifically, donations for cancer research. Rest assured, your donation is not funding our half-arsed mid-life crises, we're funding those ourselves. We're responsible for buying and setting up the car, as well as any costs incurred along the way. The car will be auctioned at the end of the trip with proceeds going to cancer research. Any donation you are able to make goes 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. For Australian tax residents, all donations over AU$2 are tax deductible. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.

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Here's what I'm doing …

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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target: $2,500,000
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5 months ago
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Accord Healthcare gave $10,000.00.
2 months ago
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Richard Moulding gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Statler and Waldorf
<p>It's been a busy few months as we have pulled everything together for shitbox while juggling our lives, jobs, lockdowns and closed borders. We managed to find and purchase a car which we hope will get us through, a 1991 Holden Apollo manufactured by those reliable souls at Toyota and better known as a Camry. This in itself was no mean feat in the current second-hand car market. Following some amateur mechanical compliance work to get it transferred into our names (a requirement in Victoria), we are now at the stage of performing some necessary maintenance and adding a few bits and bobs as the rally draws near. </p><p></p><p>Accord Healthcare has very generously come on board as our major sponsor. At this stage, I think it's worth reiterating that 100% of Accord's sponsorship dollars and any other donations go directly to the Cancer Council. All costs associated with this misadventure, including the purchase of the car, are being covered by Dave and I personally. </p>
1 month ago
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Tenille Moir gave $50.00.
Go well team!
1 month ago
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Shannon Gilbert gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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The Strickies gave $200.00.
Make sure you do as many “agricultural” repairs as possible. (Ie. quality repairs that never fail and should’ve been engineered that way).
1 month ago
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Chris M gave $50.00.
Go the Muppets!!
1 month ago
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Shane, Ren & Archer Watts gave $50.00.
Good luck guys, as a couple of old muppets what a fabulous thing to do!
1 month ago
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Alison Brown gave $50.00.
May the shit be with you! Ali, Paul, Theo and Iris xx
4 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
4 weeks ago
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Matthew Fragall gave $50.00.
Godspeed gentlemen.
3 weeks ago
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Sharon Smith gave $100.00.
Good luck Steve!
2 weeks ago
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Johanna Platt gave $500.00.
Wishing Statler and Waldorf the very best of adventures on the rally - looking forward to receiving updates of your journey and you should be super proud of this project! Lots of love Lee and Jo
2 weeks ago
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Jamie Thiessen gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
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Simone McInerny gave $200.00.
Will give additional $ if you send photos of yourself in costumes like the ones worn in the video :). Looks like so much fun - have a great time!
2 weeks ago
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Jennifer Garvey gave $50.00.
Go kick Cancers butt. Jenn Good luck
2 weeks ago
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Janine Campbell gave $50.00.
Godspeed to you both
2 weeks ago
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Damien Kuzek gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
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Niall Corcoran gave $50.00.
Good luck DS!
2 weeks ago
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Finlay Macrae gave $100.00.
Good luck David. Seems like it might benefit bowel cancer from the title.
2 weeks ago
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Kylie Laurie gave $200.00.
2 weeks ago
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Tara GLANVILLE-YATES gave $50.00.
Good on ya guys! Tara
2 weeks ago
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Kathryn S gave $10.00.
Good Luck David Sandall!
2 weeks ago
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Michelle Walker gave $15.00.
You got this David!!!
2 weeks ago
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Ida Mancini gave $50.00.
Best wishes. Have a safe and good trip
2 weeks ago
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Joshua Schultz gave $50.00.
Good luck! Can’t wait to hear how it goes x
2 weeks ago
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David Abiuso gave $20.00.
great idea David - looks like fun, and for a good cause. And a subject dear to my heart - I've never bought a new car, always had shitboxes. Lots of funny stories, for example, once a police car signalled me to pull over, then a policewoman walked around and around my car and said "Where are you driving to, a rubbish dump I hope"
2 weeks ago
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Tina Thompson gave $30.00.
Good luck David. Hope the drive is more fun than work!
2 weeks ago
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Bronwyn & Neil Ingram gave $50.00.
Good luck
2 weeks ago
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Mary Shanahan gave $50.00.
Hope you get there in piece
2 weeks ago
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Jerome Nikolaos Rachele gave $200.00.
After this, there's no cash here. Here there's no cash, alright? Cash *no*, Robbo? Robbo : No cash.
2 weeks ago
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Michael Bogwitz gave $150.00.
Good luck is all i can say!!
2 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
Take a push bike just in case the old bomb breaks down.
2 weeks ago
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Jim Alexiou gave $200.00.
Well done on participating and ejoy the adventure!
1 week ago
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Lotte Duffy gave $200.00.
🤣… “half-arsed mid-life crisis…” 😂 if only all of those were for a great cause like this!! 🤗
1 week ago
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Leigh Malakellis gave $100.00.
All the best, enjoy the adventure and thanks for supporting a great cause 👌
1 week ago
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Sonja Lotte Duffy gave $88.00.
Mor Sonja’s mother’s day gift 🎁
1 week ago
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Fig Leaf Cottage gave $200.00.
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $10.00.
1 week ago
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George Karpetis gave $50.00.
Hope you channel the spirit of Ange P when the going gets tough Dave!
1 week ago
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Amanda Castle gave $25.00.
Looks like great fun!!!
1 week ago
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Phil Bevan gave $50.00.
Well done gents. A great cause and I’m sure, a massive combined personal financial contribution.
1 week ago
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Jason KIMBER gave $25.00.
Great job gents!
6 days ago
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Nick Jones gave $200.00.
Well done. Nick & Kristy
6 days ago
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paul Mcdonald gave $50.00.
Hats off David Sandall
2 days ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Brilliant effort
11 hours ago
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Peter Kebernik gave $100.00.
Sounds like lots of fun for a good cause.
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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.