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