We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2021 Autumn!! After the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 event, 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 led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 13th year. Part of the participation requirements for teams who's 2020 rally was stolen by Covid-19 is to raise a minimum of $8,000. Many teams will raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2021 Autumn rally target set at $2,500,000 plus. These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.
Both of us have been affected by cancer over the past few years. My close cousin and Rob’s good mate/unofficial brother-in-law, David Gritching, lost his long battle a couple of years ago (he's the one in the loud shirt). My mother Mabel, after whom we've named our rally car, and Rob’s aunt also went the same way a little earlier. As well as getting the car ready and to the physical starting line in Alice, which will be a feat in itself, we need support to get us over the 'financial' starting line.
Fundraising is the hard part, particularly during these current turbulent times, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. 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, 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.
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:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.