Goal $15,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$14,575
Raised
97%
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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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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7 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
4 months ago
Thanks Lozza for the donation, sadly the kids must stay home :) You could bring them up and welcome us into Townsville though??
5 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Anthony & Katie Mortimer gave $100.00.
What a team!!
3 months ago
Thanks to all the Morts, appreciate your generous donation. Matt and Shamus
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Anonymous gave $100.00.
Bring it home for the Dads in our memories
3 months ago
Nice one Kekka, appreciate your generous donation, looking forward to comparing notes. Matt and Shamus
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Andrew Blackett gave $200.00.
for the Lovell.
3 months ago
Thanks Doc and Spela, appreciate your generous donation, should have got a Mustang! Matt and Shamus
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Colin Wilson-Brown gave $100.00.
For Peter
3 months ago
Thanks CWB, appreciate your generous donation, and we look forward to comparing notes as you take on Australia in the Merc! Matt and Shamus
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Veloce Racing Association gave $250.00.
For Peter, from racers near and far.
3 months ago
Thanks Pete, appreciate your generous donation. Matt and Shamus
4 months 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 months ago
Thanks Nikki, appreciate your generous donation all the way from the UK, we will be sure to keep you in the loop as the planning continues. Matt and Shamus
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Derek Prince gave $100.00.
In fond memory of Peter Liz and Derek Prince
3 months ago
Dear Derek and Liz, A very warm thank you and huge appreciation for your generous donation all the way from the UK, we will be sure to keep you in the loop as the planning continues. It has been a tough couple of months, however this adventure has been wonderful to plan in Dads honour. Matt and Shamus
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Jade Harkness gave $100.00.
Good luck you two. Love that the legacy lives on xx
3 months ago
Thanks Jado, appreciate you generous donation and keen interest in this adventure, you should give it a go, next year......well wait till we get back and give you the download xx Matt and Shamus
4 months 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 months ago
Dear Geoff & Jan, Thank you both so much for this generous donation! We have been floored by such generosity. You were both such wonderful supporters of Dad in those final months, I appreciated your kindness and presence during such a tough time. We will be sure to keep you in the loop as the planning continues. Best Regards Matt and Shamus
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Alex and Jacqueline Reid gave $50.00.
Enjoy Matt. And win!
3 months ago
Dear A&J Thanks so much for your support, life is full of adventures, this is sure to be another one. Best Regards Matt
4 months 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 months ago
Dear Lucy and Matt, thank you both for the generous support. We are in for one hell of a ride, we will keep you posted as the preparation continues. Regards Matt and Shamus
4 months 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
3 months ago
Thank you David, yes Dad would have loved to be a part of this one. We know he will be keeping an eye on things from a far. Regards Matt
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Kate & Ian Stone gave $100.00.
For Pete xx
3 months ago
Thanks Team Stone, greatly appreciated xx
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Peter Jakrot gave $100.00.
Do it for our dads!
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Geoffrey HUTTON gave $250.00.
In memory of a great friend, Jane and Geoffrey Hutton
3 months ago
Thanks Jane and Geoff, I know you both shared many good times together, and lots of those in cars. This one will be in his honour and I look forward to continuing the tradition. Thanks for your support - Matt and Shamus.
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Natalie Cooper gave $200.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Nat xx
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Simon Welfare gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Simon, appreciate the support
4 months ago
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Stephanie Wilmot gave $50.00.
Go for it Matt! I hope Ben will be with you all the way!! Love ya Stephanie
3 months ago
Thanks Wilmots, we are in good company thanks for sure. Looking forward to getting out on the open road. Matt and Shamus
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Julie Appleton gave $200.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Appletons, appreciate the support and generous donation xx
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Steve Firth gave $100.00.
Lovin it Geez!! What a great challenge... AVIT!! Firth boys 👍🏼
3 months ago
Thanks Firthy...go on son!
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Chad Singleton gave $100.00.
Go Le PUG !!
3 months ago
Thanks Team Singo, really appreciate all the support. Will have to drop by with Le Pug and load up the 8 seats with all the girls.
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Kristy Meagher gave $50.00.
Go little puggy! Love Kristy and Rory
3 months ago
Thanks KR, Little Puggy doesn't know what is ahead of it just yet. Appreciate the support xx
4 months 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
3 months ago
Thanks Thorpey, appreciate the kind words and support.
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Stefan Jensen gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thanks SJ, appreciate the support and good memories trackside with the old boy.
4 months 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.
3 months ago
Thanks Team Carter, appreciate the generous donations and support. We will be sure to keep you in the loop as the plans progress
4 months ago
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paul deschamps gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Ray White Commercial gave $600.00.
Enjoy the ride!
4 months 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.

4 months 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
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Daphne Storm gave $100.00.
A worthy cause - go you good guys 👏😀
3 months ago
Thanks to all the Storm Girls, we will be giving it our best shot for the old boy xxx
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Simon Dixon gave $100.00.
My only concern is a French car in the Outback
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Michael Corbett gave $200.00.
New experiences to build on old memories. Cheers.
3 months ago
Thanks MC - great words, we will be sure to make this a memorable one. Regards, Matt
4 months 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.
3 months ago
Kind works Roger, and thank you for the generous donation, we are looking forward to doing PLM proud.
4 months 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!
3 months ago
Pistol, we have an eight seater! its not to late, all your rickshaw experience will help us out! thanks for the support
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Ron Rosalky gave $100.00.
For PLM. Good luck lads!
3 months ago
Thanks for the support Ron, we will be sure to honour PLM in the best possible way.
4 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
John Cooper gave $250.00.
Good Luck Boys
3 months ago
Thanks John and Bobbie, looking forward to this one with your boy. and honouring PLM. xx
4 months 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
3 months ago
Suzi, thanks for the support and generous donation, lovely to see you the other day too. xx
4 months 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 months ago
Barb and Warwick, you two know what adventure is all about. We will be sure to keep you in the loop as the plans come together and we get ourselves organised. Appreciate the donation and support.
4 months 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.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Umberto Broglia gave $200.00.
Forza Matt & Shamus. Go, Go, Go !!
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Ian Maloney gave $250.00.
To help celebrate Pete's life. Good luck boys.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Sally Felice gave $50.00.
Good luck boys, such a great cause. Your Dad’s would be so proud. This cause has a special place in my heart too. Well done.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
BlazeCut Pty Ltd gave $500.00.
Hey Shamus and Matt, Great and worthy cause with a solid adventure to tell. Will be a huge achievement to get the Le PUG Shitbox all the way across Australia! Glad to see such great support for this event and look forward to following you along the way. Good luck! Tim
3 months ago
Thanks again Tim
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
The Zoo Republic gave $250.00.
Go well boys.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
PENNY MARTIN gave $250.00.
Go Boys can't wait to see the photos of Shamus in a Shitbox - priceless!!!
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Saskia Lo gave $500.00.
So proud of you guys. Drive safe x
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Paul Evans gave $500.00.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Farage gave $500.00.
Best of Luck buddy!!
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Nicholas Cooper gave $500.00.
Good luck and have fun
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
EXTERN PTY LTD gave $500.00.
Boys I love those station wagons you are going to drive!!
3 months ago
I AM TRUELY GRATEFUL CON. THANKS
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Sudeep Gohil gave $200.00.
Good luck guys! Shamus, want me to take care of the M5 while you are away?
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Robyn Brooks gave $1,200.00.
Have a safe trip.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Baz Fauvel gave $200.00.
Wonderful cause, you have my support
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Anonymous gave $200.00.
all the best Shamus and Mathew.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Nola Ainsworth gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Symon & Elly Simmons gave $100.00.
Best of luck Matt
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Edward Urrutia gave $500.00.
Good Luck Guys Gg and ED
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Katie Delaney gave $200.00.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Kim Knox gave $50.00.
Go get em Mo!!
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Peter & Sheri Bowes gave $75.00.
You guys are going to blitz the rally in ‘Le Pug’ I’m sure Pete will be your guiding light throughout the race. Good luck and look forward to hearing all the stories.
3 months ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Danica Williams gave $50.00.
Go boys. Hope you have a ball!
2 months ago
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Redpath Partners gave $200.00.
2 months ago
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cecil kinghan gave $200.00.
1 month ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
Anonymous gave $500.00.
Pedal to the metal boys!! Great cause, very timely from my perspective. Do us all proud!
3 weeks ago
Dads Doing it for our Dads
tim wellings gave $50.00.
Good luck Matt, drive safe and enjoy the outback - all for a worthy cause.
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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.