Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$7,250
Raised
73%
Our Story …

Matt and Shamus are planning to embark on their biggest fundraising mission ever. Next September 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, select a shitbox and prepare ourselves for one hell of a ride.

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, 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: $266,012
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3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Lauren Magraith gave $200.00.
Can you take the kids with you??!! Just kidding...have a great time boys and good luck with the fundraising xx
1 week ago
Thanks Lozza for the donation, sadly the kids must stay home :) You could bring them up and welcome us into Townsville though??
1 month ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Anthony & Katie Mortimer gave $100.00.
What a team!!
1 month ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Anonymous gave $100.00.
Bring it home for the Dads in our memories
4 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Andrew Blackett gave $200.00.
for the Lovell.
4 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Colin Wilson-Brown gave $100.00.
For Peter
4 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Veloce Racing Association gave $250.00.
For Peter, from racers near and far.
4 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Nikki Slater gave $50.00.
Remembering Pete Magraith, good luck Matt with the shitbox! nikki and Andie Slater, London UK
3 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Derek Prince gave $100.00.
In fond memory of Peter Liz and Derek Prince
3 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Jade Harkness gave $100.00.
Good luck you two. Love that the legacy lives on xx
3 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Geoff H gave $1,000.00.
Your Dad would be very proud of you Matt. Good luck in the rally. I am sure Pete will be looking down on you. Geoff & Jan
3 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Alex and Jacqueline Reid gave $50.00.
Enjoy Matt. And win!
3 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Lucy Rowe gave $200.00.
Good Luck for an amazing cause! Love from Matt and Lucy Rowe.
3 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
David Ross gave $100.00.
In honour of your dad, Matt. It's great that you are continuing the adventurous exploits - good luck with the drive. Ana and David
2 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Kate & Ian Stone gave $100.00.
For Pete xx
2 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Peter Jakrot gave $100.00.
Do it for our dads!
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Geoffrey HUTTON gave $250.00.
In memory of a great friend, Jane and Geoffrey Hutton
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Natalie Cooper gave $200.00.
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Simon Welfare gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Stephanie Wilmot gave $50.00.
Go for it Matt! I hope Ben will be with you all the way!! Love ya Stephanie
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Julie Appleton gave $200.00.
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Steve Firth gave $100.00.
Lovin it Geez!! What a great challenge... AVIT!! Firth boys 👍🏼
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Chad Singleton gave $100.00.
Go Le PUG !!
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Kristy Meagher gave $50.00.
Go little puggy! Love Kristy and Rory
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Les Thorpe gave $250.00.
In memory of an awesome man and for a great cause that is close to us all. Give 'em heaps fellas Les
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Stefan Jensen gave $100.00.
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Michael Carter gave $200.00.
Good luck Matt and Shamus. Pete would be so proud. Have an awesome time. Love Michael, Di, Ros and Jeff.
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
paul deschamps gave $100.00.
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Ray White Commercial gave $600.00.
Enjoy the ride!
1 week ago
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Dads Doing it for our Dads

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.

1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Emma Duval gave $200.00.
Hi Shamus and Matt, Now that FB post Makes some sense! I was going old French bomb!?! Looks like a real challenge but you seem to have picked a good colour and still pretty nice paintwork on that shitbox so that should help. Hope it has aircon?! Have fun and Good luck! 😘 Emma
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Daphne Storm gave $100.00.
A worthy cause - go you good guys 👏😀
1 week ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Simon Dixon gave $100.00.
My only concern is a French car in the Outback
6 days ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Michael Corbett gave $200.00.
New experiences to build on old memories. Cheers.
6 days ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Roger Byrne gave $100.00.
Good luck Matt and what a great cause to remember a truly great man - PLM.
6 days ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Peter Addyman gave $50.00.
Hey Mo and Shamus, Good luck fellas, what a great adventure. Hope your steed strikes less than its countrymen!
5 days ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Ron Rosalky gave $100.00.
For PLM. Good luck lads!
5 days ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
John Cooper gave $250.00.
Good Luck Boys
4 days ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Suzi Young gave $100.00.
Matt, Our thoughts are with you. Good luck with the rally. Love Chris, Suzi, Belinda, Sam and Kate xxx
4 days ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
warwick lowe gave $100.00.
Matt, Happy to contribute - let us have the dirty details as the event gets closer. Warwick & Barb
3 days ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Safety Steer Pty Ltd gave $500.00.
Hey Matt and Shame-us (please dont). We are expecting you to make it to Townsville!!! "May the force be with you" We are with you all the way Matt. Just wish Pete was in for the ride - he would LOVE it. Love Al, Linda and Zak xxxooo PS: Al is wondering where his invite went - Shame on Australia Post hey.
22 hours ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Umberto Broglia gave $200.00.
Forza Matt & Shamus. Go, Go, Go !!
6 minutes ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Ian Maloney gave $250.00.
To help celebrate Pete's life. Good luck boys.
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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 $15 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.