We are taking part in the Spring 2022 Shitbox Rally!!
October 14 to 21, driving our Shitbox from Mackay Qld to Darwin NT, nearly 3,500 kms of mostly dirt roads and the most worrying part, almost no mobile phone reception.....
Our added challenge is to get the Shitbox to Mackay first, another 2,200 kms...
Shitbox Rally is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 13th year. Our plan is to help through our connections by raising as much as possible to thank the organisers in advance to guarantee our safe return.
These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part as we all have been touched by the scourge of Cancer, so help us bring on its defeat!
Our noble steed is a Holden Astra wagon, a vehicle that spent most of its life carrying flowers behind a hearse so we hope it will remain only near to death, not DOA come Darwin. After all, with 350,000 kms of questionable service history already achieved, surely 7,000 more, mostly on punishing dirt roads should be a dead cert?.......what could go wrong?
Anyway, support us if for no other reason than to see us struggle with the obvious hardships such a trip will entail (did i say no mobile phone reception, and bloody Elon hasn't sent his satellites that way either or we would have.....).
And certainly to see if Max and Peter will ever speak to each other again after probably 200 hrs of being joined at the hip.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour 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.
More than $30 million over the past 12 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.