Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$4,120
Raised
82%
Our Story …

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.

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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: $787,930
target: $2,000,000
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3 months ago
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$750.00 was received
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3 months ago
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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.

3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $850.00.
Brits at the Beach, Bacon Butty sale, Whangamata, New Zealand. A massive thank you to the organisers for letting us raise money for the Cancer Council in association with Shitbox Rally, and to the Scouts at Whangamata for helping us get set up at the last minute.
2 months ago
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David Gandar gave $30.00.
Good work!
2 months ago
Hi David, we really appreciate your donation to the Cancer Council. We are grateful for your support.
1 month ago
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Bunnings Sausage Sizzle #1 Takanini gave $384.00.
1 month ago
To everyone who showed up and bought a sausage, drink or a cake at Bunnings Takanini on Sunday, THANK YOU! We were deeply touched by how many people just wanted to contribute a few dollars to the cause for much needed cancer research. Thanks too to the Activity Organiser and the Bunnings helpers who got us organised and to Trevor our favourite luthier for the live music - every little helps!
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Glendon Carter gave $100.00.
Looking forward to hearing about the adventure on your return.
1 month ago
Hi Glendon, you have been very encouraging of our attempts to fundraise. Thank you so much for the donation we totally appreciate it. We can’t wait to share the experience. It’s going to be a blast!
1 month ago
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Stu Smith gave $200.00.
Nick and Sash go well - the master of anything mechanical and couple of cope with anything positive attitudes you have the key ingredients for the shitbox rally
1 month ago
Stu, thank you so much for your faith in us and for your generous donation for cancer research. We really appreciate it, and promise that we will not let you down!
1 month ago
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Chris Jensen gave $200.00.
Good Luck Sash & Nick. Thunderbirds are GO! International Rescue is on standby.
1 month ago
Hi Chris, Alan Tracy here. Look, I'm sick and tired of sitting in outerspace, year after year! If they need rescuing in that shitbox, then they can bloody well rescue themselves!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for your donation. N&S.
1 month ago
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Ultimate charters gave $200.00.
Nice work team. Cheers, Andrew
1 month ago
Brilliant Andrew! You and Sabina should think of entering yourselves?????
1 month ago
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Daffodils Movie Fundraiser gave $415.00.
1 month ago
What a great night at a wonderful New Zealand movie about love, the beautiful fragility of human relationships and regrets when leukaemia visits a family. Thank you to all of you who came to support our fundraising for cancer research. We loved showing you the Shitbox Rally video on the big screen which expressed so much better than we could what the rally is all about. Thanks too to the Bridgeway Theatre for making it all happen.
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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.

1 month ago
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Jimmy Carter gave $100.00.
A great cause of course. I am jealous of your adventure and if anyone can nurse a bucket through it will be you Nick, the king of the fix it uppers.
1 month ago
Hi Jim, Thank you so much for the donation and the support. We are really looking forward to the rally and can't wait to share the experience with you. There is sure to be lots of opportunity for fixing stuff!
1 month ago
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Bunnings Sausage Sizzle #2 Takanini gave $391.00.
1 month ago
Thank you to all those people who bought a sausage or gave a donation. We raised almost as much in donations as sausages sold and we appreciate the generosity and the stories of those lost to cancer and those still fighting. Thanks to Jonas and Sandra for helping us - we could not have done it without you!
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
Will be a great trip, cheers Mcgregor
1 month ago
Thank you McGregor, we are looking forward to it! Thank you so much for the donation to cancer research. We can't wait to pimp the lancer as Lady Penelope's Fab 1!
3 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
Go Fab 1! Good luck and sharpen up on the mechanic skills!!👍😜 Cheers GS
3 weeks ago
Thanks Gary, I think that our 2001 Lancer will require a few machanical skills. Has to be one of the worlds most boring cars! We will soon fix that.
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Awesome and for a great cause to boot! Slip slop slap, eh! Look forward to seeing some pics. Cheers Gavin
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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.