Goal $7,500
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$8,100
Raised
108%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring!!

Ian & David both have their own cancer story & in 2017 both of us beat the disease with thanks to modern medicine & treatments!! We're taking on this event & trying to raise money to further research into beating cancer for others affected by this horrible disease.


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. All donations are tax deductible. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and our Facebook page

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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: $2,225,966
target: $2,000,000
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10 months ago
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Welcome & thanks for stopping by our donations page, your support is very much appreciated!

10 months ago
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Sue Rogers gave $50.00.
Woo hoo! Great cause! Great team! Great fun!
10 months ago
Thanks, Sue. Much appreciated and going to a cause very close to our hearts (and other parts) !
10 months ago
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Adrian Schulz gave $50.00.
Awesome job Guys! Best of luck!!
10 months ago
Many thanks Adrian. It's a great cause and we hope to exceed our target and have a blast along the way.
4 months ago
Thanks Adrian, appreciate your support!
10 months ago
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Not excited (much) but bought a pop up tent and self inflating mattress yesterday ready for next October...

Eight months ago I was in a hospital bed after serious cancer surgery. Now I'm ready to sleep on the ground, thanks to the skill of clever surgeons, radiologists, oncologists and the Cancer Council for funding research.

Cheers

Ian

10 months ago
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Richard and Ruth Cristofaro gave $50.00.
Pleased to hear that you’re both doing so well. Happy to donate to this great cause. Hope you have a great trip.
10 months ago
Hi Richard and Ruth. Thanks so much for the donation. We are pretty excited to be accepted into this event and will give it all we've got to finish and raise as much as we can. Cheers Ian (& David)
9 months ago
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Glen Bates gave $500.00.
9 months ago
Wow! Thank you so much. What a generous donation. You know it is going to a fantastic cause and we will do everything we can to promote the fundraising further as we participate in the Rally.
7 months ago
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Sage Old Books gave $70.00.
Proceeds of sales of 'Champion of the Quarterdeck: Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814)'. Nearly didn't get here, but here we are. Let's make this rally a winner against cancer.
7 months ago
Thanks Sage Old Books and hoping the book sells many more copies so we can reach our target.
5 months ago
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Robert Gadsby gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Robert. We appreciate your very generous donation and we'll give this rally all we've got. Cheers Ian (for Dave & Ian)
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $1,700.00.
2 months ago
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julie kuchel gave $100.00.
drive safely and enjoy being together. love julie and daryl xx
2 months ago
Thank you Julie. You are very generous. Love David and Ian
2 months ago
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Pomona True Value Hardware gave $250.00.
Good luck Have fun
2 months ago
Many thanks Craig (Pomona True Value Hardware) for your generous donation. David and I appreciate your support. Kind regards Ian
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $650.00.
1 month ago
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Ash Quested gave $100.00.
May your wheels keep turning! Love Ash and Lyn
1 month ago
Thank you so much, Lyn and Ash.Townsville here we come! The car is almost ready to register and our 'costumes' have been purchased. Getting excited now!
1 month ago
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Rodrigo Irarrazaval gave $100.00.
Hey mate, what a fun way to help. Hope the best of the mechanic luck and those leather seats will be very confy!
1 month ago
Hi Rodrigo, Thanks very much for helping us giving back to this amazing organisation. Really appreciate it. 👌
1 month ago
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Loan Wize Pty Ltd gave $300.00.
Go and do your bit for Cancer Council and cancer research. See you on the trail ! Tammy & Jon Loan Wize
1 month ago
Thanks so for your donation Tammy and Jon. Much appreciated.
1 month ago
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Martin Bates gave $100.00.
Good luck fellas, great cause! Not sure about a Honda legend being classified as a shitbox! 😉
1 month ago
Thanks Martin, awesome mate. Hopefully we might see you at the beginning of the event. 👍
1 month ago
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Wendy Mathieson gave $100.00.
Onya Dave & Ian! 😍😍
1 month ago
Thanks very much Wendy, very much appreciated!
1 month ago
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Lindsay Ellis gave $50.00.
Have fun out there. It’s a great cause.
1 month ago
Lindsay, thanks very much. Looks like we'll cover some of country you did just recently, should be awesome.
1 month ago
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Chris and Ian Roberts gave $50.00.
Go for it guys! So glad you are both still with us!
1 month ago
Thanks very much guys, great to have you on board. 👍
1 month ago
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Well, the big $900 Honda Legend that will be our 'lifeboat' in the sea of the Australian outback is coming along nicely.

Dressing the car has begun....we're going with an outback theme, so a few tasteful corrugated iron body mouldings & accessories should do the trick!

We should have registration this next week & start driving around to see what drops off before the big event. Donations are rolling in now & we have a BBQ event happening as well to top up the target funds, looking good for the event!

1 month ago
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Fran Newman gave $200.00.
Proud of you Ian & David Bates
1 month ago
Wow. Thank you so much Fran. We reached our 17th Sept deadline of $4500 today with your donation. We're on our way.
1 month ago
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Donations coming in from local businesses for raffle prizes.

Repco Noosaville - 49 piece screwdriver & Socket set   RRP $46-00

Supercheap Auto Noosaville - 7 Piece Car detailing kit - RRP $47-00

Acres Nursery Noosaville - $50 Gift voucher.

Cooroy RSL  - $50 Gift voucher

Wright Cut Meats Cooroy  - $30 Gift voucher

More promised. The raffle/s will be conducted by Palm Lake Cooroy-Noosa Social Club.

Palm Lake Management have also agreed to sponsor our car so look out for that when the paperwork goes through and the logos arrive.

3 weeks ago
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Graham and Sue Bates gave $100.00.
Good luck and take care
3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support. We'll give it a real good shot and hope to have some fun along the way.
3 weeks ago
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Brian George gave $100.00.
Always Happy to Support Ian & the Team, as well as the Cancer Council. Brian at Countryside Realty Noosa.
3 weeks ago
Many thanks Brian. I know what cancer research means to you and we are doing all we can to raise more funds. Kind regards Ian, Lorraine and David
3 weeks ago
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mike hyde gave $50.00.
Enjoy the trip lads
3 weeks ago
Thank you very much mate 👍 Really appreciate your support!
3 weeks ago
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Banjo the Outback Legend with the boot all loaded up and ready to go on Ceva transport to Melbourne.

3 weeks ago
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Dave and Judy Feron gave $200.00.
Have a great time mate
3 weeks ago
Dave & Judy, thanks very much for the donation! Hoping we have the first Legend in Birdsville real soon!!
3 weeks ago
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Michael Marcum gave $30.00.
Form a crazy Dude from Reno, Nevada USA!
3 weeks ago
Thanks Mike, you just tipped us over the $5k mark. Awesome!
3 weeks ago
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Ben Watkins gave $50.00.
3 weeks ago
Cheers Ben, looking forward to the event & might get to see some of the country you covered recently. Appreciate the support.
3 weeks ago
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Whoo Hoo!

We just cracked the $5000 mark in donations!!!

Thank you to all who have chipped in for this great cause.

3 weeks ago
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Chris Michel gave $50.00.
Have a good run, laugh heaps!
3 weeks ago
Thanks Chris, there should be plenty of laughs for sure!
2 weeks ago
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The Outback Legend is on its way to Melbourne.

Only 16 more sleeps and we are on our way!

We have collected $718 dollars worth of prizes from local businesses for a giant raffle we will be drawing on 11 October. Tickets are only $10 each.

1 week ago
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Stow Australia gave $750.00.
Great cause, good work guys best of luck, Paul and Marty and the rest of the team at Stow
1 week ago
Wow!! Thank you so much Paul & Marty. You could buy the car for that amount! Possession is 9/10. So long as we can borrow the Honda for a week or so starting next Friday?
1 week ago
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Rob Campbell gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Thank you Rob and Laurel (and Bluey). We appreciate your support, especially at the moment. Take care.
1 week ago
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Palm Lake Social Committee For Fun gave $100.00.
Congratulations on your entry in the Rally and hope you have a great time.
1 week ago
A huge thanks to the Social Club for this great donation. You helped us tick over the $6000 mark and with the raffle proceeds and Palm Lake Sales sponsorship we may still reach our goal of $7500.
1 week ago
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We drew our major raffle tonight and raised $650-00 from our small resort community. What a fantastic response.

The prizes donated by local businesses and worth a total of $750 were very well received by our winners. A very successful fundraiser.

Banjo the Outback Legend is safely in Melbourne so all we need to do now is pack a few things, fly to Melbourne and get this rally on the go.

Hoping all our Buddy Group 23 get to the start safely and we can begin to get to know each other.

1 week ago
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Adrian Schulz gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Top stuff, thank you very much mate!
1 week ago
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Ian Bates gave $660.00.
Proceeds of Raffle drawn 11 October.
1 week ago
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Paul Michaels gave $50.00.
Ian and David, No matter where or when you finish, i hope there will be a shower available.... for everyone's sake. Enjoy the ride. It's a cause close to all of our hearts.
1 week ago
Thank you Paul. We are certainly going to give it our best shot and the goal will be to get to Townsville and a long hot shower! Indeed, it's a cause close to all our hearts "In memory of Anne" will be written on our car, along with many other names we remember fondly.
1 week ago
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Steve Moon gave $100.00.
My wife died from breast cancer 13yrs ago. I wish that cancer research had progressed to the stage that her life could have been saved. She never got to see her 4 grandchildren. I hope this small donation could help save a life.
1 week ago
Thank you Steve. Cancer is an insidious disease which has claimed so many we love. Let's hope the $2 million plus this rally has raised can make a significant difference from now on. We are going to write 'In memory of ..." and a list of names on the car and would be honoured to place your wife's name there as well with your permission.
1 week ago
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Palm Lake Resort gave $390.00.
1 week ago
Thank you Jen. We welcome Palm Lake Cooroy-Noosa sponsorship and will carry your logo with pride throughout the rally.
1 week ago
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We've almost reached our target of $7500 with sponsorship from Palm Lake Resort just in.

But let's not stop there.

The overall rally total is currently 103% of the estimated $2 million so let's see if we can exceed our estimate as well.

5 days ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Cash donations
4 days ago
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Matt Whyburn gave $50.00.
From Matty Whyburn at Sandvik Capricorn
4 days ago
Cheers Matt. This hush money won't stop the disturbing photos from the Op Shop Gender Swap being sent!
4 days ago
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Sue Rogers gave $150.00.
4 days ago
Thank you once again Sue. You really want to see photos of us in Gender Swap clothes don't you? It shall be done, and Newie would love it.
4 days ago
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Lindsay Ellis gave $50.00.
4 days ago
Hush money won't prevent us doing the Gender Swap dress up. Thanks for helping us reach our target.
4 days ago
Hush money won't prevent us doing the Gender Swap dress up. Thanks for helping us reach our target.
4 days ago
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Goal achieved!!!

Thank you ALL so much for getting us over the line!!!

Brought a lump to my throat this morning seeing that $7550 figure in the donation list.

YOU GUYS ROCK 👍

3 days ago
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Anonymous gave $450.00.
Let's round that number up! Good on you guys. Drive safe!
3 days ago
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Vicki Packer gave $100.00.
Great effort - have a fantastic time and drive safely!
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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.