We are really pleased to announce that we are taking part in Shitbox Rally this Spring. It’s a special one, being the 10th year anniversary rally.
We are just one of many teams driving cars worth no more than $1000 from Melbourne to Townsville, via Birdsville. The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace and the goal being just to ‘get there’. Vehicles often break down but with a bit of duct tape, some cable ties and fingers crossed most get to the finish. The cars cannot be 4WD or AWD vehicles. Just classic bangers. With air conditioning if you’re lucky.
Shitbox Rally is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia. As a team, we are asked to raise a minimum of $5,000 to make a difference. We are planning to raise much more, however as this is a cause close to our hearts. We have many friends and family members who have been affected by cancer, with some sadly losing their fight. We are committed to reducing cancer in Australia through vital research.
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.
Follow our journey over the next eight to nine months through this page and at our Team Facebook page. We’ll be sourcing a Banger (Shitbox), fundraising, decorating our Banger with Bangers and conceiving costumes for our journey across Australia (or is that up?) plus more.
Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.
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.
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 $15 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.