Goal $15,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2021
$7,000
Raised
47%
Our Story …

We're pleased to announce that we'll be taking part in our 5th Shitbox Rally in May 2021!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria but not before travelling for 5 day to the start line from Perth. Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $8,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2021 Autumn 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.

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia 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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target: $2,450,000
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1 year ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $200.00.
Let’s get this kicked off & let’s beat Cancer Jane & Mike
1 year ago
Thanks Jane & Mike 4 years in a row for Cancer Council. BATBOYS
1 year ago
BATbox Racing
John and Norma Henderson gave $100.00.
Good luck on your 5th Sh--box Rally boys. It keeps you both out of mischief and it's a great cause - keep safe ---Mum and Dad
1 year ago
Thanks Mum & Dad for supporting us for the 2020 Rally and always encouraging us to keep up the fight to Cancer. Love Mike & Bruce
1 year ago
BATbox Racing
Shaun Greenwell gave $20.00.
Just enough to buy some new floor mats for the new Tarago:)
1 year ago
Tarago’s are now collectable$, we should never have Sold it but you already knew that!!! :( Thanks you’re awesome $haun
1 year ago
BATbox Racing
BATBOX

The route has been announced for the 2020 Shitbox Rally|Autumn and looks a cracker at just under 4000km with a 50/50 split of sealed and unsealed roads. 6 stopovers that we have never been to let alone heard of so that will be interesting!!!

Without your support of Cancer Council and the funds raised through Shitbox Rally all of this wouldn't happen. no funds raised = no rally likewise no rally = no funds raised. So we need your help to help support Cancer Council researchers.

Mike & Bruce

1 year ago
BATbox Racing
John and Norma Henderson gave $200.00.
HERES TO ANOTHER BIG EFFORT BY TWO GREAT GUYS - MUM AND DAD
1 year ago
Thanks again for your love & support of us and Cancer Council M&D Mike & Bruce & the BAT???
1 year ago
BATbox Racing
Andy Brown gave $50.00.
Great effort Mike - your shitboxes are legendary (unlike your drinking prowess!). Best of luck!
1 year ago
Cheers Andy, thanks for dipping in and supporting Cancer Council. Hope all is well with you with life after CSL best Regards Mike Hendo
1 year ago
BATbox Racing
BATBOX

We have in our possession what is our oldest vehicle (35yo) with the highest speedo (435000km) to perform in the longest rally (6500km) over the most days (4 to the start line + 7 on the actual rally)

What could go wrong!

Well we have hopefully (fingers crossed) sorted one of the most important factors on a Shitbox during the rally...…..overheating! The Celica was showing signs of this while on the highway but we have this now sorted with a new Radiator fitted along with a Hi-Flo Thermostat. So far so good after testing in the recent heat on the freeway.

Stay tuned BAT friends...…………………………………..

11 months ago
BATbox Racing
Connie Zissis gave $20.00.
All the best :)
11 months ago
Thank you for again showing your support of Cancer Council and the need for research, you’re a champ. HENDO XXOO
11 months ago
BATbox Racing
Andrew Simpson gave $100.00.
Supporting the Hendo Bros again, great event, great cause...Enjoy it... Andrew Simpson
11 months ago
Good morning Andrew, thanks mate for the $100 cash. Appreciate your support again and again... Cheers, BH
10 months ago
BATbox Racing
Roger McNaughton gave $250.00.
Seriously racey
10 months ago
Wow, thanks Roger for your continued generosity towards Cancer Council and being a supporter of what the Shitbox family is trying to achieve. We’ll be doing our best to get this little beast across Australia for you. Thanks again Mike & Bruce
10 months ago
BATbox Racing
John Gileno gave $50.00.
Good luck country, doing great work for Cancer research Best Regards Johnny G.
9 months ago
Thanks Johnny for again supporting what we are trying to achieve through Cancer Council. Regards Hendo
10 months ago
BATbox Racing
shaun greenwell gave $11.00.
Rounding you up...:)
9 months ago
And that's why they call you AWESOME SHAUN, thanks mate, we like round numbers too. The Hendo Bros.
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Dusty Hellwig gave $200.00.
9 months ago
Thanks Dusty for your support of Cancer Council, your generous donation will go to the research teams to help fight Cancer. Thanks Hendo
9 months ago
Thanks for your generous support of Cancer Council Dusty. Need to get your name down, you'd love it on. Regards Hendo
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Jodie Sparks gave $200.00.
Happy to support the great cause....and well worth it to see the Batbox Escapades :)
9 months ago
Once again you have put your faith and support behind what we are trying to achieve as a community for Cancer Council. You're an angel Jodie XXOO Mike & Bruce
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Subiaco Restoration gave $200.00.
Keep on trucking mate and all the best for a great drive. Tim , Chris & Nick Stokes @ Subiaco Restoration
9 months ago
Thanks to Tim, Chris & Nick and all the crew at Subiaco Restoration for your continued support of Cancer Council. Cheers Hendo
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Richard Wilson gave $300.00.
Like your vehicle
9 months ago
Thanks Richard, I was going to give you a drag but didn't want to embarrass you :) We do appreciate the support you give for us and donating generously each year towards Cancer Council. We'll do our best to get BATBOX all the way to the finish line. Cheers the Hendo Brothers
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Westoz Transport gave $250.00.
Have a blast!! keep the shiny side up :) Westoz Transport.
9 months ago
To Carlos and the team at WESTOZ Transport we thank you once again for contributing towards Cancer Council and showing your support for the Shitbox Rally. Do you pick up old cars in the middle of Australia???? may call you. Cheers Hendo
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Bunbury Toyota Fundraising Team gave $200.00.
All the best ... enjoy !
9 months ago
To the Bunbury Toyota Fundraising Team we are honored that you chose to support Cancer Council through the Shitbox Rally and help in delivering a massive cheque to them at the finish line on the Gold Coast. We know that you guys have already done your fair share in supporting CC here in WA. We'll do you proud and get this old girl to the finish line and we'll raise a can for our good mate Shane. Best regards Mike Henderson and the BATbox Racing Team.
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Joe & Alexa Scaffidi gave $100.00.
Safe travels and have fun !
9 months ago
Thanks Joe & Alexa for your continued support of Cancer Council. We’ll do our best to get to the finish line in one piece. Regards Mike & Bruce
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $50.00.
Scarboro Toyota Chokkie Monsters, thanks you.
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $60.00.
Scarboro Toyota Chokkie Club love BATBOX Racing
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
danuta palysz gave $100.00.
good luck Mike and Team Danuta
9 months ago
Thank you Danuta for again supporting us and donating towards Cancer Council and their research teams. Will be in touch soon, best regards Mike
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
BATbox Racing

Progress on the cosmetic surgery is well under way but now we need to run some health checks on the heart & soul of the BATBOX Racing CELICA!! She's well worn and getting a bit tired so over the next 80 days we need to make sure she has another 6500km left in its old bones.

Thanks to the team at Richards Tyrepower in Osborne Park who have once again supported us with a set of GOODYEARS to safely get across this great nation of our. Thanks to Bryn, Richard for your continued support, please support them when you need new tyres & expert advice.

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9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Bryan Miller gave $50.00.
9 months ago
Thanks Bryan for supporting Cancer Council, you helped get the rally over the Million Dollar mark, one more+ to go. Thanks Hendo
9 months ago
BATbox Racing
Colin Shaikh gave $100.00.
9 months ago
Thanks Colin, we appreciate your support of Cancer Council and humbled that you still think of us :) Cheers Hendo
8 months ago
BATbox Racing
Melville Toyota gave $200.00.
Good luck Mike!
8 months ago
Thanks Mark & all the team at Melville & Rockingham TOYOTA for getting behind us and donating to Cancer Council. Cheers Hendo
8 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $50.00.
We received a $50 voucher from Coles in Hillarys for our BBQ this weekend so we have donated this towards Cancer Council and the research teams. THE SHOW GOES ON! Hendo's
8 months ago
Thanks Coles for your support of community events, sadly our Bunnings BBQ couldnt go ahead but we've donated your vouchers to Cancer Council. THE BATBOX RACING TEAM
8 months ago
BATbox Racing
Bruce Henderson gave $49.00.
The show must go on...
8 months ago
Thank you Marty
8 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $80.00.
More Chocolate $$$$$ from the crew at Scarboro Toyota. Keep up the good work in these testing times. Lets beat Cancer.
8 months ago
keep up the good work you little chocolate munching gremlins. THE BATBOX RACING TEAM
8 months ago
BATbox Racing
BATbox Racing

NEWSFLASH: 2020 Shitbox Rally organisers have announced, due to the unprecedented situation we are currently experiencing in Australia, that we will be postponing this years Autumn Shitbox Rally to May 2021.

What does this mean for our supporters and the people and organisations that have already stepped up to the plate and generously donated and supported our 2020 vehicle prep??????

THE SHOW GOES ON! yes we will continue to get the mighty old BATBOX Racing Celica ready for the very challenging route across OZ, but most importantly we will continue our push to fundraise for cancer research in Australia and we have already lifted our target for 2021 to $20000 from $10000.

Our health is our most important asset which is more relevant today than ever in our history, so join us on this unknown journey and help continue to fight cancer head on with Cancer Council.

Thank you, stay safe and look after each other

The BATBOX Racing Team.

8 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $250.00.
A very generous gesture from Bunnings Australia after having to cancel our BBQ Sausage Sizzles that we had panned to raise funds. They offered $500 vouchers per event to support the community groups, more than generous. Well played Bunnings, thank you.
8 months ago
Thanks Bunnings and thanks Mike The BATBOX RACING TEAM - The Show Goes On!
8 months ago
BATbox Racing
Robb Jupp gave $200.00.
Best of Luck Mike with your endeavors in raising funds for Cancer research. I have three mates currently fighting it. Keep up the good work and best of luck for 2021 Rob Jupp
8 months ago
Thanks Rob for you generous support of Cancer Council. We'll make sure that the 2021 tally for research is an all time record. Regards Mike
7 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $60.00.
Chocolate sales
7 months ago
BATbox Racing
Bruce Henderson gave $300.00.
That gets us to $4,000 and BATbox to the start line in 2021...
7 months ago
BATbox Racing
John Ramsay gave $500.00.
Great to see you boys going around again. Mike and Bruce amazing effort for much needed research. Regards John and Wendy Ramsay.
7 months ago
Thank you John & Wendy for supporting Cancer Council and what the SB Rally community’s are trying to achieve. You’ve supported us every year and we do appreciate that. Regards Mike & Bruce Stay safe
6 months ago
BATbox Racing
Danny Hellwig Electrical Contractors gave $500.00.
Good Luck
6 months ago
Thanks Danny & Julie & the team at Hellwig Electrical. Great supporters every year of Cancer Council. We really appreciate your generous donation. Mike & Bruce
6 months ago
BATbox Racing
Peter Baker gave $200.00.
Good work lads 👍
6 months ago
Hi Pete, thanks matey for jumping on board the BAT. You and Adrian will be missed in the next Rally, although there may be spots come up? Hoping that troublesome ear is all good. Cheers, Bruce & Mike.
5 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $100.00.
Thanks you to the sweet toothed fairies at Scarboro Toyota who keep returning for more charity raising chocolates. Thank you.Hendo
5 months ago
BATbox Racing
Arthur Greaves gave $50.00.
Best of luck for the Rally in May boys. Regards Arthur & Jackie
5 months ago
BATbox Racing
MIKE HENDERSON gave $50.00.
CHOKKY SALES
3 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $100.00.
Chocolate sales, Cancer doesn't go into lock down. The push to research into ways to beat this disease goes on. Hendo
3 months ago
BATbox Racing
Veritas Engineering gave $500.00.
Congratulations Mike and team for your efforts towards cancer research!
2 months ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $250.00.
Chocolate sales @ Scarboro Toyota Thanks team.
2 months ago
BATbox Racing
Jenni Stade gave $100.00.
Hi Mike & Bruce. Say hullo to your Mum & Dad and all the best with your collecting for a worthwhile cause. Jenni & Lindsay
2 months ago
Thank you so much for you donation and thoughts towards what we are trying to achieve as a community group. Almost at $1.4 Million for our May 2021 Rally and we have $2 Million in our sights for vital Cancer research. Will definitely say hi to M&D this weekend for you. I do hope you are both well, don't forget to pop in when in the Neighbourhood, I still reserve your parking spot. Best regards Mike XXXOOO (and Bruce)
1 month ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $50.00.
From the chocolate monsters at Scarboro Toyota
1 month ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $50.00.
More chocolate sales @ Scarboro Toyota Thanks team
1 month ago
BATbox Racing
Dean Langston gave $100.00.
Bruce, I'm proud to call you a friend!
1 month ago
Hey Dean, thank you buddy, likewise! Great to have your support all the way from California mate. Cheers...
1 month ago
BATbox Racing
Ben Lawrance gave $100.00.
Well done troopers and Good Luck.
1 month ago
Thank you Ben, I think that’s 5 years in a row you have supported what we are trying to achieve. You’re a good bloke. Hendo
3 weeks ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $50.00.
More chocolates.
2 weeks ago
BATbox Racing
Roger McNaughton gave $100.00.
Take that!
2 weeks ago
You’re a bloody legend Roger, now we need to get the Celica to Gold Coast with all your support. Cheers Mike & Bruce
2 weeks ago
BATbox Racing
Simon Campbell gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
Thank you Simon for chipping in and taking us to another level $90k here we come. Beat regards Bruce & Mike Hendo
1 week ago
BATbox Racing
Christine Procter gave $100.00.
Great team!!!
1 week ago
Thanks Christine for your support of Cancer research again. Hope all is well with you. Regards Mike
5 days ago
BATbox Racing
Mike Henderson gave $50.00.
Another chocolate tip in.
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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 $24 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.