Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$5,130
Raised
51%
Our Story …

Welcome to our page! We are ecstatic to be taking part in Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024! For this rally, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Adelaide to Perth via Uluru.

Not content with the challenge of driving a $1,500 car across outback dirt roads fo 4,000 kilometres, we have decided to up the ante from the sublime to the ridiculous by doing the trek in a notoriously unreliable 35 year old Jaguar!

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.

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!

Cheers Ben and Glenn

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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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target: $2,000,000
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8 months ago
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Glenn Bennett gave $200.00.
Kick off time!
3 months ago
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Ben Groth gave $500.00.
Cancer is a scourge - let's do everything we can to make it go away!
3 months ago
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Tracy Reid gave $100.00.
Such a good cause. Enjoy!
6 days ago
Thanks so much for your perennial support Support Tracy!! I'm sorry for the incredibly tardy response. We are so humbled by generosity. Fingers crossed that the British engineering holds up across the outback!
3 months ago
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Liz Downie gave $20.00.
All the best Ben!!
6 days ago
Out of the ballpark Liz! I'm so sorry that I've taken so long to thank you, with my only excuse being a time hungry jag keeping use in the garage for months. Rest assured the beast is steadily coming to life and will be hitting the dirt in 7 weeks time!
3 months ago
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Greg Ruston gave $100.00.
Awesome work - go boys! Looking forward to seeing how the Jag shapes up.
6 days ago
Thanks for the awesome support Rustons!!! As you know the sometimes mighty (but mostly belligerent) jag is slowly getting there, and it is the support you give that motivates us to get it to the start line! Fingers crossed that it makes it!
3 months ago
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Adrian Barnett gave $50.00.
3 months ago
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Tanya Coates gave $100.00.
Great work Ben. Keep posting pics of the car!
6 days ago
Your generosity is never ending Tanya!! Thanks so much for again in supporting such a great cause. I'm pleased to report than the jag is steadily coming together, and can now be driven without the cabin filling with exhaust fumes! Fingers crossed that we can get all of the electrics working soon too!
6 days ago
Thanks so much Jude! Your continued support each and every rally truly is truly humbling. You will be disappointed to know that the jaguar is neither a gentleman or scholar, but rather has the belligerent toddler that refuses to do as it is asked, throws tantrums and refuses to move! Rest assured we are slowly changing its behaviour!
3 months ago
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Judeth Newham gave $100.00.
For Ben A gentleman amd scholar
6 days ago
Thanks so much Jude! Your continued support each and every rally truly is truly humbling. You will be disappointed to know that the jaguar is neither a gentleman or scholar, but rather has the belligerent toddler that refuses to do as it is asked, throws tantrums and refuses to move! Rest assured we are slowly changing its behaviour!
3 months ago
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Graham Cowley gave $500.00.
Well done mate I the best Bennett/Cowley tradition
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
All the best guys- great challenge for an even greater cause! Bec
3 months ago
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Andrew Rockliff gave $200.00.
All the best mate and well done on doing this. What a great cause! Rocky
3 months ago
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Tim Higgins gave $100.00.
Hope your driving and navigation skills are better than your mechanical skills Glenn! You are a true Champion doing the Rally, and raising money for cancer research, and those going through such a tough time!
2 months ago
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Richard Peterson gave $100.00.
Go for it ben!
6 days ago
Thanks so much for your huge support Richard! I'm thinking of driving the Shitbox down to Mollymook for the South Coast Classic!. You are welcome to jump in as co-pilot if you brave enough!
2 months ago
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Tanya Mazur gave $100.00.
What and adventure for such a great cause! Best of luck - Tanya
2 months ago
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Tomas Elsner gave $100.00.
An amazing cause and adventure time! Truly great work congratulations- Best of Luck!
2 months ago
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Gwenda Newham gave $100.00.
Good luck boys!
6 days ago
Thanks so much for your support!! We're really grateful and can't wait to get to the start line!
2 months ago
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Natasha Bennett gave $1,000.00.
Great cause, well done! Have a great time both of you! Love Ron and Barb Bennett
1 month ago
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Karen Warner gave $100.00.
What a hoot!
3 weeks ago
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Vikas Sharma gave $100.00.
Great work boys 🤟
3 weeks ago
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Clint Bennett gave $50.00.
Great work guys hey Ben look after my brother
3 weeks ago
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Amanda Clarke gave $50.00.
3 weeks ago
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Tanya Curtin gave $50.00.
Well done G! What an amazing experience for such a great cause. I hope the 💩 box jalopy gets you there safely 😁
2 weeks ago
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Anthony Nguyen gave $100.00.
Best of luck GB!
2 weeks ago
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Ben Groth gave $100.00.
Just keep kicking that can down the road boys!
2 weeks ago
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Judeth Newham gave $100.00.
What an amazing adventure awaits With our resounding cheers in ya ears!!
6 days ago
Wow Jude. You really didn't have chip in a second time, but the Cancer Council and I are so humbled that you have!! I have resounding confidence that your cheers will propel us all the way to Perth!
2 weeks ago
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Alison & Jamie Fellows gave $100.00.
Can’t wait to hear all about this adventure!!
6 days ago
Dear Alison and Jamie, What good Fellows you are!!! (boom tish!). While the rally won't be the most gentle thing for the jag, at least it's departure will provide more street parking in the Cres!
2 weeks ago
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Amy Currey gave $50.00.
6 days ago
Out of the ballpark Curreys! (or should I say netball court!). We can't thank you enough for your generous support to the Caner Council and our team. All we need now is the blessing of the automotive fairies to get the finish line!
2 weeks ago
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Jodie Summers gave $30.00.
6 days ago
Thanks so much Jodie!! A fair part of this rally route will follow your trek from 2019. I know its a rough road and here's hoping that the jag makes it!
2 weeks ago
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Jason Broadbridge gave $50.00.
Such a good cause!!!
6 days ago
A heartfelt thanks for your generous support to a great cause Jason!
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $80.00.
Donated on behalf of Nicky, for Fletcher’s visit!
1 week ago
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RONDA BROADBRIDGE gave $200.00.
Such a classy chassis - and the car ain't too bad either! Safe travel boys
1 week ago
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Pamela Coyle gave $100.00.
Have a great rally Ben!
6 days ago
What a birthday present Pam! And that's after rolling up your sleeves to fish out parts for the jag from a wrecking yard! There is no end to your goodness!
1 week ago
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Enzo Andreano gave $300.00.
I'm so impressed you're not in a Volvo
6 days ago
You are a beautiful man Enzo, and generous to a fault! We can't wait to hit the dirt with you in 7 weeks' time! Cheers Ben and Glenn
3 days ago
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Omar Fuentes gave $100.00.
Enjoy the adventure GB!
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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.