In June 2021, Chris James and Paul Prickett are taking time out from their day jobs to raise money for Cancer Research - by driving a car (worth less than a grand: a shitbox) across some of Australia's toughest roads, in the Shitbox Rally.
In 2020, whilst the world was dealing with Covid, Chris' father-in-law Paul Cowley was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In the space of 9 months the family's world was turned upside down and whilst Paul put up a good fight, he lost his battle in October.
So we would like to dedicate our rally to Paul aka Pilchard and everyone else (and their loved ones) also fighting cancer on a daily basis.
But we need the help of family and friends to raise as much money as possible. So please dig deep, throw in what you can, no amount is too small. Thank you.
Chris and Paul
This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Alice Springs to Gold Coast (or Gold Coast to Alice) 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 $8,000, 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.
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.
We've bought our shitbox!
Ford Falcon... purchased for $880, 320,000km, smells like something has died in it!
Minimum donation target hit!!!
Now we are officially accepted into the rally... Thanks to everyone that has donated so far.
Another $5k until we hit our personal target.
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.