Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$8,539
Raised
85%
Our Story …

Lyndall & Susan aka Backseat Drivers, are really excited to be joining the 2019 Spring Shitbox Rally fundraiser for the Cancer Council. Driving a "shitbox" (a car valued at less than $1,000 ... a real shitbox!) from Melbourne to Townsville. Part of the fun, is the fun with a "d" raising effort and this is where we ask, whimper and beg friends, family, hangers-on or anyone who comes across this page to please donate to this formidable cause.

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Melbourne to Townsville, via Birdsville... Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 10th 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 2019 Spring rally target set at $2,000,000 plus. 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.

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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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raised: $2,226,066
target: $2,000,000
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10 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Backseat Drivers

Go Lyndall!

10 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Backseat Drivers

you go too Carms!

8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Tina Fleming gave $50.00.
I don’t know what your doing but it sounds like a good idea!
8 months ago
Thanks T, you’re a star!
8 months ago
Thank you very much Tina, that is very kind of you & much appreciated ~ Lyndall x
8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Tony O'Connor gave $100.00.
Go you good things
8 months ago
Tony and Liz, thank you so much for your support and encouragement, look forward to updating you along the way! C xxx
8 months ago
thank you for your kind donation Tony, much appreciated! let the schitt begin! cheers Lyndall
8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Sarah Green gave $50.00.
Looking forward to following your progress! Looks like fun and for a great cause. Good Luck, lots of love Sarah and Jon Green.
8 months ago
Thanks Sarah and John, your support and encouragement is fandabydosy, we could do with your mechanical brain John? Or not? Remember dodgy’s VW steering wheel column saga...Rog does, oh you don’t live these things down🤪
8 months ago
thank you very much Sarah & Jon, much appreciated. looking forward to the adventure! cheers Lyndall
8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Kate Vyvyan gave $50.00.
Good on you both. I hope you make it! X
8 months ago
Fanks Kate! You’re the best friend in Freemantle🤪
8 months ago
thank you very much Kate for your donation, much appreciated & I hope our shitbox makes it too! cheers Lyndall
8 months ago
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Predictive Insight gave $100.00.
Have a FABULOUS SHITBOX time!
8 months ago
Hi Tony, thank you so much for your speedy response to Rog’s call out. We really appreciate your support. Thanks again, Carmen 🚗👍🏼
8 months ago
thank you very much Tony for your donation. I'm sure we'll have fun in our shitbox!!! cheers Lyndall
8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Sean Henaghan gave $200.00.
Good luck Carmen! Bliss Henaghan Clan
8 months ago
Hi Sean and Derryn, thank you soo much for your support it is very much appreciated. Rog tells me you’re off on your ‘gap’ year travels too...enjoy every minute and create some fantastic memories. Thanks again, warm wishes Carmen 🚗👍🏼
8 months ago
thank you very much for your generous donation Sean, greatly appreciated, cheers Lyndall
8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Vicky Fairhurst gave $50.00.
Good luck ladies!! Have a blast! I am a friend of Roger and used to work for The Adventurists so love any kind of adventure like this - challenging, empowering and so much fun!
8 months ago
Hi Vicky thank you so much for your monetary support but also the encouragement. Lyndall and I are really looking forward to this adventure and Rog has shown me the adventurist website which looks like you have experienced some amazing adventures and challenges yourself. Thank you again for your generosity. Kind Regards, Carmen
8 months ago
Thank you very much Vicki! very much looking forward to the adventure. much appreciated, cheers Lyndall
8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Liliana Paton gave $50.00.
Dear Carmen and Lyndall go girls a great idea and good luck
8 months ago
Hi Liliaana, thank you so much for your kind support. We’re really looking forward to this whole journey and it’s great to have so much support from different corners. Thanks again, Carmen 🚗🤪
8 months ago
Thank you very much Liliana, much appreciated. cheers Lyndall
8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
mary paehlig gave $50.00.
I haven't met you yet Carmen but I can see you're just as crazy (I mean amazing ;) as Rog!
8 months ago
Hi Mary, thank you sooo much for your support it’s much appreciated and also good to know Rog made so many kind friends and colleagues during his time running DNA and I get to benefit. Thanks again Carmen 🥳🤪🚗
8 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Jennifer Arnold gave $200.00.
Good luck, Rog!
8 months ago
Hi Jennifer, just wanted to say a massive thanks for your support, it is so lovely to see Roger’s friends and colleagues contributing...as you can imagine Rog is the one who makes the friends, I go along for the ride and benefit. Thank you again, it’s a big challenge and adventure and all for a fantastic cause. Carmen 🚗💃🏼
7 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$829.00 was received
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6 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Tom Miles gave $50.00.
God luck to you 2 krazy kids
6 months ago
Thanks for your support Tom we’re getting there slowly with bumps and starts much like our trip will be no doubt🤪 Thanks again!
6 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$435.00 was received
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6 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$172.00 was received
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5 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$883.00 was received
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5 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$42.00 was received
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5 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$50.00 was received
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5 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$100.00 was received
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4 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$601.90 was received
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4 months ago
Backseat Drivers
$451.00 was received
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4 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Anonymous gave $100.00.
Go girls. As a woman with metastatic breast cancer I wish I could do this rally too. Maybe next year! Having first had breast cancer in 1999 I am so grateful for all the treatment I can receive. You are raising money for a good cause.
3 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Malcolm Temple gave $50.00.
Great going. Love Julie, Mal, Amy and Megan
3 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Harry Holden gave $200.00.
looks a fun trip
2 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Maureen Young gave $140.00.
Back seat driving's ok, but don't involve Cortana and definitely don't invite Siri - they're not nice girls! Cheers and Good luck.
2 months ago
thank you very much Maureen - you got us over the mark! - thank you, very generous of you. we won't invite Cortana or Siri on board - I've heard they're bits of doers! xo
2 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Anonymous gave $500.00.
2 months ago
Backseat Drivers
Tom Miles gave $25.00.
Best plate, dvd and cap I've ever bought
1 month ago
Thanks very much again Tom for your kind donation, very much appreciated.
2 months ago
Backseat Drivers
martin cromme gave $100.00.
Good luck girls...!!!
1 month ago
Martin, thank you very much for your kind donation, it is very much appreciated. The countdown is on & am getting excited!!
1 month ago
Backseat Drivers
Richard Pegum gave $500.00.
1 month ago
Dear Richard, thank you so very much for your most generous donation, it is very much appreciated. The countdown is on & am getting excited!!!
1 month ago
Backseat Drivers
Jacqui Granger gave $50.00.
Well done!! ♥️♥️
1 month ago
Thank you so much Jacqui for your kind donation, it is very much appreciated. the countdown is on & getting excited!!
1 week ago
Backseat Drivers
$520.00 was received
Offline funds
1 week ago
Backseat Drivers
Angela Wade gave $50.00.
Good Luck Lyndall
1 week ago
Thank you very much Angela for your kind donation, it is very much appreciated. ❤️
6 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Lesley Halliday gave $50.00.
Keep safe- laugh all the way.......take loads of photos!!!
6 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Rosemary Barbara Dawson gave $100.00.
Dear Lyndall and Suzie, Stay safe and have a fun and exciting trip. See you when you get back Barbara
6 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Zoe Taylor gave $200.00.
Love what you’ve down with your car - here’s hoping she looks after you two ladies on the road. Hope you have a blast!
6 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Evelyn Prone gave $100.00.
5 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Donna Favaloro gave $50.00.
Good luck Lyndall - have fun!!
4 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Samantha Myers gave $100.00.
Go Ryndalllll!!! Hope you have an amazing trip ❤️
4 days ago
Backseat Drivers
David Thomas gave $50.00.
So who is Thelma ...and who is Louise ?
4 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Melissa Nichols gave $20.00.
4 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Kerri Readford gave $100.00.
You go girls, have a great time 😘😘😘
3 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Hannah Webb gave $100.00.
Very proud and excited for you both! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Xx
3 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Steve Butler gave $50.00.
Good luck guys! Take care and have lots of fun!!
3 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Mick Swanton gave $100.00.
Good luck girl, great effort and the car looks fantastic! 💜 Mick and Sandy
3 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Maeve McGourty gave $20.00.
Woo go Suzie!!
2 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Frances Rowley gave $50.00.
Go Girls Have a great time.
2 days ago
Backseat Drivers
Pamela Brown gave $100.00.
Go girls.......with you all the way!
1 day ago
Backseat Drivers
Malcolm Webb gave $200.00.
1 day ago
Backseat Drivers
Bruce Henry gave $200.00.
Well done Lyndall and Susan. A great cause but also (Looks like) fun.
1 day ago
Backseat Drivers
Bruce & Camilla MacInnes gave $100.00.
Wishing you fun and safe travels. Loving the pics from "on the road'. You go girls XXX Love Bruce and Camilla MacInnes
1 day ago
Backseat Drivers
John Mclean gave $100.00.
Good cause Lyndal. Susan & John McLean
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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.