May 22nd is not only the start date for the Shitbox Rally 2021 but holds a deeper significance as it is the birthdate of our late father and grandfather who passed away from bowel cancer. The opportunity to participate in such a fun and iconic rally, whilst raising money for such a worthy cause as the Cancer Council is a privilege. The Foxy Ladies of Fountain Gate appreciate your support and generosity, so please join us on our adventure as we prepare to hit the highway.
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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.
This calls for BBQ shapes...we have found our white knight and great hunk of a spunk Shitbox! For a bargain of just $50, we discovered this little gem whilst admiring the red rocket and knew the search for our trusty steed was O-V-A-H!
Introducing the "The Dead Dingo" (for now)
Suggestions to name our little mazzie are welcomed as we are yet to come up with something that sticks. Now the fun begins..oh what a feeling!!
What a wonderful cause to raise money for and awareness of!
What an incredible experience!
We enjoyed the "ride" very much and would recommend this to anyone - even if you are a team of 2 women who know very little about the mechanics of cars.
Thanks to the fantastic support we received from the other members of our Buddy Group and the valued friendships we developed over the week.
Another very big thank you to all the people who donated in many and varied ways to get "Kath, Kim and Shazda" on the road.
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.
Over $26 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.