We are honouring a great mate and all round good bloke Richard 'Rick' Napthali who sadly lost his life too soon to Melanoma Cancer on the 16th October 2017. He was a very loved member of the Capella and surrounding communities and in later years by others in NSW. Rick made such a positive impact on anyone he came in to contact with and was loved by all.
Rick's last trip was a driving holiday through Queensland and the Northern Territory in mid 2017 catching up with new and old friends. We are pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2022 Spring this year driving from Mackay to Darwin.
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 13th year. As a minimum was have to raise $5,000 but our hope is to raise more than this.
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.
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.
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:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.