Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$5,030
Raised
101%
Our Story …

Meet Wayne and Charlie, a Father & Son duo from Sydney making up 'The Birdsville Marriott' in the Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring!! In late October we'll be driving our shitbox from Melbourne to Townsville, via Birdsville to raise $5,000 for Cancer Council Australia.

The Shitbox Rally is the largest community led 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. 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!

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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: $2,226,116
target: $2,000,000
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6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Atlassian Pty Ltd gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Atlassian. A great company that supports its staff and good causes. How good is that ScoMo!
4 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Peter Scobie gave $30.00.
Go Charlie!
4 months ago
Thanks a bunch Pete! Much appreciated mate
4 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Christine Burwinkle gave $100.00.
Good luck to the Mighty Marriots!
4 months ago
Thanks CB! Looking forward to seeing what you put on our car 😂
4 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Ayla Wilton gave $50.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Ayla! x
4 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Roi Fine gave $50.00.
Such an awesome cause! Good like guys!
4 months ago
Thank you Roi, really appreciate it mate!
4 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
India Wade gave $60.00.
Go Charlie!!
4 months ago
Thanks India, I hope you're planning a poem for the car haha x
4 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Anna Lawler gave $200.00.
4 months ago
You're amazing Anna, all the way from SF! thank you x
4 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Sophie Marriott gave $100.00.
Proud of you Dad and Brother
4 months ago
Thank you Sophie, the most special sister / daughter! This means you'll need to decorate part of the car - you'd better get thinking! 💭
4 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Dustin Henry gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Dustin! Hope you can get one of these off the ground in the US one day ;)
4 months ago
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alastair simpson gave $150.00.
Enjoy! Go well and bring the mongol spirit!
4 months ago
Thanks Alastair, you shitbox rally veteran! Going to miss our mighty Renault Clio on this one - time to find a new (old) car ;)
4 months ago
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Max Glanville gave $50.00.
Good luck lads! Great cause! Wayne, make sure Charlie packs a few spare tyres. He was going through them like no tomorrow on the rally 😉
3 months ago
Thanks Max, Charlie is in England at the moment, so looking forward to him getting back next week. Love the work you are doing in local manufacturing. Absolutely incredible.
3 months ago
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Marriott Lane Real Estate gave $200.00.
Looking forward to seeing Wayne & Charlie make it to Townsville for this great cause
3 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Colin Isaac gave $200.00.
All for a good cause Wayne and Charlie. We want to see pics of the shit box, the team costumes and some of your adventure. Safe travels. 🍻
3 months ago
Thanks Colin. Your generosity is very much appreciated by both of us. Definitely photos of the car and progress. Still a while off and we've got lots to do still.
3 months ago
Thanks for the donation Colin - you'll see plenty of photos!!
3 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Grant Cameron gave $350.00.
Good luck with the adventure!
3 months ago
Thanks Grant & Zoe. Very generous. I think you are still away, but I'm not sure. Hope it's going brilliantly. Must be warm there.
3 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
James Harding gave $100.00.
Best wishes Wayne and Charlie, remember to check the oil!
3 months ago
Thanks Jim for your generosity. It's a shame we need oil and probably lots of it. It will be good when they have their first shitbox solar car rally. Wayne
3 months ago
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Atlassian Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
3 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Atlassian Pty Ltd gave $150.00.
3 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Atlassian Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
3 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Atlassian Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
3 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Atlassian Pty Ltd gave $30.00.
2 months ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Lachlan Millist gave $50.00.
Good luck legends! Looking forward to seeing all the photos
1 month ago
You're a legend Lachie!! Thanks for the donation mate
1 month ago
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Steph Snedden gave $100.00.
Go get em' Tiger Love Steph and Ryan x
1 month ago
Steph, Ryan, Theo - thanks for your support. You'll have to draw something on our car before we set off!
1 month ago
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Charter Mercantile gave $500.00.
Great cause Charlie - wish you & Dad a safe and enjoyable trip.
1 month ago
Thanks again for the donation Steve. Charlie and I are looking forward to bonding under the bonnet of our car, hopefully not too often.
1 month ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Andre Serna gave $100.00.
Don't forget vodka for bribes
1 month ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Poppy Rouse gave $50.00.
Thanks for raising money for such an important cause Charlie!
1 month ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Christine Chiara-Smith gave $100.00.
Good luck Wayne & Charlie, great cause. Christine
1 month ago
Thanks Christine. Its very kind and generous of you.
4 weeks ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Thomas Barthelemy gave $200.00.
3 weeks ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Elly Redwood gave $100.00.
Good luck Charlie and Wayne! You’ll have an amazing time and it’s for a great cause. I’ll be thinking of you both all the way! Elly xx
1 week ago
Thanks Elly for your generous support. We will both be thinking of you when we are away, probably one of us more than the other though. Not long to go now!
3 weeks ago
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Sally-Ann Davies gave $100.00.
Yeah the boys!
1 week ago
Thanks Sally-Ann for your generous contribution. We both very much appreciate your support for the Council Council. Wayne & Charlie - the boys
2 weeks ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Wilma Marriott gave $250.00.
Hope you have a good time and successful rally. Wilma, Mum and Nana
2 weeks ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Kaye Marriott gave $50.00.
Best of luck in the rally. Hope you win!
1 week ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Sally Campbell gave $50.00.
Driving for a great cause - Good luck Wayne and Charlie.
1 week ago
Thanks Sally for your generous contribution. We both appreciate your support for the Council Council. Wayne & Charlie
1 week ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Andrea Gongolidis gave $200.00.
Good luck for this great cause!
1 week ago
Thanks Andrea for your generous contribution. We both appreciate your support for the Council Council. Wayne & Charlie
1 week ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Jan Copeland gave $50.00.
Good luck from a former Barina driver😀
1 week ago
Thanks Jan. At the end of the rally the Barina will go up for auction, along with the others. It's a good opportunity for you to buy another one. Lot's of life in it still - Pascal will still be below 250,000 km when we get there.
1 week ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Stephen O’ Sullivan gave $50.00.
Good luck Wayne & Charlie. Make the most of your experience and safe travels! Stephen O’ Sullivan
6 days ago
Thanks Stephen for your generous support. We are heading into the unknown somewhat. Not sure how torrid the roads are how our little red Barina will cope.
1 week ago
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Amanda Marriott gave $50.00.
Wish you well for worthy cause 😘 xx
3 days ago
Thanks Amanda/Mum, we are just about to get together in Melbourne today with Pascal all ready with his stickers on. You look to have been a great time in Croatia. Have a safe trip back to the UK. Wayne & Charllie
1 week ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Keith Hall gave $50.00.
Have a great journey guys, hope all goes well
6 days ago
Thanks Keith for your generous support. We are heading into the unknown somewhat. Not sure how torrid the roads are how our little red Barina will cope.
6 days ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Oriel Flewell-Smith gave $100.00.
Have fun and safe travels for this worthy cause! Oriel
6 days ago
Oriel, long time no see unfortunately. I do see Andrew Wilcox a couple of times a year – he’s doing very well. Thanks for your generosity! I’m starting to stress out slightly – still things to do and Charlie only arrived back today. Not sure how torrid the roads are and whether our little red Barina will cope.
6 days ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Julie Fairhurst gave $50.00.
Travel safe Wayne and Charlie. All the best x
6 days ago
Julie, long time no see again, unfortunately. Thanks for your generosity! I’m starting to stress out slightly – still things to otganise and Charlie only arrived back today from Spain. Not sure how torrid the roads are and whether our little red Barina will cope. It should be fun though.
6 days ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Anonymous gave $30.00.
Great work!
5 days ago
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niall oriordan gave $50.00.
Best of luck Charles!
3 days ago
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Geoff Marriott gave $300.00.
From Geoff Marriott
2 days ago
The Birdsville Marriott
Heather Worme gave $30.00.
Good luck Wayne and Charlie. Stay safe and have fun.
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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.