Hi! We're Jess and Em, and we're taking our Battle Beetle - a 2004 VW Beetle cabriolet - on the Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024 from Adelaide to Perth, via the Oodnadatta Track and Uluru.
We have a number of donation packages and you can get some very cool Battle Beetle merch of your own!
You can also dedicate a rainforest tree to someone impacted by cancer - these trees will be planted in our forest regeneration zone, and will be marked with their name on biodegradable ribbon. You'll get to see your tree via photos and videos.
Donations: we'll chuck in some Bertie Beetles with all donations over $100.
$25 - Bertie Beetle chocolates
$50 - Battle Beetle stubby cooler and rainforest tree
$100 - Rainforest tree and Battle Beetle stubby coolers x 2
$200 - Rainforest tree and Battle Beetle running/military shirt
$350 - Rainforest tree, Battle Beetle running/military shirt and stubby cooler
$500 - Rainforest tree, Battle Beetle running/military shirt x 2 and stubby cooler.
Merchandise will be ordered in batches and be sent out to our donors. Shirts come in a wide range of adults and kids sizes. When you donate, please let us know your size and, if relevant, shirt colour preference. We'll contact you for your address!
Shitbox Rally is the largest community-led fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the Autumn 2024 rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.
These funds go to 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.
Stay up to date with our Shitbox Rally adventure on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BattleBeetleSBR
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, 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.
$41 million over the past 13 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.