Goal $12,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$6,730
Raised
56%
Our Story …

G'Day! We are here to raise money for Cancer Research for the Australian Cancer Council. We are very pleased therefore to announce that we're taking part in the Spring Shitbox Rally 2019 from Melbourne to Townsville in a car called "Spoof"!!

We have had at least six rugby-related friends pass away in the last 12 months due to cancer, all of whom were relatively young (or at least not old). On the other hand we have a cousin who survived cancer two years after her husband had passed away through cancer, who himself had survived it for 22 years, and their daughter subsequently survived cervical cancer diagnosed during pregnancy, thanks to Cancer Research UK. It therefore seems to us that money spent on Cancer Research is money very well spent!

The “Shitbox Rally”, now held twice a year, is the biggest single contributor to cancer research in Australia. For those who don’t live in Australia, we are assured that any progress and/or break-throughs here are shared with the rest of the world (e.g. treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma in Melbourne).

The rules of the Rally are to prepare a vehicle for less than A$1,000 and raise a minimum of A$5,000 for cancer research four months ahead of the Rally itself. Our Rally is through the outback from Melbourne to Townsville (nearly 3,000km) commencing on 19th October 2019 (during the Rugby World Cup!). A spin-off is that that the Rally should also bring some much needed business and support to many drought-stricken parts of New South Wales and Queensland.

We have bought (for a whopping A$1,000!) a 24 year old Toyota Tarago with almost 400,000kms on the clock that started its life as a NSW Ambulance. It now sports the Spoofing Colours (colours of International Rugby Unions as was in 1983), with a few other risky props (yet to be sourced) to stand out from the crowd (as all you Spoofers know how to do so well!)

So in memory of all our friends whose lives have been so painfully cut short, and feeling confident that our efforts will help save lives in the future, we hope that you are able sponsor us (perhaps in two tranches - one now and one nearer the Rally itself).

We will be posting updates of the "Spoof-Mobile" as we progress through its makeover, as well as charity events and fundraising over the coming months.

Thanks!

Nigel Pearson & Stephen Pearson

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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: $1,246,517
target: $2,000,000
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5 months ago
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Nigel Pearson gave $300.00.
Kick-Off!
2 months ago
Thank you
2 months ago
Thanks Nigel
3 months ago
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Some Pre-Op photos of the "Spoof Mobile"!

We have major plans for this beast, so watch these posts for updates...

3 months ago
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Natalie Hayes gave $50.00.
Good luck guys! Can’t wait to see the spoof-mobile & more importantly your outfits!!
2 months ago
Thanks Natalie, really appreciate that!
2 months ago
Thank you so much for your donation Nathalie
3 months ago
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Planning to have a Spoofing Competition at Coogee Legion Club sometime in May

3 months ago
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Save the date - Shitbox Rally Spoof tournament on Friday 15 May at Coogee Legion Club!

3 months ago
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John I'Anson gave $50.00.
Well done boys.
2 months ago
Thank you Johnnie so much for your kind donation
2 months ago
Thank you Johnnie so much for your kind donation
3 months ago
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Gary Goldie gave $50.00.
To our favorite spoofs, good luck!
2 months ago
Thank you so much for your kind donation Gary
3 months ago
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Simon Deane gave $100.00.
Good luck!
2 months ago
Thank you so much for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck in the spoof mobile
2 months ago
Thank you so Karenmuch for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen xx
3 months ago
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Sally Eminson gave $50.00.
What a great challenge and a great cause. Good luck to you both. Sally and David xx
2 months ago
Thank you so much Sally for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
3 months ago
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Shitbox Consultant gave $100.00.
When the hands are out......... Neil Pat & Lola
2 months ago
Thanks mate, really appreciated!
2 months ago
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“Spoof” by the sea

2 months ago
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James Gozney gave $50.00.
Good luck lads!
2 months ago
Thank you so much for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
2 months ago
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Felicia Line gave $20.00.
Good luck stevie !!
2 months ago
Thank you so much for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
2 months ago
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Andrew Coles gave $100.00.
All the best NP AC
2 months ago
Thank you so much Andy for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
2 months ago
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Stephen Tennant gave $200.00.
Go for it Nigel. Steve & Mag
2 months ago
Thank you so much again Steve for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
2 months ago
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Caroline Wilkinson gave $100.00.
What an amazing challenge and experience you are both going to have!! Still think you're slightly bonkers though!!! Good luck. Much love Caroline, Kate & Stu xxxxxxx
2 months ago
Thank you so much again Caroline for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
2 months ago
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Guidera O'Connor gave $1,000.00.
1 month ago
Thanks very Much Guidera O'Conner for your generous sponsorship - we aim to do you proud from here and now until Townsville on October 25th!
2 months ago
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Cuddles Cutler gave $250.00.
Good on you NP and Stephen. Great cause - but particularly impressed that you also intend to reinvigorate so many outback pubs!
2 months ago
Thank you so much again Cuddles for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
1 month ago
Thanks Cuddles for your very generous donation - we'll keep you posted on progress!
2 months ago
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Amanda Pearson gave $100.00.
Good luck and keep the photos coming xxx
2 months ago
Thank you so much Amanda for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
2 months ago
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Phil Kilazoglou gave $100.00.
Go you Big Shitbox supporter Nigel!
2 months ago
Thank you so much again Phil for your kind donation! Will keep everyone posted on Facebook. Cheers Nigel & Stephen
2 months ago
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Official adornments now in place!

2 months ago
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Holden Vintage & Classic gave $100.00.
Good luck from all at Holden Vintage & Classic :)
1 month ago
Thanks Holden Vintage and Classic - watch this space for progress and of course sporting your colours!
2 months ago
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Tim Allen gave $100.00.
Great cause. Looks like it’ll be a great Father & Son adventure.
1 month ago
Thanks very much Tim
1 month ago
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Rob Christie gave $200.00.
1 month ago
Thanks Rob - Looking forward to giving you a ride in it in June!
1 month ago
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Mick Bates gave $50.00.
Good luck guys.
1 month ago
Thanks Mick, very much appreciated!
1 month ago
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Georgina Watson gave $100.00.
Well done you guys- what a fantastic way to demonstrate how much your friends who have passed away meant to you. They would totally appreciate the efforts that you’ve gone to to raise the funds as well as make it a fun filled process. Fantastic!! Go Nige and Stephen xx
1 month ago
Thanks Gina - we'll take the unicycle in case of emergency
1 month ago
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Congratulations Natalie Hayes for winning the Shitbox Spoof Tournament on Friday 17 May which also raised $1,910!

1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $1,000.00.
A great venture. A great cause. Good luck.
1 month ago
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David Lindsay gave $200.00.
Nigel I think you are done by now. Hope it went as well as the Wootten! We missed you. A friend died of cancer 2 weeks ago here. Only 39 and leaves a wife a 4 year old son. So sad. Hope the money helps. Aye David and Eve Lindsay
2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your generous contribution Dave. Sadly I'm having to update our intro as more people pass away
1 month ago
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$1,910.25 was received
Offline funds
1 month ago
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Martin Blythe gave $150.00.
Great effort guys. Enjoy the ride, Martin and Jenny
2 weeks ago
Thanks very much Martin and good luck on your cycle ride!
1 month ago
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Kins Willetts gave $50.00.
Great cause. Great blazers. Stay safe and have fun along the way. Lots of love from London. Kins x
2 weeks ago
Thanks very much Kins!
1 month ago
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James Ferguson gave $50.00.
Sounds class fun and a great cause. Good luck with it! (Paint job is mint.) Ferg
2 weeks ago
Thanks very much James!
1 month ago
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Howard Meitiner gave $100.00.
A good cause being supported by good men. Make sure you use GPS! Cheers and safe travel-Howard
2 weeks ago
Thanks Howard, really appreciated
2 weeks ago
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Save the date - Spoof Golf Tournament Friday September 20th!

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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.