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. 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.
Ok we are well underway in our preparations for the Shitbox Rally
Photo shoot; Check
Organise fund-raising dinner date TBA: Check
Send out silly photos for a laugh: Check
Wait for all our friends to chip in a donation: Common guys!!!
Wow where has the year gone? Only one week to go till we head out into the desert in our hopefully trusty le-shitbox. Now suitable attired in french colours.
Ok so the day is finally here!
its 6:30am and we’re headed to the start line with a full tank of fuel.
Thanks again everyone for your support. One of the teams has created a tracking app that I finally figured out how to use so you can see our progress.
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We made it to the finish in Townsville! What a week it was. Amazing outback driving. Lots of dust and crazy looking shitbox cars. Our little Peugeot didn’t let us down with only one blow out to our rear tyre on a cattle grid. This event Has raised a huge amount of $2.3mil after the auction of all the cars yesterday adding a further $34,000.
A big thank you to all of our supporters.
Ben and Christophe
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.