Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$8,470
Raised
169%
Our Story …

David and David are the Davehearts. 


They share a lot in common.

They are both called Dave.

They both married their wives on same afternoon - Friday April 10 2015.

They both had a daughter present at their weddings.

They both had a second child after the weddings.

They both took their families of four on a holiday to New York in 2018.

They both moved to the Central Coast with their families and enrolled their children at the same school.

They both dressed as Vampires when their paths collided at a Terrigal Halloween party. 


WHEN THEY BOTH SAW THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRIVE A CAR WORTH LESS THAN $1500 ACROSS A CONTINENT……..WELL THEY BOTH SAID YES.

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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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7 months ago
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<p>Planning is underway for Dave and Dave - also known as the Dave Hearts to begin their epic quest in Autumn 2024.</p><p></p><p>Just reaching the start line will be an achievement for these two who are aiming to cross three time zones, six states/territories and a continent in the two week adventure.</p><p></p><p>They will be setting off from the iconic Terrigal beach on the NSW Central Coast.</p><p></p><p>They will initially be heading south before crossing their first state lines in to the Australian Capital Territory for a quick pit stop.</p><p></p><p>They will return to the highway, heading back through New South Wales to visit Melbourne.</p><p></p><p>Next stop on the journey is the Great Ocean Road, to see the world famous 12 Apostles and the views of Bass Straight towards Tasmania before continuing west to South Australia.</p><p></p><p>They will reach Adelaide with more than 2000 kilometres on the odometer and that is only to start the rally.</p><p></p><p>After Adelaide, they will be joining hundreds of other champions in heading north towards Lake Eyre and the iconic towns of Roxby Downs and Oodnadatta in the South Australian Outback.</p><p></p><p>The Shitbox rally will take them through some of the worst outback roads in Australia towards Yulara in the Northern Territory to see Uluru (Ayres Rock).</p><p></p><p>After Yulura they will be heading west into Western Australia for another two thousand kilometres jaunt towards Warburton, Laverton and Southern Cross.</p><p></p><p>The destination for the two intrepid travellers will be the finish line of the Shitbox Rally in Perth.The itinerary of this adventure broke google maps with the best estimate being almost 6 000 kilometres.</p>
7 months ago
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<p><strong>WHAT IS A SHITBOX RALLY CAR?</strong></p><p></p><p>Unfortunately, there will be no lap of luxury for these boys on their epic adventure. </p><p></p><p>They will instead be travelling in a vehicle thoroughly unsuitable for the long highways, heat of the deserts and the river crossings of central Australia. </p><p></p><p>The rules for the rally are very clear - the car must be a Shitbox with a street value of no more than $1500. All wheel drive stability or four wheel drive ability is banned from the event. </p><p></p><p>If the car reaches Perth it will be joining the hundreds of other vehicles headed to the auctions. The proceeds from the sale plsu all funds raised by the Davehearts will be directly donated to the Cancer Council.</p>
7 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
What an epic adventure you Daves have ahead of you. Godspeed gentlemen!
7 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Wishing you a safe but exciting adventure.
7 months ago
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Gladys Skeed gave $50.00.
Incredibly good event thank you David and David for doing this as so many of us are touched by this horrible decease Go boys and come back safe home xxx
7 months ago
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James Eckersley gave $200.00.
Good luck! Glad you’re both experienced car mechanics who can fix anything… ;) Jimmy and Rachel
7 months ago
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Steven Wicks gave $150.00.
Looking forward to seeing how well your technical skills hold up. Pleas notat that I don’t think that the UK AA or RAC will cover you. Good luck to you both; and congratulations on your contribution to the Cancer Charity fund raising
6 months ago
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TZAR Investments Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
Don't get lost friends! Regards Andrew R.
6 months ago
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<p>For those who haven’t met the Dave Heart drivers - Dave MacLellan is standing next to David Wicks.</p>
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
4 months ago
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Laurie Nelson gave $100.00.
Go get ‘em Team Dave Hearts, good luck and have a ball 😍
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Go you Good things!! Wish I was going :)
4 months ago
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MGH Packaging gave $50.00.
Good luck - From MGH Packaging team
4 months ago
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Jack Taylor gave $20.00.
4 months ago
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NSW Hospitality Supplies gave $200.00.
Best of lucks gents, awesome work.
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
4 months ago
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Joanne Duley gave $100.00.
The world needs a whole lot more ‘DAVES’! Great cause …. Epic contribution boys .
4 months ago
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EMI VENTURA gave $50.00.
GO HARD LADS !!!!
4 months ago
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QCC Hospitality Supplies gave $250.00.
Hi Dave, on behalf of the staff of QCC we would like to say well done on raising money for this very worthwhile charity
4 months ago
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Sam Taylor gave $30.00.
4 months ago
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Deanna Petsos gave $50.00.
Have fun Team Dave Hearts - great cause! Dx
4 months ago
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Brett Spencer gave $50.00.
4 months ago
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Peter Harrison gave $20.00.
All the best with the rally - great cause & enjoy the trip!
4 months ago
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Ross Gow gave $50.00.
4 months ago
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ANGELIQUE ANGELOU gave $50.00.
good luck, drive safe. champions
3 months ago
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Port Stephens Packaging gave $200.00.
FROM THE PSP TEAM
3 months ago
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Caitlin Bladin gave $50.00.
Good luck team!
3 months ago
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Jacqui Shipley gave $50.00.
Good Luck Dave and Dave. Such an amazing charity! Love Jacqui and Adam
3 months ago
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Gillian Fergusson gave $50.00.
Good luck guys from the Fergusson’s
2 months ago
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Sara Kenfield gave $200.00.
Stay safe and have a wonderful adventure!!! Hope we’ll see you both in Melbourne😊
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
2 months ago
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Anthea Johnston gave $100.00.
Wishing you boys the best of luck to make it across in one piece and raising money for a such a good cause as well! Brendan & Anthea
2 months ago
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MacFarlane &amp; Murray gave $3,000.00.
2 months ago
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Miranda Letfallah gave $300.00.
Dave this is wonderful I wish you both the best of luck and stay safe out there 💙
2 months ago
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Fiona Huson gave $200.00.
Can’t wait to follow along!
2 months ago
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Jenny Browne gave $100.00.
Good luck!
2 months ago
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Dylan McGrath gave $200.00.
Good luck, from the McGrath's. Can't wait to follow your progress!
2 months ago
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Cathal Stephens gave $100.00.
Best of luck boys! Cathal & Leanne
2 months ago
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Gerald Stern gave $100.00.
Good luck and well done. Lots of love, Monica & Gerald x x
2 months ago
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Felicity Brown gave $200.00.
So impressive, it will be a crazy adventure for a great cause!
2 months ago
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Eileen Van Bavel gave $100.00.
A great cause . Hope you have lots of fun on the road you will certainly have lots of stories John and Eileen
2 months ago
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Barry MacPherson gave $100.00.
Go hard - but not too fast
2 months ago
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Vicki Parker gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Great cause! Incredible Journey! All the Best!
1 month ago
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Janet Sapsford gave $50.00.
Do us proud guys
1 month ago
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Amy Whalley gave $50.00.
Amazing effort. Good luck with the incredible challenge ahead. Love the Whalleys
1 month ago
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Rebecca Symonds gave $125.00.
Great effort guys! Hope Maude has done sufficient marathon training to cross the finish line (we don't doubt the Daves' stamina at all!)
1 month ago
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Zero 3 gave $265.00.
Congratulations!! Cannot wait to watch this unfold!!
1 month ago
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John Bell gave $100.00.
Good luck 😉
1 week ago
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Robert & Merryll Mead gave $200.00.
Have a great time, keep safe, raise lots of money. Are you really going to run the Captiva next year haha. God Bless Robert & Merryll
1 week ago
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Mitch Beaumont gave $20.00.
6 days ago
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The Feldmans gave $100.00.
Thanks for visiting us on your travels
3 days ago
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Noelene Hickey gave $50.00.
Go for it Dave Hearts. Have a great time, a worthy Cause Noelene and Michael
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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.