Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2022
$2,553
Raised
51%
Our Story …

The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and Gavin and Alison are excited to announce that they are taking part in 2022!! This spring, all teams will drive their shitboxes (cars under $1000) from Mackay to Darwin, via the Savannah way, hoping to raise $2,500,000 plus!

Like many of you, our lives have been touched by this dreadful disease. We lost our mother, Sandra, in 2016 aged 73 to lung cancer despite never being a smoker and otherwise extremely healthy. Around the same time, Gavin watched his close friend, Mick and his children, lose their wife and mother, Tammy, aged only 53 to the same disease, again a non-smoker.

Two years ago Alison’s daughter Jordan was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer, at the young age of 16, that until recently saw less than 20% of patients survive. Fortunately, research into this aggressive cancer has increased those odds greatly and Jordan is winning her fight.

We are proud to support such a worthy charity and help fund future cancer research. Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 to support the research that could change outcomes for people like Sandra and Tammy in the future.

Fundraising is the critical requirement for us in this event and the hardest part. Any donation you can give will be greatly appreciated and help to change lives. All donations are tax deductible! 

Please make sure to follow our progress via this page.

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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.

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raised: $225,519
target: $2,500,000
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<p>We have the car! 1999 VT Commodore</p>
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Lucy Siemers gave $200.00.
What an amazing experience this will be, and will provide memories that will last a lifetime.
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Katrina Spencer gave $100.00.
Your Mum would be pleased. Xxx
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Jen Simpson gave $200.00.
Great cause. Safe travels; I hope neither of you have to get out and push!
1 month ago
Thank you - not sure pushing will do me much harm in fact may be good for me!
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Rusty Kadow gave $50.00.
Love ya work guys, safe travels 👍❤️
1 month ago
Thanks Rusty for the donation. Truly appreciated
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Emmalee Atze gave $25.00.
Great cause to support. Good luck with the trip!!
3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your support!
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Lisa and Philip Durrant gave $100.00.
Good luck a fantastic cause and hopefully a lot of fun xxx
1 month ago
Thanks Lisa and I am sure we will. Hope all is well with you and yours xx
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Annely Williams gave $50.00.
Have a blast Ali and bloody well done xx
1 month ago
Thanks Annely, truly appreciate the support xx
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Tania Coad gave $50.00.
Go team Ally
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Thanks Tania - we will look you up on our dirve up to Mackay xx
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Elly Horvat gave $15.00.
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Thank you so much Elly x
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Jason Cooper gave $200.00.
Great stuff!! Sounds like a hoot!
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Thank you!
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leah Vincent gave $100.00.
viAmazing contribution guys for cancer. Enjoy and well done we can not wait to hear of your adventure. D, L, A and H
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Thank you for the donation - we will keep everyone updated on our progress :)
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Romi Benesh gave $30.00.
good luck! this is a really awesome thing!
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Thank you Romi - your support is appreciated.
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Eddie Lampe gave $50.00.
Good stuff and good luck Ali Ed
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Hey there - thank you so much for the donation :)
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Indee Whateley gave $33.00.
Have an aweaome time guys! 😀💛
3 weeks ago
Thank you Indee so much for your support!
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Rachelle Taylor gave $50.00.
Good luck Alison!
3 weeks ago
Thank you so much - you do realise I am not taking the laptop with dont you?!
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Bernie Wise gave $50.00.
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Thank you Bernie for your support. Truly appreciated
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<p>Watching all the posts from the current Autum rally (Newcastle to Mackay) and getting excited. A little nervous about the dress up costumes though!</p>
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Riverland Grown gave $500.00.
Well done guys! All the best - The Riverland Grown Team
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Ryan Mclaren gave $50.00.
Good luck guys, have a fun safe trip!
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Mercorella Group gave $500.00.
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Fresh Fruit For You gave $200.00.
Best of luck
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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.

In the past 12 years, over 29 million dollars 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.