Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$10,038
Raised
100%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Adelaide to Perth.


This will be the 4th Shitbox Rally for the Barnes Family.

Ken & Lou have signed up to participate in this rally taking on the fundraising & of course the adventure that comes along with it.


Our reason to rally...... We do this in memory of family members, friends, workmates, and community connections with hope funds raised contribute to greater research outcomes into the future allowing better treatment, detections and ways to eradicate this insidious disease that has taken far too many loved ones from us all.


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: $2,718,973
target: $2,000,000
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7 months ago
DADFA's
Heather & Frank Ballard gave $50.00.
Great job guys😘😘
3 months ago
Legends - Thank you so much for the donation
3 months ago
Legends - Thank you so much for the donation
6 months ago
DADFA's
Richard Reynolds gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thank you ! Honored to rally in memory of Tracey.
6 months ago
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Sunshine Barossa gave $440.00.
6 months ago
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Square the Spiral gave $990.00.
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John Lois Tippett gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thank you, John & Lois.
6 months ago
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Golden River Motor Inn gave $990.00.
5 months ago
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PGFS gave $440.00.
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Techforce Personnel gave $990.00.
3 months ago
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Lindsay & Heather Henderson gave $500.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Mum & Dad! x
3 months ago
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Avylon Magarey gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thank you Avy!
3 months ago
Thank you Avy!
3 months ago
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R H & G A Dawkins Plumbing gave $100.00.
2 months ago
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Tanunda Hotel gave $390.00.
2 months ago
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Nicky Field gave $100.00.
In memory of my twin brother Morgan Ross
1 month ago
Thank you Nicky - Honoured to carry Morgan's name on our journey
2 months ago
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Kellie Robertson gave $200.00.
Good Luck guys on reaching your target and have a bloody good time doing it ! Kellie & Hartso
1 month ago
Thank you Kellie & Hartso - Honoured to carry Jan's name on the Journey Wish us luck on the Journey home so we make it in time for the wedding!!! Pressure is on!
2 months ago
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Vicki Kokolakis gave $500.00.
1 month ago
Thank you to Australian Grain Technologies - AGT. Appreciate the support.
2 months ago
DADFA's
Tristan Coram gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thanks Tristian ........apologies in advance if this is all I'm talking about over next few months!
1 month ago
DADFA's
Robyn Rehn gave $500.00.
Hoping that all that time spent in the car together is like a second honeymoon! All the best Lou & Ken, you're doing a great thing.
1 month ago
Thank you Robyn! Honoured to carry Brenton's name with us on the journey - there will be lots of fun memories and time for reflection.
1 month ago
DADFA's
Sandra Beard gave $100.00.
In memory of Gary Nelson
1 month ago
Honoured to carry your Dads name with us - he would have loved to be part of these shenanigans
1 month ago
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Auto Masters Barossa gave $200.00.
Awesome work Ken & Lou!!! Good luck on the rally! Chris & Sophie- Auto Masters Barossa
1 month ago
Thank you Chris & Sophie - your support has been very much appreciated from business and donations
1 month ago
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M and m Sunderland gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank you Marj & Morrie - Much appreciated
1 month ago
DADFA's
Helen Rimington gave $100.00.
In memory of Lee Mosionek
1 month ago
Thank you Helen
1 month ago
DADFA's
Vicki Barnes gave $200.00.
for Rus and Bec
1 month ago
THANK YOU xx
1 month ago
DADFA's
Yvonne Brown gave $100.00.
Fighting for Wayne Brown
1 week ago
Honor to carry Waynes's name with us ! Lots of laughs and fun along the way - and photos for you all watching us on the journey!
4 weeks ago
DADFA's
Megan Samain gave $20.00.
Raffle donation.
1 week ago
Thank you !
3 weeks ago
DADFA's
Lisa & Leigh Underwood gave $40.00.
Well done guys!
1 week ago
Thank you !
3 weeks ago
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Andys Airconditioning & Mechanical gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Thank you !
3 weeks ago
DADFA's
Vicki Barnes gave $50.00.
For raffle tickets
3 weeks ago
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James Kain gave $50.00.
Raffle
3 weeks ago
DADFA's
Lou Barnes gave $960.00.
Raffle
3 weeks ago
DADFA's
Anthony Hahn gave $200.00.
1 week ago
Thank you !
3 weeks ago
DADFA's
Lisa McDonald gave $75.00.
1 week ago
Thank you !
1 week ago
DADFA's
Vicki Kokolakis gave $50.00.
Good luck Lou and Ken!
1 week ago
Thank you! Sorry to dump you with all the work for 2 weeks!
1 week ago
DADFA's
Shelley Hoklas gave $20.00.
Great effort guys!!
1 week ago
Thanks Shelley!
1 week ago
DADFA's
Susan Robertson gave $50.00.
Take care and have a fabulous time!
6 days ago
DADFA's
Christine & Kelvin Henderson gave $50.00.
Have a great time Lou and Ken!!!
5 days ago
DADFA's
Lou Barnes gave $33.00.
Donation tin :)
3 days ago
DADFA's
Square & Spiral Pty Ltd gave $1,200.00.
Go well team Dadfa's here's some extra to get you over the line with your fundraising goal now go get to that finish line!
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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.