Goal $7,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring
$6,000
Raised
86%
Our Story …

As you may be aware Kat has a rare reoccurring cancer which we have been battling for over 5 years. As a consequence of this we have been looking for cancer charities to get involved in and support. The one we really wanted to participate in is the Shitbox Rally. The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 10th year. We have been on the waiting list for over 4 years and have just been given the green light. 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...over 3,614k's. 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 and a tax deduction. You can also sponsor our shitbox with your business on the car itself and make us look rather serious, but still shit. 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.

raised: $2,362,128
target: $2,000,000
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1 year ago
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Hayley Callander gave $50.00.
👍🏻💕
1 year ago
Thank you Hayley for your generous donation. We are so greateful! Love Dan and Kat
1 year ago
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White Light Vodka gave $500.00.
Hers for you babe ❤️
1 year ago
I don't even know how to begin to thank you for this generous donation. A heartfelt and slightly teary thank you!! xxxx
1 year ago
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Krissy Jessop gave $50.00.
What shitbox will be making the journey with you? Go get ‘em guys! 💚
1 year ago
Hi Krissy, thank you so very much for your generous donation, thank you so much for supporting us in this. The worthy box of shit has yet to be picked out of the crowd but as soon as we do, we will be updating our kind supporters. Thank you again. Kat xxx
1 year ago
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The blue cupboard

We are keen for your opinion as to which shitbox is the shitbox for us. Our first contender has 3 different types of moss according to the seller's comments:

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Ford-Courier-1998/SSE-AD-5675552/?Cr=104

We will keep updating options, remember the shitter the box the better.

1 year ago
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Ray White Seddon gave $100.00.
Great cause, Good luck Ray white Seddon
1 year ago
Thank you so much for your generosity! We appreciate you help very much. Kind regards, The Blue Cupboard.
11 months ago
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Hugh Cattermole gave $200.00.
Happy birthday Kat. Good luck out there. Does aircon disqualify the car as a shitbox? You might need it for no other reason than to keep you cool when Dan starts to give you more shits than the box you're driving on the wide, long open road. Lots of Love. Rebecca, Hugh, Stella and Elias Cattermole.
11 months ago
Thank you so much for the very generous donation! I’m very much hoping the aircon will work in the box of shit we select! It’ll be a loooomg drive and hopefully much fun along the way! Xx
11 months ago
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Jeremy Russell gave $200.00.
Happy bday Kat ! So what’s your shitbox ? Need to send photo so we can all experience 😉 see you next Sat Jezz, Alana, Van & Pascale
11 months ago
Thank you so much for your generosity! As soon as we have sourced the Shitbox we will be posting photos of the it’s evolution! Look forward to seeing you next week x
11 months ago
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Joel Spatt gave $200.00.
HB & happy driving. Love, the Spatts
4 months ago
Thanks again for your very generous donation. Love The Blue Cupboard xx
11 months ago
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David Curtis gave $50.00.
Happy 40th Kat ! Good luck on the rally x
2 months ago
Thanks Dave! Looking forward to the adventure.
11 months ago
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Nicola Farah gave $50.00.
All our love Sharbel & Nic
4 months ago
Thank you so much guys! Love The Blue Cupboard xx
11 months ago
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Catriona Banks gave $200.00.
Happy birthday buddy! Love from Cat and Matt xx
4 months ago
Thanks again guys! Sorry for the late thank you note. Love, the Blue Cupboard xx
11 months ago
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Amie Newling Ward gave $70.00.
Such a lovely idea and worthy cause guys. Loads of love, Amie & Ricky xxx
4 months ago
Thanks for your generous donation! Love The Blue Cupboard xx
11 months ago
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Luke Hoppe gave $200.00.
4 months ago
Very late thank you for your very generous donation. Looking forward to the rally xx
11 months ago
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The grand hotel gave $200.00.
Happy birthday from Tiur, Tion, Tianie and Barnie
4 months ago
Better late than never. Thank you for your generous donation. Can't wait for the rally xx
7 months ago
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Lucy Purcell gave $100.00.
Brilliant fund raising rally. Hope you and Dan have a blast and can't wait to see your wheels!
4 months ago
Thank you Lucy! So happy we have the wheels and it's a Swedish car. How dorky can you get? K and D xx
4 months ago
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We have found our shitbox! A 1997 Saab 900 S Talladega. We picked her up in Coburg and drove her home and she hasn't started since...We need to get her an RWC for under a $1,000 including market price for the vehicle (she was donated by some lovely people who had also undergone a barney with the Spanish dancer), it will be a challenge, but so will getting the Swedish beauties to Townsville via Birdsville. Start to visualise your corporate logo on this naked canvas, its a tax deduction and a great way to show your clients you do cool stuff for great causes. The shitbox rally is the biggest fund raiser for the Cancer Council, be part of it!

4 months ago
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Bendo gave $30.00.
Good luck guys. Hope you make it xx
4 months ago
Thank you Belle, I hope so too xx
4 months ago
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Evo Hair Care Australia gave $890.00.
4 months ago
Thank you so much for your generous donation and for being a sponsor. Can’t wait to start putting those stickers on the car!
3 months ago
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To wet your whistle, we have found a riveting blow by blow account of the reason our Shitbox is called the 'Talladega'...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgf3c7WbQoQ

If you have a spare 11.27 minutes or are stuck in a vice forcing you to watch images....then acquaint yourself with what our car could do over 20 years ago with a full set of Saab engineers on hand and consider the idiocy of what we are about to embark on.

3 months ago
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White Light Vodka gave $140.00.
3 months ago
Thanks a million. You guys are superstars!
3 months ago
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Shabbadu gave $100.00.
The Saab was my dream car! Go well.
3 months ago
Thank you so very much! We really appreciate it.
3 months ago
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Will Read gave $100.00.
Good luck Dan and Kat, looking forward to hearing the stories...
3 months ago
Thanks Wilbur, good work
3 months ago
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Simon Whitehead gave $100.00.
Sounds like a blast Dan and Kat, and for a good cause! Your shitbox is in my prayers!
3 months ago
Awesome work! Your generous contribution ticked us over our next fundraising deadline a week ahead of time. Thank you!
3 months ago
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Higgins gave $500.00.
2 months ago
Thank you so much! We'll be spamming yu with photos and videos ov our Shitbox as we go along.
2 months ago
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Steve Humphris, Joel's boss. gave $200.00.
"If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly"
2 months ago
Thanks Steve, we love the artwork.
2 months ago
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The House At Smoko gave $250.00.
From on shit box to another, The House at Smoko https://www.thehouseatsmoko.com.au/ is proud to sponsor a cracking event for a wonderful cause for a dear friend.
2 months ago
Thanks to the entrepid travelling family. We are so very grateful!
2 months ago
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BayleyWard gave $520.00.
1 month ago
Thank you so much! It means the world to us xx
1 month ago
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Anna Willersdorf gave $100.00.
Loving your car. Good luck from the Ramsay / Willersdorf’s in the desert. 😘
1 month ago
Thank you both so very much, so generous! We appreciate it so much and will keep sending photos xx
1 month ago
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GR Design and Construct gave $200.00.
1 month ago
Thank you so much for your generous donation! Looking forward to our adventure next week!
1 month ago
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Adopti Pty Ltd gave $500.00.
Good Luck Dan
1 month ago
A massive thank you Dom for your generous donation! Looking forward to sharing photos and videos as we go along (or come back depending on coverage).
3 weeks ago
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Cat Banks gave $50.00.
Keep going!
2 weeks ago
I can't thank you enough for your support. Love you xxx
3 weeks ago
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Alice Gold gave $50.00.
Well done Dan + Kat. Can't wait to hear all about it. Alice, Dean, Oscar + Lucy XXX
2 weeks ago
Thank you so very much. I an't even begin to tell you how much it means to us. Looking forward to catching up and telling you all about it xx
2 weeks ago
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Sarah Alder gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your huge generosity! You are always there to help, I wasn't expecting this additional kindness as well. Thank you xxx
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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.