Goal $8,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$7,522
Raised
94%
Our Story …

Team Name: BeanPole 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.

raised: $3,008,564
target: $2,000,000
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Bean Pole Rallying Feed
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6 months ago
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Hudson Leszenko gave $10.00.
Well done Dad and Russ!
6 months ago
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Daniel Ellis gave $200.00.
6 months ago
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Verve Finance Services gave $110.00.
6 months ago
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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>
6 months ago
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Jill Richardson gave $100.00.
Great adventure!
5 months ago
Thanks Mum :)
6 months ago
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Garrick Allen gave $100.00.
6 months ago
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Steve &Sharon Tunbridge gave $50.00.
Looking forward to following you both. All the best with your adventure!
5 months ago
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Bart Boelen gave $100.00.
Volvo drivers .. ..
5 months ago
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David & Jayne Blackwell gave $100.00.
Great cause Good luck and safe travels
5 months ago
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Lisa Tassone gave $100.00.
5 months ago
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Sionna Macaulay gave $20.00.
Go Dave & Russ! Great cause guys
5 months ago
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Sharron Govender gave $150.00.
5 months ago
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Katie Hollingshead gave $20.00.
Brilliant Cause, Thanks guys!
5 months ago
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Paul Gillingham gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Grant Cucel gave $200.00.
Good on ya lads! Have a great trip. Awesome cause!
5 months ago
Thanks Grunta!! Much appreciated
5 months ago
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ADVENTURE CURATED gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Mike!! Really looking forward to this trip, just need a bit of help with the planning... any tips?
5 months ago
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Ben Ferguson gave $500.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Ben! Very generous and greatly appreciated
5 months ago
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Tom & Roxanne Morrissey gave $100.00.
Trusty Volvo! Can’t go wrong!
5 months ago
It seems everyone has a some history with a Volvo (or a few!) Thank you for your donation
5 months ago
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Paul & Lynette Blechynden gave $150.00.
Go for it Russell
5 months ago
Thank you for your donation Paul and Lynette, much appreciated!
5 months ago
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Neil Morrissey gave $50.00.
Well done.
5 months ago
Thanks Neil!!
5 months ago
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Ricardo Muller gave $20.00.
5 months ago
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Emma Williams gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Rajiv Maya Nikhil Kapur gave $101.00.
A Noble effort to create a Happy and Healthy World.
5 months ago
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Nate Leszenko gave $22.00.
Good luck Dad and Russ
5 months ago
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Alyssa Leszenko gave $19.00.
Wishing you well Dad and Russ
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $150.00.
5 months ago
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Justin & Nina Morrissey gave $500.00.
5 months ago
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Jeff Pearse gave $100.00.
5 months ago
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Aaron Richardson gave $200.00.
Beige Volvo… James May?
5 months ago
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horgancreative gave $250.00.
5 months ago
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Craig Saunders gave $100.00.
4 months ago
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Anna Broughton gave $50.00.
Best of luck guys
4 months ago
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Barbara Kinder gave $30.00.
Best of luck guys, it’s for a good cause!!
4 months ago
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Shoreline plumbing and gas services gave $100.00.
4 months ago
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Aaron Kidd gave $500.00.
4 months ago
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Daniel Miller gave $50.00.
Well done guys. Good luck!
3 months ago
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Wally de Bruyn gave $50.00.
Have fun
3 months ago
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Steve Edwards gave $200.00.
3 months ago
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Chris Lagana gave $50.00.
Good luck Dave, hope it all runs smoothly! Great cause!
3 months ago
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Ebony and Jason Syred gave $200.00.
All the best Russ
2 months ago
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Allana Tunbridge gave $100.00.
Have fun Davo! Travel safe. Love the Tunbridge's
2 months ago
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Kim Yii gave $50.00.
Amazing work for a great cause.
2 months ago
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Jackie Murphy gave $100.00.
Good luck David and Russ. Safe trip boys in the Volvo. Regards Jackie &Rick Murphy
2 months ago
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Adrian Poropat gave $50.00.
Good Luck Dave enjoy the experience
2 months ago
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Jill Richardson gave $1,000.00.
Enjoy the trip Russ and Dave. This fundraising has taken on a whole new meaning now.
2 months ago
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Roger & Val Mandel gave $200.00.
Great work boys, The Volvo will make it I'm sure!
2 months ago
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Elisabeth Stuart-Coombe gave $100.00.
Have a great trip Russell
2 months ago
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Erin Webster (Albuino) gave $50.00.
Amazing! So glad that Aaron knew about it. Good luck!!
2 months ago
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Joanne Richardson gave $100.00.
From Jo, for Aaron 💖
1 month ago
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Tamzin & Payman Hasani gave $20.00.
What a trip this will be! Good luck Russ
1 month ago
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Bianca Jankovic gave $50.00.
Hope you have an incredible adventure for this worthy cause
1 month ago
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Lee Lawrence gave $100.00.
Good Luck - The Lawrences
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
Hope you have a great time mate, a worthy cause!
1 month ago
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Jasmin Dyson gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Meryl Ferguson gave $200.00.
For Aaron and all those who suffer
1 month ago
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Kit Leake gave $100.00.
Go Russell and co Kit
1 month ago
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Chris Angel gave $100.00.
Good luck fellas!
1 month ago
Champ! Thank you
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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.

$46 million over the past 15 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.