Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2022
$1,295
Raised
26%
Our Story …

Hey everyone – if you are reading this page you are wanting to hear what crazy adventures the duo Mel Harrison (aka Sitting Low Reaching High) and Jacob Graham (aka Access Adventures) have coming up! Yes, that’s right – crazy…we have been accepted to participate in the upcoming Shitbox Rally (drive a car worth less then $1500) from Mackay to Darwin in October. Little Mel is beyond stoked about doing this and is one of her absolute dreams to be able to do such an adventure, whilst raising money for the cancer council. It wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t have Jacob from Access Adventures coming on the journey with me to support me! There are two huge reasons that I (Mel) want to be apart of this journey and they are …

Our team “Breaking down Barriers” is exactly what it means – I have spent my whole life trying to do this in every aspect of my life, not just for me; but to help others with disability to be able to believe they can do things if they have the right supports or people in their life. I believe this journey will open the eyes up to many about what is possible.


The second reason is like many loosing people to cancer is very close to my heart. My very first friend as a child in hospital when I was sick had brain cancer and left the hospital and I never saw her again, her beautiful spirit stays in me everyday. My grandmother who I never met who is the lady of our family passed away at 35 from cancer, my best friend died 3 years ago to bladder cancer and more recently the head of the “Harrison” family passed last year in COVID times and we never got to say goodbye due to restrictions. I am wanting to honour this rally to those 4 amazing individuals and many others I’ve known over the years that have shaped me and others in my life and this has what has driven me to do something crazy where they would all be up there saying “you a complete nut mel” to raise money for cancer and the prevention of it. Because as we all know going through cancer is dreadful and watching someone going cancer is too.


This will also be the first Shitbox rally where someone in a wheelchair and driving with hand controls will be doing it. It will be tough, remote land isn't overly wheelchair accessible, and finding toilets and showers will be a challenge, whilst camping in a different location every night. We will be providing constant updates through stories, posts and reels, so follow me on Instagram @sittinglowreachinghigh and on my Facebook page "Sitting Low, Reaching High" We are in the process of getting a car, decorating it and starting the prep so watch this space.


To say the least - we are stoked we have this opportunity to do this – Please get behind us peeps and help by donating to the cancer council through our page and sharing it across all your networks.

Love to you all
Mel and Jacob x

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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.

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Thea Depold gave $50.00.
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Robina Jones gave $50.00.
Go Mel!
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L K gave $200.00.
Go Team Breaking Down Barriers! Keep doing that thing that you do!! :)
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Jessica Parszos gave $50.00.
You’re smashing barriers Mel💥
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Rachel Spencer gave $100.00.
Drive safe, have fun, sit low and reach high my friend.
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Simone Robinson gave $50.00.
Melly, is there anything you can’t do babe…… besides walk. Ha ha ha. If anyone else sees this message please relax, Mel will snort laugh at this comment.
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Mairi Macintyre gave $50.00.
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Annie Harrison gave $200.00.
Hey Mel, you are an inspiration! I am sure you will revel in the adventure. And more money for cancer research... not hard to donate to that cause. Annie
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Jane Thomson gave $100.00.
Go you good thing. Such an amazing role model and all round great person. Great cause too xx
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Indre McGlinn gave $200.00.
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Denise Robertson gave $200.00.
Go our Mighty Mel!!! You’re a legend!! Mwah!!💋
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Sean Connelly gave $25.00.
Good luck guys - Sean Connelly
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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.

More than $30 million over the past 12 years 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.