We are so pleased to announce that we finally get to participate in Shitbox Rally 2019 (Spring) to raise funds for cancer research! As many of you know, we are passionate about living an extraordinary life, filled with happiness and generosity of spirit and sharing all sorts of wonderful, special experiences with family and friends.
Each year we try to do something that will extend our own personal growth and contribution. This year its fundraising via Shitbox Rally Spring 2019, something we've never done before.
Having lost my mother to Glioblastoma Multiforme, the most hideous type of brain cancer, I can personally vouch for how important and amazingly supportive cancer charities are when you most need them.
Funds raised by Shitbox Rally have supported vital research into this type (and many others) of cancer. This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Melbourne to Townsville, via Birdsville. Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 10th year. 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 and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.
If you are wondering why we would encourage our NZ friends to give to a Charity in Australia, its because we recognise that cancer is a global problem that does not respect international borders and published research benefits all readers, regardless of the country they are in. 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.
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.
Well what a fantastic day we had on Satruday! We went to an annual event in Whangamata, NZ called Brits at the Beach and we drove our old 1967 Wolesley and enjoyed a feast of all things British including around 200 british cars. I don't believe any of them qualified as shitboxes as they were all worth in excess of $1000. We had a ball and as the major food vendor had pulled out on the eve of the event, the organisers let us provide the bacon butties and raise money for the Cancer Council in association with the Shitbox Rally! Amazing. We raised over $800 in 4 hours towards our fundraisng target.
A big reason for us doing the Shitbox Rally was personal development as neither of us has ever done fundraising before. We have just met the first milestone to reach 2500 before July and we can both honestly say, that we have a new respect for those to try to raise money for cancer research. We have become even more conscious of being prepared to give to others when asked and extending our charity giving as much as we can.
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.