Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$7,217
Raised
144%
Our Story …

We are pretty pumped to let you know that once again we're taking part in Shitbox Rally, this time in Autumn 2024! Last time in 2016 we raised nearly $8,000 but had some major drama. But we did make it to the start line in Mackay and then onto Hobart. This year, we are driving our shitbox to Adelaide and then all the shitboxes are coming to Perth via the red centre..


Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th year. We need to raise a minimum of $5,000 to support those living with Cancer and avoid others having to experience these terrible diseases.

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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7 months ago
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Greg Bell gave $500.00.
Let's get it started ..
7 months ago
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<p>In honour of my mother and father-in-law and several workmates who have passed away due to cancer, “Stout Few with no View” has entered another Shitbox Rally.&nbsp; Those of you who followed us last time will remember that even getting to the start was an exciting event for the participants and entertaining for the followers. You can read all about it here&nbsp;https://www.facebook.com/stoutfewwithnoview/</p><p></p><p>This time the “Shitbox” is a little more interesting as Jade has started a family and we felt “Lancie” was no longer appropriate to transport any new members with its two-star safety rating (at the time).</p><p></p><p>As expected, a car with a name has an interesting history.&nbsp; Lancie was purchased from a uni student whose marks were good enough to encourage his family to upgrade his transport.&nbsp; Later we noted the front cover of the owner's manual had been removed, but indicated she had been registered in SA, so along with the high mileage, we suspect she was a lady for hire.</p><p></p><p>To reduce the cost of Lancie to a 16-year-old, Lancie participated in the Australian ethanol durability trial run by Orbital Engine Company.&nbsp; She spent months on dynos running on different ethanol blends with all sorts of people inspecting her insides for damage or other deterioration.</p><p></p><p>She was then released for driver training and spent the next six months training Jade.&nbsp; They both passed the test and driving hours and the next few years were reasonably uneventful until the great hail storm of 2010. </p><p></p><p>A little history of Jade.&nbsp; Jade hated sparks or anything electrical.&nbsp; The thought of pulling a plug out of the wall without turning it off horrified her.&nbsp; Lancie was bringing Jade home from uni at the peak of the storm and was caught in the epicentre. After we extracted Jade from the back seat, we found the insurance company had declared Lancie a total loss.&nbsp; We then had the decision to clean all Jade’s crap out of Lancie or buy her back from the insurance company – so we took the path of least resistance and kept her.</p><p></p><p>Lancie was never very good at going backward and tended to use external assistance to break her momentum. Then Lancie stopped for a red light, but the car behind didn’t.&nbsp; Despite having the registration number, the driver who “borrowed” the car never paid.&nbsp; We bought Lancie a new bumper to cover the fact that Lancie was quite a lot shorter than the average Lancer. Jade never saw the point in the new bumper, and sure enough, the same thing happened again.&nbsp; This time we could see the need to leave her as she was.&nbsp; </p><p></p><p>As Lancie was looking decidedly tatty now someone thought they needed her grille more than she did and relieved her of it.&nbsp; Then apparently a truck backed into the front right and saw no mention to mention it.&nbsp;Lancie’s windscreen was never so clean and one day she got a bit confused and took her mirror off on a traffic light.&nbsp; This was fixed with liquid nails and which is still working well today.&nbsp; Lancie, like most Lancers, is like a cockroach.&nbsp; Nothing would kill her, and she had no non-scheduled maintenance except for a broken fan belt.&nbsp; While there we replaced all the belts but then found not all the brackets fitted back in so we again liquid-nailed the cables.&nbsp; </p><p></p><p>Another car ran into the front door and panel, but after using a big screwdriver the door opened again perfectly. Lancie was then vandalised windows broken, and her registration expired.&nbsp; </p><p></p><p>Somehow with a few replacements and bulbs, she went over the pits and started a new life as a well-deserved shitbox thanks to Jade’s kind donation.</p>
7 months ago
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Peter White gave $500.00.
on our way
7 months ago
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Joshua van Helsdingen gave $250.00.
On behalf of my mother who's friend passed from cancer, and my father in law who's pancreatic cancer has returned.
7 months ago
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Peter Huxtable gave $100.00.
Great story, even better cause.
7 months ago
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Geoff White gave $850.00.
7 months ago
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Greg Bell gave $850.00.
6 months ago
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John White gave $100.00.
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $833.64.
5 months ago
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Peter White gave $833.00.
4 months ago
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Gregory Luke Lund gave $200.00.
2 months ago
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Terry Dunn gave $100.00.
Good luck fellas
1 month ago
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Karen Chatfield gave $500.00.
For Louise Sharp.
1 month ago
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Steve Watt gave $100.00.
With a story like that why wouldn't you donate
1 month ago
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Malcolm Pascoe gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Suzanne Watt gave $50.00.
Great work guys
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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June Lagan gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Matt Newton gave $100.00.
Great work Geoff!
1 month ago
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Susan Parker gave $50.00.
Hope you make it in the Shitbox cos it’s a great drive
1 month ago
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Ian Malley gave $50.00.
Great work
1 month ago
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Lou and Lou Martini gave $500.00.
What a grand adventure - great effort guys!
1 month ago
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MIMI & WILLY PACKER gave $500.00.
WELL DONE BELLY!
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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.