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
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.
Our Shitbox edition Holden Commodore...before and work of art in progress complements the kids!
Big thank you to Heath from Hermitage Signs & Engraving for getting our sponsor stickers to quickly and cost effectively to us!
Blinging up Desiree our desert diamond. Creative kids!!
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....
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:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.