Goal $6,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
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Team Name: Bean Pole Rallying

Drivers: Dave Leszenko & Russ Richardson

We are excited to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024, driving our shitbox from Adelaide to Perth via Uluru.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead 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.

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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.

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raised: $782,953
target: $2,000,000
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1 week ago
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Hudson Leszenko gave $10.00.
Well done Dad and Russ!
1 week ago
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Daniel Ellis gave $200.00.
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Verve Finance Services gave $110.00.
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<p>Meet our Shitbox!! A 1988 Volvo 240 GLE</p><p></p><p>The Volvo influence is from Dave (old man), and the wagon influence from Russ (weirdo)</p><p></p><p>A budget of $1500 for a licensed car really doesn't get you much these days, and with both of us being car enthusiasts we were hanging out to get our hands on something mildly interesting, rather than a Commodore or Falcon with 400,000km which seemed to be all that was coming up on our searches.</p><p></p><p>Now let us qualify the comment on us both claiming to be 'car enthusiasts'. This means that we both have a general interest in automotive things. At no point will we claim that we have any taste at all, but we feel that we have both owned our fair share of interesting cars so far in our lifetimes. Furthermore, we have both previously owned D40 Navara's, which is something of a rite of passage in to 4WDs... IYKYK.</p><p></p><p>Enter the Volvo wagon. Dave has a soft spot for Volvo's, having grown up with them in the family, and now having a classic Volvo of his own, so this gem won him over pretty easily. Russ is always up for buying anything a bit odd, and loves a wagon so the Volvo ticked the boxes.</p><p></p><p>She is far from perfect, but a sensational blank canvas that we hope will come alive and represent the spirit of the Shitbox Rally beautifully.</p>
1 week ago
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Jill Richardson gave $100.00.
Great adventure!
11 hours ago
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Garrick Allen gave $100.00.
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Steve &Sharon Tunbridge gave $50.00.
Looking forward to following you both. All the best with your adventure!
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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.

$41 million over the past 13 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.