Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2021
$11,590
Raised
116%
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: $2,942,442
target: $2,450,000
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10 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.

9 months ago
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Pat Morgan gave $50.00.
Great Cause! Go Keith Barnes...lost family friends and students to this disease!
9 months ago
Thanks Pat 🙏🏼
9 months ago
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Emily Gadaleta gave $25.00.
9 months ago
Thank you Emily 🙏🏼 Hope you are well
9 months ago
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Holly wood gave $50.00.
Amazing you are Uncle Keith
9 months ago
Thank you Holly 🙏🏼 Much Love xx
9 months ago
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Dave Hawthorn gave $100.00.
Good luck Keith. Amazing trip
9 months ago
Thank you Mate 🙏🏼
9 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
9 months ago
Cheers Rod 👍🏼🙏🏼
9 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 👌
9 months ago
Thanks Dad - much love xx
9 months ago
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Sarah Wilson gave $50.00.
Love it Keith! Get it done! 🙌 🚗 💨
9 months ago
Thank you Sarah - will do my best!
9 months ago
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Sara Barnes gave $50.00.
🧡🧡
5 months ago
Thanks Wife x
9 months ago
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Dan Grady gave $100.00.
I’m with you! Good luck!! 🙏🏼
9 months ago
Thank you Dan - super generous, much appreciated x
9 months ago
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Lauryn Barnes gave $50.00.
💛
5 months ago
Thank you Lauryn - appreciate your donation and support x
9 months ago
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Samuel Corby gave $50.00.
Finally a job MNI 32 is perfect for. Good luck gents!
9 months ago
Haha! Thanks Sam - will post pictures of the vehicle we will be using soon!
9 months ago
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Damon Cumming gave $50.00.
You’re an amazing person helping an amazing cause sir ✌️❤️
9 months ago
Thanks Damo - really appreciate your support
9 months ago
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Heather Veronique gave $25.00.
I’d love pictures of your journey! Such a worthy cause!
9 months ago
I will definitely be blogging the journey - thank you for your donation x
9 months ago
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John Caina gave $150.00.
Thanks Keith for doing this. It’s a great cause.
9 months ago
Thank you John - that is such a generous donation and very much appreciated
9 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....

9 months ago
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Qki Morgan gave $200.00.
Good cause, have a great time - Isaac, Qki & Alastair
9 months ago
Alastair and Qki - thank you for such a generous donation, it really is appreciated x
9 months ago
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Sarah Brett gave $50.00.
Good Luck to Bodge it and Bash it...! Do this for Lisa ❤️ The Bretts 😊
9 months ago
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Peter Huang gave $50.00.
💪
9 months ago
Thank you so much for your kind donation - really appreciated.
9 months ago
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Kelly Dennett gave $50.00.
Good luck from the UK, Enjoy the ride! From Phil, Kelly & Ethan
9 months ago
Thank you Kelly - really appreciate your support and donation xxx
9 months ago
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Siu Trinh gave $100.00.
GO Keith GO !! We are behind you and with you 100% 💖
9 months ago
Thanks Siu 🙏🏼 Really appreciate your support xxx
9 months ago
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SJ Lascelles gave $100.00.
For all we have lost x
9 months ago
Thank you SJ. Really appreciate your support x
9 months ago
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Francis Spiteri gave $100.00.
Great cause that recently hit home ❤️
9 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
9 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!
9 months ago
Thank you Lani - really appreciate your support x
8 months ago
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Anne Davies gave $100.00.
Good Luck guys!
8 months ago
Thank you Anne - really appreciate your support x
8 months ago
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Jack de Haan gave $200.00.
Hope the beast makes the trip.
8 months ago
The beast is in good hands - thanks so much for your generous donation
8 months ago
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Tayla de Haan gave $100.00.
8 months ago
Thanks Tayla - really appreciate your support x
8 months ago
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Mark Jones gave $50.00.
Good luck. Can wait to see how you do.
8 months ago
Thanks Mark - really appreciate your support
8 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.
3 months ago
Hi Seb.. Thanks for the donation, really appreciate the support and im not sure the dress will be pink, but one of the days a dress is 100% in the picture.. Photos may be limited however xx
8 months ago
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Luca Barnes gave $50.00.
Good luck!
8 months ago
Thank you Luca - very kind and generous of you and really appreciated x
8 months ago
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Brenda Dennett gave $50.00.
Good luck to everyone really good cause and Take Care Brenda xx
8 months ago
Thanks Auntie Brenda - really appreciate your support xxx
8 months ago
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Grace Langlands gave $20.00.
8 months ago
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Alison Belford gave $25.00.
Good Luck... from The Belfords 😊
3 months ago
Thanks Ali.. Really appreciate the support xxxx
7 months ago
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Maria Benakis gave $200.00.
Such a great cause Keith, so happy you are supporting.
7 months ago
Thank you so much for such a generous donation - very much appreciated x
7 months ago
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Inger Adamson gave $100.00.
7 months ago
Thank you Inger for such generous donation - your support is much appreciated.
5 months ago
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Duncan Gooch gave $25.00.
Good luck guys.
5 months ago
Thank you Mr Gooch, much appreciated. Happy new year to you and Sharon x
5 months ago
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David Scholsner gave $100.00.
Good luck!
5 months ago
David, you are a legend! Much better then your sister 😂😉 Thank you - really appreciate your support
5 months ago
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Cass Daley gave $50.00.
Good luck Keith!!
5 months ago
Thank you Cass - appreciate your support x
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $350.00.
5 months ago
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Gilberto Pardo Cortes gave $100.00.
Great job guys
5 months ago
Thank you Gilberto - appreciate the generosity and support
5 months ago
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Andrew Wong gave $50.00.
Great job guys. All the best on the rally
5 months ago
Thank you Andrew - really appreciate your donation and support 👍🏼
5 months ago
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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
5 months ago
Thanks Ash - really appreciate your support and generous donation x
5 months ago
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Ivan Milat gave $109.57.
If you break down I’ll give you a ride
5 months ago
Thanks Justin - appreciate your generous donation but I’ll pass on the ride Ivan!
5 months 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
5 months ago
Thanks Andy for the donation and your support. Really appreciated
5 months ago
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Daryl Brett gave $175.00.
Good luck Daryl... Luv Mum & Dad xx
5 months ago
Thank you Mr amd Mrs Brett 👍🏼
5 months ago
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Richard Jackman gave $35.00.
Good luck Richard and Celia
5 months ago
The Rich & Celia... Sorry to have stolen our name for the team, but thought it was about right for us too.. haha
5 months ago
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Raymond Prickler gave $100.00.
Well done guys best wishes , such an amazing cause . Love the Prickler’s
5 months ago
Really appreciate the support guys. Pity we don’t have your technical abilities, but I’m sure we will make it.. 🙏🏼
5 months ago
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John Hamilton gave $100.00.
You’re a good man Keith. Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause.
5 months ago
Thank you John, for your donation and your support
5 months ago
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Marc Pura gave $100.00.
Well done Keith, such a great cause. Good luck!
5 months ago
Thank you Marc - really appreciate the donation and your support
5 months ago
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Andrew Cooling gave $100.00.
Don't drive like shit
5 months ago
Thank you Mr Cooling - will take your driving advice on board 😂
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
5 months ago
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Gordon & Heather Rogers gave $1,000.00.
For James.
5 months ago
Gordon & Heather, I am genuinely moved by such a generous donation. Thank you - for James x
5 months 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!
5 months 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..

5 months ago
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Rob Jones gave $100.00.
Good luck on your adventure and well done for supporting such a great cause.
4 months ago
Thanks Rob - for your donation and your support
4 months ago
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BossSolar gave $1,000.00.
4 months ago
Thanks to everyone at Boss Solar.. Looking forward to getting our shitbox all logo'd up :-)
4 months ago
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Peter Carrigan gave $50.00.
From Peter Carrigan
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
4 months ago
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Geoff Reiter gave $200.00.
A fitting day to donate I think. Good luck in your rally!
4 months ago
Very fitting - thank you for your generosity and support
4 months ago
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Jackie and Richard Porter gave $100.00.
Good luck !!!!!
4 months ago
Thanks Guys... Really appreciate the support... Should have registered with your Morris :-) ..
3 months ago
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Kosta Ginalas gave $100.00.
Good luck Keith!!!!
3 months ago
Thank you for your support Kosta 👍🏼
3 months ago
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Jess Zlotnick gave $100.00.
Good luck and please drive as safely as possible
3 months ago
Thank you Jess - really appreciate your generous donation and support 👍🏼
3 months ago
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James Coates gave $100.00.
Best of luck, team. May your air-con be cool and your playlists fire.
3 months ago
Working on the playlists! Thank you so much for your donation and support
3 months ago
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Marius Inisconi gave $100.00.
Thank you for bring James with you to NT!
3 months ago
Thank you for finally supporting 👍🏼😂. Really appreciate your donation
3 months ago
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Roving Mechanical gave $250.00.
Happy to help
3 months ago
Thanks Glen and team.. Really appreciate the support...
3 months ago
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Hamish Songsmith gave $490.00.
Keith, you gave me my first break at Apple, changed my life. Do us proud mate!
3 months ago
Hamish! Thank you so much. What a generous donation - appreciate your support
3 months ago
Hamish! Thank you so much. What a generous donation - appreciate your support
2 months ago
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Adrian Hunt gave $100.00.
Good luck from Ade and Dan
2 months ago
Thank you Ade and Dan for your feedback generous donation and support
2 months ago
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Roy Cowley gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Onya Roy - thank you for your generous donation and support
2 months ago
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Mike Holliday gave $50.00.
onya boys, be careful, its like Delievrance out there
2 months ago
Thanks Mike - really appreciate your donation and support
2 months ago
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Pia Hays gave $100.00.
All the best Keith! From Pia and Gibbo
2 months ago
Thanks Pia and Steve. Really appreciated 👍🏼
2 months ago
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Nicola Rose gave $30.00.
Good Luck to you both 🥰
2 months ago
Thank you Nicola - really appreciate your donation and support xx
1 month ago
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Matt Barnes gave $200.00.
Good luck lads!
1 month ago
Thanks Matt for an incredible donation. Appreciate your generosity and support 👍🏼
1 month ago
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Andy Spry gave $50.00.
Good luck, from your English friends. We look forward to watching your journey. With love from The Sprys xxx
1 month ago
Thank you English friends - appreciate the donation and support ❤️👍🏼
1 month ago
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Tim and Sharon Hall gave $50.00.
Go well.
1 month ago
Thanks guys.... Appreciate the support..
1 month ago
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Stephen Brown gave $50.00.
Best of Luck Guys. Drive Safely and enjoy the event
1 month ago
Thanks Mr and Mrs Brown for your donation and support 🙏🏼👍🏼
1 month ago
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Lynne Walton gave $500.00.
Good luck guys, Lynne & David xxx
1 month ago
Thank you both for an incredible donation. We both appreciate your generosity and support xx
1 month ago
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Vintech Systems Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
Good luck from Vintech Systems staffs
1 month ago
Thanks... Appreciate the support...
1 month ago
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Alan Wing gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Thanks Alan - really appreciate the donation and support 👍🏼
1 month ago
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Barcode Australia Pty Ltd gave $1,000.00.
1 month ago
Trina and Evan - thank you for such an amazing donation, that has put us way over the $10K target. Really appreciate your generosity and support
1 month ago
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David Barnes gave $200.00.
Good Luck to you both.....not that you will need it.
1 month ago
Thanks David - we really appreciate the generous donation and support. Love to you all
1 month ago
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lisa kenwrick gave $100.00.
Good luck guys whoop whoop road trip enjoy May the force be with you and your playlist epic lots of love Lisa and Craig xxx
1 month ago
Thank you Lisa and Craig. Promise I’ll be back in time for Tassie!
1 month ago
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Barbara Thorn gave $50.00.
For SES Menai. Have a great time
1 month ago
Thank you Barbara for your donation and support ❤️
1 month ago
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Mark Deacon gave $50.00.
Are you there yet ?
1 month ago
Cheers Mark - will text you when we get there 🧡
1 month ago
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Bob Powell gave $50.00.
From Bob Powell
1 month ago
Thanks Bob - will repay the support when you get in 👍🏼
1 month ago
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Peter Robinson gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Cheers Robbo - really appreciate your generous donation and support 👍🏼
1 month ago
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MJC Autoparts gave $20.00.
Good Luck from MJC Autoparts!
1 month ago
Thank you nice lady - really appreciate your support - Daryl and Keith 👍🏼
1 month ago
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Nikki Henderson gave $20.00.
Good luck guys you’ll smash! And for a fantastic cause too.
4 weeks ago
Thanks Nikki - appreciate your support and donation 👍🏼
4 weeks ago
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Claire Martin gave $50.00.
Excellent work Daryl and hope you enjoy the adventure 😎
4 weeks ago
Thanks Claire - appreciate your support and donation 👍🏼
3 weeks ago
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Deena Pye gave $50.00.
Well done boys Deena & Ross
3 weeks ago
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Alan Jones gave $20.00.
Go Keith ( and James).
3 weeks ago
Thank you Alan - really appreciate your support and donation 👍🏻👏🏻
3 weeks ago
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Robyn Adamson gave $100.00.
Better late than never! :) Keep ‘er lit!!
3 weeks ago
Thank you Robyn - really appreciate your support and donation 👍🏻👏🏻🙏🏼
3 weeks ago
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Ian Arenas gave $50.00.
For James. Even if it’s late I’m sure he still appreciates a late TAT.
3 weeks ago
Thank you Ian - never to late to donate!
2 weeks ago
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Monica Gyenge gave $50.00.
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Jane Horton gave $50.00.
Great job Keith from jane
Team Sponsors
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.