Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2021
$15,534
Raised
155%
Our Story …

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.

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Here's what I'm doing …

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.

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raised: $2,561,598
target: $2,450,000
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David James gave $50.00.
https://www.healthline.com/health/drinking-urine Just FYI
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Sarah Wood gave $50.00.
Bring on the mullet!
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Justine Marino gave $50.00.
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Amelia Eagan gave $50.00.
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Tamara Heath gave $50.00.
Good on you guys! I'm a little jealous, wish I was going too.
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jen currie gave $30.00.
can't wait to see the mullet
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Troy Graham gave $100.00.
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Michele Guai gave $100.00.
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Kate DALY gave $100.00.
Good luck Chris! What a great cause. Kate
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Gavin Maloney gave $50.00.
Hey Chris & navigator. Wishing you all the very best and thank you for helping making a difference in the fight against this terrible disease. It has deeply affected me and my family. Drive safe and expect Top Gear ⚙️ production value from your experience 🤣
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Simon Connell gave $50.00.
Good luck, fella. It looks fucking mental. PS More than happy for some of this to go towards a Smurf outfit.
1 year ago
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Stuart Blackhurst gave $200.00.
Good luck, may there be plenty of mayhem. Stu, Sam, Ollie, Harry & Poppy xxx
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Dave Mugford gave $50.00.
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Jordan Manning-Ferguson gave $50.00.
There better be Mullets
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Dan Simon gave $100.00.
Donated on one condition - If you drink any beer, it must be Emu Export Lager.
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Allison Massey gave $20.00.
Looking forward to watching you guys in mayhem. Well done in backing the Cancer Council in all that they do.
1 year ago
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Imagination gave $1,390.00.
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Kate Goodwin gave $100.00.
It takes mullets, mayhem and guts. Good luck M&M. Will be there with you in spirit through every corrugation, massive pothole sequence, and 5 hour fuel queue. Hope you like meat. Kate "Dumpster Driver" G. xxx
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Resolution X Pty Ltd gave $640.00.
1 year ago
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Chris James gave $104.00.
Lolly Jar donation... Thanks to everyone at Imagination
1 year ago
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Derek Prickett gave $500.00.
Best of Luck Hope all goes well Lots of Love Mum and Dad P
1 year ago
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Generate gave $500.00.
Looking forward to stories from the outback. Goodluck Chris & Paul!!
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Angela Italiano gave $100.00.
Good one you two. Personally, I would rather remove my toe nails with a can opener than drive a zillion kilometres across Australia. You are better men than me - that's for sure. X
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Jane Cowley gave $500.00.
go for it!!! Jane and Paul
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Jules Lye gave $50.00.
Have a fun drive dudes! Love Jules, Liz and Nico x
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We've bought our shitbox!

Ford Falcon... purchased for $880, 320,000km, smells like something has died in it!

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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.

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andrew letho gave $100.00.
Safe travels muppets
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Nicholas Bruning gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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John Joyce gave $100.00.
Great cause. Good luck with all ! JJ
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Scott Kesby gave $100.00.
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John Ruddick Home Loans gave $200.00.
Stay safe!
2 months ago
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Angela Italiano gave $100.00.
Good chaps.
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Cath & Tone Italiano gave $50.00.
Don't slip your mind.
2 months ago
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Jon Pearce gave $50.00.
What a great idea! Have oodles of fun guys :)
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FLETCHERWILSON gave $200.00.
Paulie + Chris - good luck gents - it's no small undertaking this but we're sure you're up for the challenge! Don't forget your puncture repair kit. x Nat + Rob + FLETCHERWILSON
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SCOTT DENTON-CARDEW gave $200.00.
What a superb cause. Have a fantastic time and be safe. Gods speed!!
2 months ago
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Kevin & Noeline McMurtrie gave $100.00.
A very worthwhile cause.
2 months ago
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Natalie McDonagh gave $100.00.
Go lads!
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Rob Tanner gave $50.00.
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Chris Mills gave $50.00.
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Tony Durston gave $100.00.
I can’t believe I’m sponsoring you to do something you’d happily pay to do! Aren't these charity things meant to entail some kind of hardship or sacrifice? Paul, I still have Nam-style flashbacks to the times I’ve been in a car with Chris, so I think it best that you drive. Good luck you big-hearted petrol heads. X
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Warren Brown gave $100.00.
Go mate, are you going to wear a wig or mullet hair extensions? Good luck Chris.
1 month ago
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Anna Loi gave $200.00.
Have fun guys! Looking forward to seeing lots of photos.
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Willhemina Wahlin gave $100.00.
You've promised mullets and mayhem - don't let me down!
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Student gave $20.00.
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Sansons Chartered Accountants gave $100.00.
Good luck
1 month ago
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Graham Wilson gave $200.00.
This is a fantastic cause and I’m delighted to support you guys. All the very best Graham
1 month ago
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Matt Webster gave $200.00.
All the very best of luck from the UK with your epic adventure. Having been main-lining the character Fuse when playing Apex Legends in the last few weeks I feel that I'm an honorary Aussie mullet so I'll be virtually back-seat driving with you!
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BTLi Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
Go you good guys. Great cause to raise money for. Good luck with the old rattler!
1 month ago
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Amy Crawford gave $50.00.
Good luck guys, hope the shitbox sees you through!
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Gristmill gave $100.00.
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Paul Prickett gave $50.00.
Cash donation from Aunty Marie.
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Kate Goodwin gave $100.00.
Go you good things! Pack those wet wipes and mullet bandanas. All the best out there 👍👍👍
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Anonymous gave $2,150.00.
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Kudos Fitzroy gave $100.00.
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Darryl Dixon gave $100.00.
Thanks for your years of support to 1200kms for kids.....this is the least we can do
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Barry Clarke gave $50.00.
Good luck guys!
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Mary Grech gave $50.00.
Good luck! from cousin Mary & Manuel
2 weeks ago
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Liam Brown gave $100.00.
To boldly go... Great work guys! Watch out, the hills have eyes.
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interparcel gave $2,390.00.
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Jim McGrath gave $500.00.
Great effort fellas - Safe travels! Jim, Clare, Ben & Annabelle
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Adam Petta gave $100.00.
Make sure the gin ethanol goes into the tank - not your mouth!!!!!!!!! Good luck boys. Doing an amazing things for amazing people. Safe travels. The Petta’s
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Auction: Handmade leather mask - The Pan Mask
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Helen James gave $220.00.
Enjoy the adventure. Thank you for all you’re doing. Dad will be your back seat driver 😂
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Karen Kandur gave $100.00.
Good luck boys!
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Esther & Richard De La Cruz gave $100.00.
Such a great initiative and awesome effort guys! Safe travels and bring on the next breakthrough research you’re funding!!🤩🙌🏻
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Irene Katrib gave $100.00.
Amazing cause, well done. Safe travels and enjoy the ride.
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Steven Miller gave $50.00.
Great work Chris, a worthwhile cause. Sounds like too much fun.
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Diane Sarkies gave $100.00.
Auction - Site Pizza voucher + a bit extra
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Pippa O’Regan gave $100.00.
Nice work CJ - good luck and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do 🤣
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Sophie Petta gave $130.00.
Sophie Petta
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Peter Byrnes gave $50.00.
Good luck Guys
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Jane Cowley gave $100.00.
You are both doing a great thing. Jane
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Carmel Harrington gave $100.00.
Good luck adventuring
2 days ago
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Brett Covell gave $530.00.
Best of luck gents, great cause
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Esther De La Cruz gave $100.00.
You two have fun, stay safe and know at every single km you’re making a hell of a difference 🧡🙌🏻
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

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:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.