Goal $8,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2021
$9,034
Raised
113%
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: $2,942,692
target: $2,450,000
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1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $750.00.
1 year ago
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We have a shitbox! 750 hard earned dollars have gone on this volvo wagon ( = estate for the antipodeans amongst you). A mere 440,000 kilometres on the clock, a cassette player in the hifi department and an exhaust growl which is probably a bit too loud. So, a few things to be done to get ready, but we're on the way...

1 year ago
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Patricia Greenway gave $60.00.
Good Luck. We look forward to reading all about it. Pat and David
1 year ago
That's great, thank you Pat.
1 year ago
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Mike Cole gave $100.00.
surely the Volvo 440 would have been a better bet?
1 year ago
Thanks Mike, very kind. I will defer to the technical director for comments on car or is it engine size! I only have opinion on colours. A
1 year ago
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Michael and Pam gave $100.00.
I have no idea how much a AUS$ is worth and am worried that I have either donated too much or too little. Either way c’mon England - great result today - hopefully your Aussie mates will read this!! Good luck
1 year ago
Thanks, Michael, very kind. I'm sure the rugby result boosted your donation! A
1 year ago
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Robin Ekblom gave $20.00.
Have a good trip. M&D
1 year ago
Hi Robin & Joyce, many thanks for your donation. Very much appreciated. A
1 year ago
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Nicky Roberts gave $75.00.
Wish I was coming too!! What fun, and for such a good cause. Go you two! xx
1 year ago
Nicky, thank you so much. It's certainly one way to see Australia, but I'm not sure how I'll feel about sand when we've finished! A
1 year ago
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Mishka Astle gave $50.00.
What a great adventure! Great cause. Good luck. Love from Bear, Mishka and Yael
1 year ago
Thank you, Mish. I fear our vintage Volvo won't be a comfy as yours! A&S
1 year ago
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Kentigern Haworth gave $100.00.
What a hoot! You’re going to I have such a great time and for such a great cause. Looking forward to the full match report....lots of love from Kent, Em, Libby and Goggs xxx
1 year ago
Hello to the Haworths. Thank you so much for your donation. Any thoughts about driving in sand, Kent, you must be improving your skills by now?! A
1 year ago
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Sally Dangerfield gave $100.00.
Good luck you two. You are going to have an absolute blast. Very jealous xxx love from the Dangerfields
1 year ago
That's the plan! Hoping not too much in the way of engineering skill or medical skills are required! Thank you so much for your donation, v. appreciated. Ali
1 year ago
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Joanne Wilson gave $200.00.
Have fun!
1 year ago
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Marilyn Whalley gave $100.00.
Have great fun for a great cause. Love from M and M
1 year ago
Dear M&M, thank you so much, that's very generous and kind. Ali x
1 year ago
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Charlotte Vickerstaff gave $100.00.
Good luck to you guys from the Vickerstaffs!! Can't believe you're going to do this! If you need a shitbox, we have a couple on our drive!!
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A Cole gave $750.00.
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Anonymous gave $350.00.
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Alison Cole gave $350.00.
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Anonymous gave $250.00.
Sale of Painting
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1 month ago
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joanne wilson gave $175.00.
1 month ago
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Andy Ryan gave $100.00.
Good luck and enjoy the journey, hope its not too cold/wet as I sleep in my warm dry bed. Hope you have plenty of wine to get you through Andy and Victoria Ryan
1 month ago
Many thanks, very generous. The one good thing about a volvo estate is that there is room in the back to sleep. May only be room for one, though! Ali
1 month ago
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Donation for painting
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Anonymous gave $54.00.
Donations from GP Axis (Biscuit sale)
1 month ago
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Bek Kotz gave $50.00.
Good luck and have fun!
1 month ago
Hi Bek, Thanks for your donation - really appreciated. We'll need all the luck we can get, but will certainly have fun doing it! Cheers, Simon & Ali
1 month ago
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Vanessa Emmett gave $100.00.
What an adventure! Remember to keep smiling. Bon voyage! xxxx
1 month ago
Dear Ness, thank you so much for your donation, that's very generous. We will keep you posted on the ups and downs of life on the road in a crappy old car! Ali xx
1 month ago
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Charlotte Vickerstaff gave $100.00.
Good luck Ali and Simon! What a blast - if the car is as good inside as it looks on the outside, this should be a doddle!! Great spray painting btw, Ali! Looking forward to seeing the Instagram stories and photos. Lots of love, Charl and Matt and the girls xxx
1 month ago
Dear Vickerstaffs, what could be difficult about driving 6,000km across the desert in a crappy old car?! Well...we'll let you know. Thanks so much for your very generous donation, we will keep you posted. Ali xx
1 month ago
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Kylie Magor gave $50.00.
You guys are amazing! What an awesome thing to do to help raise funds for cancer research. Good luck and have fun! Your braver than me! x
1 month ago
Cheers, Kylie, thanks for supporting a great cause. I'm sure there will be challenges along the way! Ali
1 month ago
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Nicky and Simon Roberts gave $50.00.
Wish we were coming too, it looks AMAZING!!! Good luck and FINGERS CROSSED you make it to the finish line intact! Much love, Nicky & Simon xxx
1 month ago
Dear Nicky & Simon, thany you so much, you are very generous..we're now in Alice, so we've made it to the start line! A good pre rally warm up... Just been in the bar, where the lantern was well and truely swinging with tales of previous rallies. The fun really starts. Ali & Simon x
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Tania Young gave $100.00.
Good luck Ali & Simon! Car looks fab.
1 month ago
Dear Tania, thank you so much. That is so kind. Well,weve made it to Alice - the start line. Still in one piece. Now the fun really starts. Ali & Simon
1 month ago
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Susan Clarnette gave $100.00.
Well done Ali and Simon - great cause Hope you make it! Susie and Richard Clarnette
1 month ago
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Kent Haworth gave $100.00.
You crazy peeps!!! Love it. What a blast. Have fun and send lots of photos. 😊😊😊 Lots of love. Kent, Em, Libby and Goggs xxx
1 month ago
No more crazy than running a marathon in the middle of the night in an arctic country...although there may be a few more beers involved!! Line of departure in 1 hr 20m. Vehicle in peak condition!!! Just hope nothing falls off too soon. A & S x
3 weeks ago
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Jane Landers gave $200.00.
Well done. Good cause. Look forward to some stories!!
3 weeks ago
Jane, thank you so much for your very generous donation. It was great to be part of the rally and as you say for a great cause. See you soon. Ali
3 weeks ago
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Karl Robinson gave $100.00.
3 weeks ago
Thanks Karl, for your donation. We loved the rally driving. Not tòo many bits fell off! Ali & Simon
3 weeks ago
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Fiona Ducker gave $100.00.
Well played. Enjoyed following along. Look forward to the stories.
3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your donation. Great to be part of the rally. I had my doubts that we would make it, but the volvo came through, obviously with Simon's TLC and tinkering under the bonnet! See you soon. Ali
2 weeks ago
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Mike Cole gave $100.00.
Beats running across a desert to raise money. Fewer blisters i imagine.
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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.