Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2022
$3,867
Raised
39%
Our Story …

In October this year our own Ben Parkhill and Rob Glover will set off on a 7 day charity event known as the “Shitbox Rally”. For those unfamiliar with the Shitbox Rally, it’s a long-distance motoring event run in Australia as a fundraiser for cancer research charities. The event is officially endorsed and supported by the Cancer Council. 


The challenge faced by Ben and Rob is to drive a car only worth $1,000 across numerous dirt tracks and river crossings. Only 2WD drive cars are allowed on the rally, so Ben will need to leave his 4WD Landcruiser at home. The journey will see the boys’ drive 3342kms from Mackay to Darwin via Savannah Way. Of a night time they will camp in harsh terrain with the risk of being attacked by snakes, crocodiles and the good old “Aussie drop-bears” :-)   All of this is in good fun, but more importantly in the name of charity.  


Many of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Between now and the rally in October we are starting to fundraise. All donations count, big or small and are 100% tax deductible. We would really appreciate your support. Please be sure to leave some words of encouragement or travel tips for the boys when making a donation. We don’t believe either of them do much camping, so they will need all of the advice they can get!


Over the coming months we will learn more about their vehicle of choice and if either of the boys have any camping or mechanical car experience. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for the next update! 


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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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e Fire & Safety gave $750.00.
1 month ago
Hi Rick and all of the team at E-Fire & Safety. Many thanks for this generous donation and getting us kick-started with our fundraising campaign. We appreciate it.
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $1.00.
Sacrificed my 7/11 coffee for this.
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NUKE GAY WHALES FOR JESUS! gave $1.00.
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Thanks for the donation.
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trent anset gave $25.00.
1 month ago
Hi Trent, thanks for your support and much appreciated.
1 month ago
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David Thurn gave $2,000.00.
Great efforts guys, respect!
1 month ago
Hi David. Thank you so very much. We will continue to endeavour raising more for this great cause off the back of your generous donation. Thank you once again.
1 month ago
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Steven Lam gave $100.00.
Looking forward the the dusty,sweaty photos of you both baking in that $1000 car!
1 month ago
Thanks very much for the donation Steve. There will be lots of photos. We are just really hoping the air-con holds up!
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Jessica Brown gave $40.00.
1 month ago
Hi Jess. Thank you for your support. This track will be a little rougher than the Wednesday night running track. :-)
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Let The Fun Be Gin gave $200.00.
1 month ago
Thank you very much for your kind donation and helping us towards our goal. Please be sure to keep following our page for further updates on our progress.
1 month ago
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Michael Reid gave $100.00.
Hope your shitbox has low range!!
1 month ago
Thanks for this Mick. The low range we have will be like the Flintstones car.... using our feet!
1 month ago
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Chris Benson gave $50.00.
Best of luck Rob and Ben, going to be an amazing adventure for a good cause. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back. Don’t forget your baby wipes for the constant pommy washes along the way.
1 month ago
Thanks for the donation and tips Chris. Let Troy know the Kellogg's cereal box will be getting packed in case any emergency gaskets need to be made.
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Jenny Sadler gave $100.00.
1 week ago
Thanks for this Jenny. It's going to be one big adventure! We will be certain to post some videos showing how tough we are doing it. :-)
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ELECTRA CABLES gave $500.00.
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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.