Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$5,200
Raised
104%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring!! 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. The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated.

Lets introduce you to our team:

Brett Hobson, 32 years old, works as a Yard Manager of a formwork supply company in Minto, Sydney. Originally from Grahamstown, South Africa, moved to Australia in June 2016 and is currently living in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

"I first heard about the shitbox rallies last year and have wanted to enter ever since. I think it will be a great way for me to explore parts of Australia that I would probably never see otherwise and to meet some new people along the way. With all the proceeds raised going to the cancer council, this has a special meaning to me as my father is currently living with Leukemia and I lost both my grandfathers to cancer."

Nico Holtzhausen, 33 years old, works as an Operations Manager for a formwork supply company in Parramatta, Sydney. Originally from Kenton-On-Sea, South Africa, moved to Australia in October 2013 and currently living in Wilton, NSW.

"My father passed away recently and I see this as a journey of renewal and letting go and moving forward. Many of my family members and friends are living with, or have died from cancer. Any difference that the money raised can make in someone’s life is priceless. The fact that I get to do this trip with a childhood friend in remote Australia is an unbelievable bonus!"

For our ride had some trouble. We initially bought a 1992 Holden Rodeo (veteran of two previous shitbox rallies) with the intention for using it. However when we tried to get it registered, the cheapest quote we received for work that had to be done was $2,300, and then we still would have to transport it to Melbourne. So we had to return to the drawing board.

We then came across an add for a great little, 1 owner, Mazda Metro in Melbourne with 141 xxx kms on the clock. We contacted the owner, Geoff Lowe, and soon we had struck a deal. Geoff has been a great help. He even offered to get the car to a mechanic to get it checked and cleared. We really appreciate his generosity and assistance, without which, we would have been in a bit of a pickle.

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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.

raised: $2,362,128
target: $2,000,000
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck!
5 months ago
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Trisha Simpson gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Baie dankie vir die ondersteuning mev Holtzhausen
4 months ago
Thanks Trish!
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Jeff Jolly gave $100.00.
Give it horns guys !
5 months ago
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Carey Hobson gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Thank you for your generous donation, we really appreciate the value of those Rands!
5 months ago
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Derek Jury gave $100.00.
Go safe and go well. Will be watching you progress Best wishes from OK circa 1968 Derek Jury
5 months ago
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Bruce Carlstein gave $100.00.
All the best!!
5 months ago
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Gary Vandoros gave $200.00.
Good Luck Gents - that "Ferrari" looks like it's on it's last legs!
4 months ago
Thanks for your support Gary, its much appreciated!
4 months ago
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Nicole Hindson gave $100.00.
Have the best time for such a worthy cause :)
4 months ago
Thanks so much Nix you legend! Really appreciate it...
4 months ago
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Chris Kaznowski gave $50.00.
Awesome work lads!
4 months ago
Cheers Chris, will have to catch up with you for a beer at the start line in October
4 months ago
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Jan Pienaar gave $200.00.
Keep up the good times boys! You’re an inspiration to the lifeless...
4 months ago
Thanks so much Jan, really appreciate the support! You should come join us at the finish line in October!
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ABC DEBT SERVICES gave $50.00.
Good Luck!
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Candice Hobson gave $20.00.
Good luck guys :)
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Ulrich Furtlehner gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Thank you for your support Ulrich! Goes a long way to help us reach our goal!
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patricia Forsbach gave $25.00.
All the best, take care on the road. Love patricia
4 months ago
Thanks for your support Patricia!
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errol hughes gave $100.00.
Good luck, hope your livers and the Ferrari survive the trip
4 months ago
Thanks so much for your Errol!
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Mina Bartolome gave $100.00.
go go go guys!
4 months ago
Thank you Mina, appreciate it!
4 months ago
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Alex Blasi gave $50.00.
Great cause always happy to support. Enjoy the ride!
4 months ago
Thanks Alex for your support.
4 months ago
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Jean Smith gave $100.00.
Good luck chaps! Sounds like an epic adventure and for such a good cause too :) Looking forward to lots of updates on Insta. Cheers, Jean x
4 months ago
Thanks Jean! Really appreciate your support.
4 months ago
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linda chan gave $50.00.
Good luck Nico!
4 months ago
Thank you Linda
4 months ago
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Charmaine Ball gave $250.00.
Good luck Brett & Nico
4 months ago
Thanks so much Charmaine
4 months ago
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Wayne Eastough gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Thanks for your support!
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Marilyn Brooks gave $10.00.
GOOD LUCK & STAY SAFE
4 months ago
Thank you
4 months ago
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Ian Horn gave $200.00.
4 months ago
Thank you Ian, we really appreciate your generous donation!
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Trisha Simpson gave $50.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Trish! Hopefully you loose a few more bets ;-)
4 months ago
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Jenni Watt gave $25.00.
Good luck!
4 months ago
Thanks for your support Jenny
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Bettina and James Simpson gave $70.00.
Go Nico and Brett!
4 months ago
Thanks so much for your support Bettina and James, those Rands are appreciated even more!
4 months ago
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Nicole Simpson gave $100.00.
Good luck Boet!
4 months ago
Thank you so much Nicole! Really appreciate all those Rands!
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck and enjoy Australian Safari!
4 months ago
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Daniel Da Silva gave $62.74.
Good luck to your little donkey and thank you for the bbq in advance.
4 months ago
Thank you for your support Daniel!
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Love you Nic.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Great cause guys! Best of luck!
3 months ago
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Dylan Barber gave $50.00.
Good luck boys! Stoked to see the Rodeo do another Rally. Enjoy!
3 months ago
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Mojak plastics gave $500.00.
Rick Ball Mojak plastics
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $1,000.00.
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1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Best of Luck in the Mazda Metro!
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $467.00.
On behalf of the Lowe Family.
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Peter Sykes gave $50.00.
4 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Looks like a great adventure, and look after the Mazda :) Looking forward to saying hello when you when you get to the 'Ville., cheers Ryl
4 weeks ago
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Kevin Smith gave $100.00.
My wife and I loved our travels around South Africa back in 1982! Enjoy our beautiful Outback boys.
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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 $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.