Hope everybody is well and look forward to catching up.
Wonder if you might be able to provide a little help via a tax deductable donation to The Cancer Council? Personal or Company it does not matter to those receiving treatment! We will sell company logo advertising space on our car!
Scotty Thomas an old mate and I are taking on the challenge of completing the Shitbox Rally and doing our bit raising much needed funds for cancer research!!! The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th year. All teams cover their own costs via registration, catering and camping fees, fuel etc. We will be sleeping under the stars in our swags which is a bit outside our normal comfort zones, and travelling 500-700km per day!
The event from 22-28 May will see all teams driving their shitboxes (value no more than $1000) from Alice Springs via dirt roads through many large cattle stations to the Gold Coast via the Gulf of Carpentaria. To make it more challenging we will be driving our shitbox 2001 Ford Falcon station wagon as pictured below from Orange on 15 May to Alice Springs. Yes we are looneys as hope to cover 7500kms to the Gold Coast, then another 1000km home, and all in 2 weeks! But its not about us as the main event is raising funds for the Cancer Council so this is where we need your help by hitting the donate tab. You provide the donation/company logo sticker (or we can get produced) and we advertise you around most of Australia. What a bargain and we can talk!!!
Our goal is to raise $20000 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.
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.