Matt and Shamus are planning to embark on their biggest fundraising mission ever. This October they will be embarking on a huge adventure that combines their love of cars with a week long journey across some of Australia’s roughest roads, from Melbourne all the way up to Townsville! To make this even more challenging they will be entering this event in a vehicle worth under a thousand dollars! Aka a Shitbox! For those of you that know these characters well, this style of car will be a challenge in itself! This challenge is not possible without the support from you, as they have a heady fundraising target to meet before they are able to front the start line!
So what’s it all in aid of? Like many of us cancer has touched our lives in some way, unfortunately most recently Matt's Dad Peter Magraith lost his battle with bowel cancer you can read about his courageous journey here (https://petermagraith.blogspot.com/) and Shamus’s Dad has had a run in with prostate cancer.
So your funds will go towards the great work that the Cancer Council of Australia do. Thanks in advance for your generosity, we look forward to keeping you updated on our planning as we get closer to the big event, start getting to know our shitbox (1988 Peugeot 505 with 330kms on the clock) and prepare ourselves for one hell of a ride.
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.
Thank you all for your generous donations, today we managed to hit our initial $5000K target, so we have lifted it, in an attempt to raise more funds for this important cause.
Yesterday the official stickers arrived for our car, so “Le PUG” will be dressed to impress when we get these on the old and wrinkled panels.
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 $24 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.