Yes, you heard it correctly, the two Ben’s of Beecroft (Hopkins and Groth) will soon be heading out on the crazy adventure which is the Shitbox Rally. In our trusty 1997 Volvo 850, we will embark from the Gold Coast on 5 June, and arrive in Alice Springs via the Gulf of Carpentaria 7 days later (hopefully in the same car!).
For the uninitiated, the Shitbox Rally is in its 12th year, and requires participants driving a car worth no more than $1,000 approximately 4,000 kms across the outback (ie mostly on dirt!), all the name of raising funds for the Cancer Council.
We are dedicating our entry to Steve Garrigan (Ben Hopkin’s Best Mate and Groomsman), who was tragically taken by cancer only 12 months ago. We are hoping to raise $15,000 to support vital research to kill off all forms of this insidious disease. We would sincerely love your help in achieving this dream. Any donation you can spare helps the Cancer Council tackle this blight on society. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.
Cheers Ben and Ben.
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.