Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$13,605
Raised
136%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we are team Desert Diamonds, taking part in Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring - 19 October to 25 October!!

This rally will see us driving our Shitbox (car worth $1000 or less) from Melbourne to Townsville, in 7 days, via iconic Birdsville with 550 other participants. Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 10th year.

We have all been touched by cancer in some way. Susi is 8 yrs cancer free and her husband has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer (meaning lots more research is needed!) Marise’s Mum has had her own battles with various cancers that is still ongoing. We all know someone….

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 to fund research 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.


SUSI & MARISE xxx

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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: $2,225,966
target: $2,000,000
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2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Girls getting away....
2 months ago
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Elise Mittelheuser gave $100.00.
Go Susi and Marise ... so admirable and awesome cause.You’ll have an amazing experience.
2 months ago
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Louise Davies gave $50.00.
You will have so much fun while doing it for such a good cause. Enjoy.
2 months ago
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Cara Cronje gave $25.00.
Have a great time!!!!
2 months ago
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Mariza Gordon gave $50.00.
Enjoy the adventure
2 months ago
Thank you we appreciate you support x
2 months ago
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Letitia van der Walt gave $200.00.
Keep those wheels rolling!
2 months ago
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Peter Williams gave $100.00.
Great cause, good luck! Peter & Catherine Williams
2 months ago
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Linda Gracie gave $100.00.
Good luck Susi and team
2 months ago
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Jodie Mayer gave $50.00.
Go Marise and Susi! I am so proud of your adventurous and giving spirits! Jodie Mayer and Co xxx
2 months ago
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Ian Barrand gave $50.00.
Well done Sue and Marise. Love Ian Barrand
2 months ago
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Sarah Wilson gave $50.00.
Want an amazing lady you are Susie. Good luck to you both, just inspirational. Hope you have a hoot together 😘
2 months ago
Thank you Sarah, that is very generous and kind. Hope all good with you
2 months ago
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Michael Bottger gave $100.00.
Wish you well on this noble adventure from Mike & Yollie from Namibia
2 months ago
Thank you cuz, that is so very generous of you! I'll send you pics... Hope all good with you and Yollie!! xx
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
Well done Susi on supporting this very worthwhile cause!
2 months ago
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Gary Parsons gave $200.00.
Go girls!!
2 months ago
Thank you Gary. Very generous of you!
2 months ago
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Sallu Baksa gave $50.00.
Good luck with the drive Susi!
2 months ago
Thank you Sally - that is so generous! I'm looking forward to it :)
2 months ago
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Rose Goodwin gave $50.00.
Safe travels 🚘 what a great adventure you will have, ladies.
2 months ago
Thank you Rose, that is very kind of you!
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
Good luck Susi and Marsie - such a great cause. Fingers crossed your shitbox makes it to the finish line. Archie L and family (from the Pirates)
2 months ago
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jess smith gave $50.00.
Good luck! and looking forward to hearing all about it on your return! Love, The Smiths (Andrew, Jess, Thomas and Olivia)
2 months ago
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Camelia Tobia gave $25.00.
Sounds like an amazing adventure! Good luck
2 months ago
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Nayo Pty Ltd gave $50.00.
Good luck and thank you for doing this :)
2 months ago
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Gene Santos gave $50.00.
Enjoy the Moment!
2 months ago
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Brett Maina gave $20.00.
It doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that. Go team Desert Diamonds!
2 months ago
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Maria Ilardo gave $20.00.
Keep yours hands out the window at all times ;)
2 months ago
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Jilly Hanna gave $100.00.
Wishing you trouble-free driving, or as best you can achieve in a 'shitbox' - great efforts gals! Best wishes from Jilly, Paddy, Ted and Maxie
2 months ago
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Joanne Galvin gave $100.00.
To my crazy bestie - I’m re-naming you & Susie. You’re now Thelma & Louise!!!
2 months ago
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Niki Carey gave $50.00.
Great cause! Enjoy the adventure!
2 months ago
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Zoe Melis gave $50.00.
Have a great time!
2 months ago
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Riccardo Casali gave $100.00.
Best of luck ladies Rick Lou and family
2 months ago
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Angela Raco gave $20.00.
What an adventure ! all the best !
2 months ago
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Belinda Tricker gave $50.00.
Have a blast Ladies !
2 months ago
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Fiona Mulcahy gave $100.00.
Hope the car has air con!! enjoy. Great cause....
2 months ago
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Geraldine Uys gave $100.00.
Good luck ladies!
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
From: Jakes & Marietta Jordaan What a worthy cause, good luck Marise & Susi. Love you Marise...Mum & Dad
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
From: Nerine Jordaan Good luck Marise, great cause. Lots of love
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
From cousin Kaylee Cousin Skylir & Kyden I dare you to make a donation. Love you Tannie Marise
2 months ago
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Gareth Debney gave $20.00.
Great fun & a great cause - I'm jealous! Best of luck Marise - I hope you make it :)
2 months ago
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Triona O' Donoghue gave $100.00.
Best of luck to you both. Go the Diamonds! Greg and Triona
2 months ago
Thank you Triona and Greg. Very generous. Hope to catch up soon
2 months ago
Thank you so very much for your support :-)
2 months ago
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MARDI JOHNSON gave $150.00.
Good luck, amazing what you are doing!!!
2 months ago
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Jason Smith gave $100.00.
Let's hope you have some good stories to retell from this weekends GF on your trip. Stay safe
2 months ago
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Annabelle Taggart gave $150.00.
Excited for you both - amazing adventure!
1 month ago
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Kathy Simpson gave $50.00.
Good luck and good on you both, great cause !
1 month ago
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Lindsay Beukes gave $100.00.
What a great adventure for such a great cause. You are an inspiration.
1 month ago
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Letitia van der Walt gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Baie dankie Ma van der Walt!!!
1 month ago
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Andrew Savage gave $4,890.00.
1 month ago
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Sandra Leslie gave $200.00.
Hi Marise, you know there are easier ways to get a break from the kids! Enjoy.... Sandra
1 month ago
Sandra, you are amazing! Thank you so very much for you generous donation and support x
1 month ago
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Long Huynh gave $20.00.
Hi Marise - Good luck. Stay safe.
1 month ago
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Our Shitbox edition Holden Commodore...before and work of art in progress complements the kids!

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Big thank you to Heath from Hermitage Signs & Engraving for getting our sponsor stickers to quickly and cost effectively to us!

1 month ago
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Sue Hayford gave $100.00.
Great cause - all the best!
1 month ago
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Lynn Cooper gave $50.00.
You are an inspiration ... go girls 👍🏽👌💪🏼
1 month ago
Thank you so much Lynnie for your generous donation. x
1 month ago
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Geoff Dickson gave $200.00.
Go Suzie!!! Excellent cause and great way to support it . Thinking of you and Terry ... Geoff & Justine
1 month ago
Thank you very much Geoff for your generous donation. Hope you are all well. Take care.
1 month ago
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Marita Perry gave $100.00.
Amazing adventure for a great cause. Enjoy the tip! Casamento family x
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Good luck and good on you all for having a go.
1 month ago
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Waratah Private Hospital gave $40.00.
1 month ago
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Everlight Radiology gave $200.00.
1 month ago
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Amy Young gave $20.00.
have a fantastic time!
4 weeks ago
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Blinging up Desiree our desert diamond. Creative kids!!

3 weeks ago
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Mary Hohns gave $200.00.
All the very best in this adventure for a very worthy cause. I am looking forward to hearing the stories. Loving the bling!!! Mary
3 weeks ago
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Nira Borok gave $50.00.
Enjoy the incredible journey
2 weeks ago
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Heather Beyleveldt gave $100.00.
Have fun ladies! We know you are going to be an amazing team.
2 weeks ago
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Josie Marshall gave $100.00.
Good luck ladies!! Be safe and have fun x
2 weeks ago
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Herbert Bottger gave $200.00.
Good luck ladies, holding thumbs all goes well. With love Helen & Peter
1 week ago
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Paint the Town Murals gave $40.00.
6 days ago
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Kristina Prelog gave $400.00.
6 days ago
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Jeff Mitchell gave $100.00.
Hi Susi and Marise, looking forward to seeing some photos of the redecorated Chips! She was a great Shitbox for us and hope she gets you to Townsville in great shape. Good Luck and have fun!!
6 days ago
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Gareth Munro gave $100.00.
6 days ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
Drive like the wind and go well - Greg
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Sarah Malcolm gave $50.00.
Amazing Marise and a fantastic cause.
5 days ago
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Margaret Gath gave $10.00.
Best of luck Marise :)
5 days ago
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Anonymous gave $30.00.
5 days ago
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Rebecca Aukim gave $100.00.
Wishing you both a swift and safe rally :)
5 days ago
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Thank you to James from https://paintthetownmurals.com.au/ our Shitbox has been transformed into a piece off beautiful art!

The count down has started....

5 days ago
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Emma O’Connor gave $100.00.
Good luck and safe travels!
5 days ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Hi Marise, you and Susi have such a beautiful soul. Enjoy the adventure and wishing both of you all the best! Heidi, Ronald and Bella xxx
4 days ago
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Ruth Meli gave $100.00.
Good luck Ruth and Joe Meli
4 days ago
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Denise Warner gave $200.00.
Have a great time nd always have your set belt on. Xxx
3 days ago
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Verity Hodgkinson gave $200.00.
Hope you have a great time Susi and your shitbox lasts the distance.
3 days ago
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Tamara Chew gave $100.00.
Hi Susi and Marise, you are doing a wonderful thing! I'm sure you'll have an amazing time and look forward to seeing lots of photos! (Pat will be really jealous!!!)
3 days ago
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Schofield King Lawyers gave $1,000.00.
Awesome work!!
1 day ago
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Ella Lindeman gave $200.00.
Drive safe, have fun
Team Sponsors
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.