Goal $7,500
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$4,349
Raised
58%
Our Story …

Astina Airways, a plucky young entrant into the low-cost carrier segment will take a page from the recent Slow TV phenomenon running (proposed, subject to regulatory approval) weekly flights from Melbourne to Townsville. The first flight with depart October 19th at sparrow's fart (or shortly thereafter), arriving in Townsville with a relaxed 153hr flight time.

Astina Airways' fleet is an innovative reincarnation of the Douglas DC-3 that has painstakingly made to look rather like an early 00's Mazda hatchback. The inaugural flight will be captained by David Iceman Williams and his painfully unfunny co-captain Casey Goose Waters.

But in all seriousness, Dave and Case are driving a family heirloom (a relatively dodgy Mazda Astina that's good from afar, but far from good) from Melbourne to Townsville traversing 4 states visiting towns they can barely pronounce via roads that are some distance away from the chai-tea-lined laneways of Melbourne that the two are more familiar with.

Why? To raise money for an important cause. In Australia, close to 140,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year, with close to 50,000 predicted to lose their life as a result of cell abnormalities, or more commonly known as Cancer. Funds raised are directed to the Cancer Council to help them conduct research into the diseases, assist those who have been diagnosed with a cell-mutation disease and working with governments to educate and boost programs for early detection.

According to the Cancer Council's own research, 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 with men over-represented in each statistical area. It's bleak, and that's why we're helping raise funds.

Come along for the ride as Dave and Case take their Mazda DC-323, turn it into an aircraft (likely making it far less reliable, heavier and slower), raise funds for an incredibly important cause and deliver a bit of fun to some drought-ravaged parts of outback NSW and QLD.

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, this year for the 10th year anniversary rally, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour 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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6 months ago
Astina Airways
Geraldine Edwards gave $50.00.
Very excited for this journey! And a cause that is very close to my heart. All the best xx
6 months ago
Astina Airways
John Elliot gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
Angela Waters gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
Naomi Waters gave $20.00.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
Margaux Claughton gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
Aaron Carey gave $50.00.
Good luck boys
4 months ago
Thanks Mr Carey, far too generous. We've got you down for a tidy 15 raffle tickets for tomorrow.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
Julie Oates gave $10.00.
Have a great Rally- good luck!
4 months ago
Thanks Julie!!! We've got 3 tickets in the draw for you.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
Emily Dove gave $10.00.
Good luck 🤞
4 months ago
Thanks Emily!! We've got 3 tickets in tomorrow's draw for you.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
Renee Jacobs gave $10.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Renee!! We've got 3 tickets in tomorrow's draw for you.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
Warren Dove gave $10.00.
Good luck
4 months ago
Thanks Warren!! We've got 3 tickets in tomorrow's draw for you.
5 months ago
Astina Airways
David Hennessy gave $25.00.
Hope the mazda 707 light air makes it mate. I'm sure you guys will have one hell of an adventure trying. Good luck!!
4 months ago
Astina Airways
Katy Schrederis gave $50.00.
Goodluck guys.
4 months ago
Thanks KT-K!!! Far too generous!! We've got a pile of tickets 15 high for you in tomorrow's draw. Good luck.
4 months ago
Thanks KT-K!!! Far too generous!! We've got a pile of tickets 15 high for you in tomorrow's draw. Good luck.
4 months ago
Astina Airways
Cathy Williams gave $50.00.
Wanting the Astina to fly
4 months ago
I've some conflict of issue concerns with this donation, but I'll still take it. :) Thank you. 15 tickets in the draw for you!
4 months ago
Astina Airways
Ben Williams gave $50.00.
Go Astina Airways, actually hope you don’t get your wheels off the ground though!
4 months ago
Astina Airways
Dave N Casey Williams N Waters gave $1,380.00.
Proceeds from Bunnings BBQ
4 months ago
Astina Airways
catherine williams gave $50.00.
Sausages were delicious
4 months ago
Astina Airways
Bev Landman gave $50.00.
Drive safely!!!!!!
2 months ago
Astina Airways
Casey Waters gave $70.00.
Cash collected by customers of Annie Waters
2 months ago
Astina Airways
Ben Condie gave $200.00.
2 weeks ago
Astina Airways
Liz O'Brien gave $220.00.
2 tickets please for Joel and I, for the winos tour! Nice work gents. Liz
1 week ago
Astina Airways
Dave Williams gave $109.00.
1 week ago
Astina Airways
Adam Dunstan gave $159.00.
6 days ago
Astina Airways
Ainsley Bedggood gave $109.00.
Yarra Valley here we come!!!
6 days ago
Astina Airways
Mona Meighan gave $218.00.
Mona Meighan and Prue Kelly
6 days ago
Astina Airways
Alan Leslie gave $218.00.
Donation from Cristina and I. Looking forward to the wineries!
6 days ago
Astina Airways
Kathy Evans gave $109.00.
1 ticket winery tour 21 july please
5 days ago
Astina Airways
Beth Robinson gave $218.00.
2 x Wine Tour tickets please 🍷
5 days ago
Astina Airways
Tuuli Mclaren gave $109.00.
A ticket for the winery tour please
3 days ago
Astina Airways
Kate Kennedy gave $109.00.
One tickets for Yarra valley! From Kate, and Alex
3 days ago
Astina Airways
Katharine Ollivier gave $109.00.
From Katie (Katie K’s friend)
3 days ago
Astina Airways
Kate Anglin gave $100.00.
2 days ago
Astina Airways
Judith Sears gave $109.00.
1 ticket for winery tour please
1 day ago
Astina Airways
Megan Mahon gave $109.00.
Love you heaps
1 day ago
Astina Airways
Rory Heddles gave $109.00.
You had me at hello 😁
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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.