Goal $10,000
$10,581
Raised
106%
Our Story …

If you're a ginger and you know it, clap your hands! Or more so in our case, if you WERE a ginger and you know it, clap your hands!


Arnold & Michael, uncle & nephew, mechanic & keyboard-warrior are taking on the challenge of the ShitBox 2024 Adelaide to Perth via the Oodnadatta Track and Uluru Rally. And we want to raise at-least $10,000 for the Cancer Council.


To do that, we have decided to SHAVE OFF OUR beloved (by ourselves at-least) FACIAL HAIR! Arnold will shave off his MO for the second time ever since he was 18 and Michael, his BEARD of 10 years.


Michael's beard currently consists of over 30cm of tenderly manicured facial follicles in varying shades of (less) ginger and (more) silver. The beard has been in existence for about 10 years; from translucent stubble to glorious facial mane! In the time period of the beard Michael has meet a girl and married her, meet her extended family, worked at the same job for 8 years and spawned a little boy who is crazy to see his Daddies 'chin'. Along the way, Michael dropped about 50kg of body mass so maybe the face will not look like it did before?


Arnold will be shaving of his Mo in Young around September and Michael his beard in Brisbane in November (too cold any earlier). We are in the process of organising an events; this page will be updated soon and you're all invited for a brew and to see some awkward white skin be exposed.


About ShitBox Rallies:

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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10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Thérèse & Ashkey Freeman gave $200.00.
Go Arnold & Michael!!
10 months ago
First donation; guess I really have to shave the beard now. Thank you for supporting Arnold and I on the rally; and supporting an important cause!!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Steven Collins gave $100.00.
10 months ago
We very much appreciate your donation from a brother member of the Ginger-clan. Arnold and I welcome you to the ginger-clap club!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Katie Price gave $100.00.
I forgot what your chin looks like
10 months ago
I honestly hope there is only one chin under there! Thanks for supporting Arnold, I and this most worthy cause!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
David Freeman gave $200.00.
For Chicko!
10 months ago
Thanks for your support D! You will have the biggest beard in the family by years-end!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Tom O'Brien gave $250.00.
Hope you are doing something special with that magnificent beard once it is off - frame it? make it into a beanie? Or how about turning it into a stubby cooler!!
10 months ago
Thanks for your absolutely awesome donation!! It has already been suggested I make it into a wig or get each ginger hair individually surgically implanted into my scalp; it was rudely implied that it would be a short procedure based on the %% of grey hair now. I will investigate the stubby cooler idea!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Chris Hutchinson gave $100.00.
You can turn that beard into a wig!
10 months ago
I appreciate this is a loaded suggestion as you’ll want to borrow it; I know you’ve secretly always wanted to be a ginger!! DM your hat size! Thanks for supporting the cause!!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
<p>Nearly $1000 of our $10,000 target raised…a great result only 3 days in! Here’s a beard photo to celebrate!</p>
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Marc Pearson gave $100.00.
Good luck mate! Glad to be contributing to a good cause.
10 months ago
Struth Marc, bloody brilliant of you!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Kaz Johnson gave $50.00.
Good luck Banana and Michael. You will look really handsome and for a great cause.
10 months ago
Thanks mighty Kaz for your support. Will need a playlist to belt out in the desert!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Greg Ball gave $50.00.
Great job guys.
10 months ago
Thanks for your support Greg!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
John Kennedy gave $40.00.
Best of luck!
10 months ago
Thanks Heaps for your support John!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Dave and Kez Baxter gave $500.00.
All the best lads, enjoy the journey!
10 months ago
That's huge Dave & Kez; thanks heaps for your support. That Mo will go (for 24hours at least)!
10 months ago
That's huge Dave & Kez; thanks heaps for your support. That Mo will go (for 24hours at least)!
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Ruth Grigg gave $200.00.
Well done Michael and Uncle Arnold!!
10 months ago
Thanks Ruth and gang. Maybe Arnold and I will swap, he'll grow a beard back and I'll go the mo?
10 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Claire Jensen gave $50.00.
Good luck! We all support you 🧡
10 months ago
Thanks Claire; your awesome!
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Justin Gorry gave $20.00.
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Westlake Punnett gave $890.00.
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Steph Tsimos gave $20.00.
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Stephen Bell gave $20.00.
Good on you both, great cause.
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Caroline Brown gave $200.00.
You might need a chin beanie for next winter!
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Anonymous gave $10.00.
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
James Hickey gave $50.00.
Get it off big wheels
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Greg Shearer gave $50.00.
Go on babyface
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Michael Magyar gave $50.00.
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Chris Herbert gave $20.00.
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Carina Heights Childcare and Development gave $500.00.
Best wishes with fundraising for a great cause.
9 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Paul Pacey gave $100.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Red Star Insurance Brokers gave $250.00.
Good luck guys!
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Alex Freeman gave $5.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Riley Anderson gave $50.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Nichollas Martens gave $10.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Amy Ryan gave $100.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Alex Freeman gave $10.00.
From Oscar Freeman
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Anonymous gave $10.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Aidan Hines gave $10.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Austin Taylor gave $10.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Simon Major gave $20.00.
All the best Arnie
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Isaac Anderson gave $10.00.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Greg Ball gave $50.00.
Gotta admit, you looked better with the mo there! Hahaha! We'll done Arn.
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
If you're a ginger &amp; you know it, clap your hands!
<p>And the first follicles hit the floor!! Arnold had boldly stepped up and his MO is no-more! Thank you to everyone who has and is supporting us; we are currently the 16th highest fund-raising team!</p><p></p><p>By week-end we’ll be halfway to achieving our target of $10k!</p>
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Paul Hislop gave $50.00.
Well done Arnie
8 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Arnold Freeman gave $700.00.
Proceeds from the Young Lions Soccer Club fundraiser, The MO’s Gonna go. And it did. With direct donations plus this donation, more than $1200.00 was raised, Thanks Young.Go you good things
7 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Philip Henderson gave $50.00.
Have a safe and fabulous rally. You are doing a wonderful thing. #TheHendos
7 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Monique Brown gave $15.00.
7 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Andrew Martin gave $50.00.
Cant wait to see your chin.
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Matthew McNamara gave $250.00.
Good luck with the rally lads. Jealous, but only a little.
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Daniel Batinich gave $10.00.
Thank you
6 months ago
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Samara Smith gave $3.50.
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $10.00.
6 months ago
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Jessica Van Emmerik gave $10.00.
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $15.00.
Donation
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Jeremy Grigg gave $50.00.
The beard will be missed, but I’m so proud you both :)
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Ellie McNamara gave $50.00.
Legend x
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Fin Martin gave $50.00.
Hope you’re in a Ford Arnold 😉
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Jennifer Peatey gave $200.00.
Well done Michael!! Can’t wait to see your lovely bald face in a month 😊
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
CBIT Pty Limited gave $200.00.
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Joe Bowles gave $100.00.
Joe & Hannah
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Allan Swaffield gave $50.00.
Good luck growing the beard back, well done sir!
6 months ago
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Marg and Leon Hooper gave $50.00.
Catch wait to see a smooth faced Michael soon!
6 months ago
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Isobel Porter gave $25.00.
Woohoo! Great cause
6 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Jan & Geoffrey Ewing gave $100.00.
Great cause plus we can’t wait to see what’s under that mane! With all our support Jan & Geoffrey
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
CBIT Pty Ltd gave $690.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Pam Potter gave $50.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
P LC gave $100.00.
I'm deeply disappointed to see the facial furniture disappear, but accept that it is in the furtherance of a good cause. Kudos for the commitment!
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Matt Isbel gave $50.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Adam Jewell gave $50.00.
Michael, great fundraiser. Can’t wait to see the man under that beard!
5 months ago
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Jack Beattie gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Brandon Smith gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Peter Roddick gave $50.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
James Breust gave $100.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Arnold Freeman gave $340.00.
Bunnings BBQ In Young NSW, Thanks for all the support
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Jennifer Fraser gave $20.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Jo Clark gave $35.00.
Good luck with the shave Michael. Such a great cause to do it for.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
David Caughlin gave $20.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Dale Caulfield gave $52.00.
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Chris Henderson gave $200.00.
Have a wonderful time & great work raising what you have so far. Marvelous effort!! From Chris, Melissa, Tilly and Laurie.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
David Lithgow gave $50.00.
Looking forward to being more beardey (and therefore finally more manly) than you.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Katie Packer gave $100.00.
Looking forward to seeing what you look like without a Beard Michael! :)
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Kelly Tohill gave $50.00.
Good luck with the big shave & fundraising, from Kelly & Jamie.
5 months ago
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Anna Lloyd gave $250.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
David and Georgie Alderson gave $100.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Bree Joyce gave $150.00.
Congrats Michael on a great shave event. Enjoy your new found smoothness. #nolongbeards ;)
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Morgan Wright gave $20.00.
Looks great mate!
5 months ago
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Erin Licciardo gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Amanda Lindsey gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Kellie Lynch gave $20.00.
5 months ago
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Alex Adsett gave $20.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Therese & Ashley Freeman gave $200.00.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Lee, Sarra Other Oscar gave $50.00.
Onya Mike, god speed and bare-faced aerodynamics to the finish line!
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
DAVID MCGLINCHEY gave $50.00.
WELL DONE FROM THE MCNAMARA/MCGLINCHEY FAMILY. WITH ALL OUR LOVE.
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Michael Tarnawsky gave $50.00.
Well done MF !!!
5 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Megan Reidy gave $50.00.
Well done team!!
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
4 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Tony Van Der Linden gave $100.00.
4 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Wellers Hill Bowls Club gave $500.00.
Honoured you shaved your chin blanket at the bowlo! From one bearded man to a once was bearded man, you're a brave man!
3 months ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Chris Hamilton gave $100.00.
All the best on the rally and have fun!
1 month ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Carol Roseby gave $100.00.
4 weeks ago
If you're a ginger & you know it, clap your hands!
Andrew and Kirin Dack gave $50.00.
Wishing you a safe and fantastic experience. Thank You for raising money for cancer research.
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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.