Goal $7,500
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2021
$7,060
Raised
94%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2021 Autumn!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria.
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 $5,000 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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raised: $1,855,920
target: $2,450,000
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6 months ago
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SES - Shitbox Emergency Services

We are in! Found out today that we have made it into the 2021 May rally. To say we are excited would be an understatement.

On a personal note this was the same day I found out a very close friend has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He is extremely positive and the prognosis is good so I am sure he will get through this.

Yesterday my Dad had his latest results back and the non Hodgkin lymphoma has grown in size and will have to be reassessed at Christmas to decide if they will start treatment.

And this is the year I lost a very special colleague to an aggressive brain tumour.

I am sure I am not alone in being able to tell these stories, and sadly these are only the stories from this year.

Now to ask all my friends and colleagues to help me remember those lost and help those battling by raising money to help fight the disease that comes in many forms - cancer.

6 months ago
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Pat Morgan gave $50.00.
Great Cause! Go Keith Barnes...lost family friends and students to this disease!
6 months ago
Thanks Pat 🙏🏼
6 months ago
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Emily Gadaleta gave $25.00.
6 months ago
Thank you Emily 🙏🏼 Hope you are well
6 months ago
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Holly wood gave $50.00.
Amazing you are Uncle Keith
6 months ago
Thank you Holly 🙏🏼 Much Love xx
6 months ago
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Dave Hawthorn gave $100.00.
Good luck Keith. Amazing trip
6 months ago
Thank you Mate 🙏🏼
6 months ago
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Rod Maitland gave $50.00.
I think I drove my one that far but definitely not for such a great cause
6 months ago
Cheers Rod 👍🏼🙏🏼
6 months ago
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Keith Barnes gave $100.00.
Good Luck Keith , just drive like you did in the UK and you’ll be ok 👌
6 months ago
Thanks Dad - much love xx
6 months ago
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Sarah Wilson gave $50.00.
Love it Keith! Get it done! 🙌 🚗 💨
6 months ago
Thank you Sarah - will do my best!
6 months ago
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Sara Barnes gave $50.00.
🧡🧡
1 month ago
Thanks Wife x
6 months ago
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Dan Grady gave $100.00.
I’m with you! Good luck!! 🙏🏼
6 months ago
Thank you Dan - super generous, much appreciated x
6 months ago
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Lauryn Barnes gave $50.00.
💛
1 month ago
Thank you Lauryn - appreciate your donation and support x
6 months ago
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Samuel Corby gave $50.00.
Finally a job MNI 32 is perfect for. Good luck gents!
6 months ago
Haha! Thanks Sam - will post pictures of the vehicle we will be using soon!
6 months ago
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Damon Cumming gave $50.00.
You’re an amazing person helping an amazing cause sir ✌️❤️
6 months ago
Thanks Damo - really appreciate your support
6 months ago
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Heather Veronique gave $25.00.
I’d love pictures of your journey! Such a worthy cause!
6 months ago
I will definitely be blogging the journey - thank you for your donation x
6 months ago
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John Caina gave $150.00.
Thanks Keith for doing this. It’s a great cause.
6 months ago
Thank you John - that is such a generous donation and very much appreciated
5 months ago
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We have our shitbox! A 2002 Holden Rodeo twin cab. It has over 350000km of experience and needs a bit of TLC. The good news is co-driver Daryl is confident that he can take care of all the servicing. I just need to source some used tyres with a bit more tread than the slicks that it came with. Will keep you all updated....

5 months ago
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Qki Morgan gave $200.00.
Good cause, have a great time - Isaac, Qki & Alastair
5 months ago
Alastair and Qki - thank you for such a generous donation, it really is appreciated x
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Sarah Brett gave $50.00.
Good Luck to Bodge it and Bash it...! Do this for Lisa ❤️ The Bretts 😊
5 months ago
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Peter Huang gave $50.00.
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5 months ago
Thank you so much for your kind donation - really appreciated.
5 months ago
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Kelly Dennett gave $50.00.
Good luck from the UK, Enjoy the ride! From Phil, Kelly & Ethan
5 months ago
Thank you Kelly - really appreciate your support and donation xxx
5 months ago
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Siu Trinh gave $100.00.
GO Keith GO !! We are behind you and with you 100% 💖
5 months ago
Thanks Siu 🙏🏼 Really appreciate your support xxx
5 months ago
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SJ Lascelles gave $100.00.
For all we have lost x
5 months ago
Thank you SJ. Really appreciate your support x
5 months ago
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Francis Spiteri gave $100.00.
Great cause that recently hit home ❤️
5 months ago
Thank you Francis - still deeply saddened with the loss of James and helps me to know I am doing something positive in his name
5 months ago
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Lani Marcus gave $100.00.
To a wonderful adventure with a very special passenger. All the best for the road ahead!
5 months ago
Thank you Lani - really appreciate your support x
5 months ago
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Anne Davies gave $100.00.
Good Luck guys!
5 months ago
Thank you Anne - really appreciate your support x
5 months ago
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Jack de Haan gave $200.00.
Hope the beast makes the trip.
5 months ago
The beast is in good hands - thanks so much for your generous donation
5 months ago
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Tayla de Haan gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Tayla - really appreciate your support x
5 months ago
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Mark Jones gave $50.00.
Good luck. Can wait to see how you do.
4 months ago
Thanks Mark - really appreciate your support
5 months ago
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Sebastien Jouan gave $100.00.
Good luck guys looks like fun, especially if Daryl does it in his pink dress.
5 months ago
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Luca Barnes gave $50.00.
Good luck!
4 months ago
Thank you Luca - very kind and generous of you and really appreciated x
4 months ago
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Brenda Dennett gave $50.00.
Good luck to everyone really good cause and Take Care Brenda xx
4 months ago
Thanks Auntie Brenda - really appreciate your support xxx
4 months ago
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Grace Langlands gave $20.00.
4 months ago
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Alison Belford gave $25.00.
Good Luck... from The Belfords 😊
4 months ago
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Maria Benakis gave $200.00.
Such a great cause Keith, so happy you are supporting.
3 months ago
Thank you so much for such a generous donation - very much appreciated x
3 months ago
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Inger Adamson gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thank you Inger for such generous donation - your support is much appreciated.
1 month ago
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Duncan Gooch gave $25.00.
Good luck guys.
1 month ago
Thank you Mr Gooch, much appreciated. Happy new year to you and Sharon x
1 month ago
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David Scholsner gave $100.00.
Good luck!
1 month ago
David, you are a legend! Much better then your sister 😂😉 Thank you - really appreciate your support
1 month ago
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Cass Daley gave $50.00.
Good luck Keith!!
1 month ago
Thank you Cass - appreciate your support x
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $350.00.
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Gilberto Pardo Cortes gave $100.00.
Great job guys
1 month ago
Thank you Gilberto - appreciate the generosity and support
1 month ago
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Andrew Wong gave $50.00.
Great job guys. All the best on the rally
1 month ago
Thank you Andrew - really appreciate your donation and support 👍🏼
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Ashley Farmer gave $200.00.
Good luck both, amazing cause very close to my heart. I know you will smash it and have an amamzing journey along the way. Farmers xx
1 month ago
Thanks Ash - really appreciate your support and generous donation x
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Ivan Milat gave $109.57.
If you break down I’ll give you a ride
1 month ago
Thanks Justin - appreciate your generous donation but I’ll pass on the ride Ivan!
1 month ago
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Andrew McIntyre gave $100.00.
Such care for those around and you in honor of James. Go get them Keith
1 month ago
Thanks Andy for the donation and your support. Really appreciated
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Daryl Brett gave $175.00.
Good luck Daryl... Luv Mum & Dad xx
1 month ago
Thank you Mr amd Mrs Brett 👍🏼
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Richard Jackman gave $35.00.
Good luck Richard and Celia
1 month ago
The Rich & Celia... Sorry to have stolen our name for the team, but thought it was about right for us too.. haha
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Raymond Prickler gave $100.00.
Well done guys best wishes , such an amazing cause . Love the Prickler’s
1 month ago
Really appreciate the support guys. Pity we don’t have your technical abilities, but I’m sure we will make it.. 🙏🏼
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John Hamilton gave $100.00.
You’re a good man Keith. Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause.
1 month ago
Thank you John, for your donation and your support
1 month ago
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Marc Pura gave $100.00.
Well done Keith, such a great cause. Good luck!
1 month ago
Thank you Marc - really appreciate the donation and your support
1 month ago
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Andrew Cooling gave $100.00.
Don't drive like shit
1 month ago
Thank you Mr Cooling - will take your driving advice on board 😂
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
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Gordon & Heather Rogers gave $1,000.00.
For James.
1 month ago
Gordon & Heather, I am genuinely moved by such a generous donation. Thank you - for James x
1 month ago
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Madeleine Whitby gave $100.00.
This was a plot line on home & away a few years ago and they ended up failing in love and getting married so....have fun!
1 month ago
I like Daryl but he isn’t my kind of marriage material 😘 thank you for your donation and support
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Thanks to everyone who has donated so far.. We have reached our first milestone of $5,000 raised. Next target is $7,500.. With your help im sure we can do it.. We also have a company sponsor onboard now, so even more money in the pot..

Work has started on our ShitBox, including new front brakes, spark plugs, replacement tie rod ends, and all fluids replaced..

Soon we will start tidying up the outside and adding the livery for the rally...

Watch this space and please keep donating..

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Rob Jones gave $100.00.
Good luck on your adventure and well done for supporting such a great cause.
1 month ago
Thanks Rob - for your donation and your support
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BossSolar gave $1,000.00.
1 month ago
Thanks to everyone at Boss Solar.. Looking forward to getting our shitbox all logo'd up :-)
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Peter Carrigan gave $50.00.
From Peter Carrigan
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Geoff Reiter gave $200.00.
A fitting day to donate I think. Good luck in your rally!
3 weeks ago
Very fitting - thank you for your generosity and support
3 weeks ago
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Jackie and Richard Porter gave $100.00.
Good luck !!!!!
3 weeks ago
Thanks Guys... Really appreciate the support... Should have registered with your Morris :-) ..
1 week ago
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Kosta Ginalas gave $100.00.
Good luck Keith!!!!
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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.