Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$11,310
Raised
113%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2021 Spring!! Our challenge is to get our Faded Falcon from CBR to the start line in Mackay, QLD- that's 2000km- then 3500km+ to Darwin.


Shitbox Rally is the largest community-led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but we are hoping to raise a lot more towards the overall rally target of $2 million.


These funds go to the 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.


By way of background, Tony and Steve have been mates for decades, in fact we first met in the early 1990s. We have shared a couple of memorable outback driving experiences including the Simpson Desert crossing in 2002 and the Birdsville Big Red Bash in 2019. Throughout these trips Tony has proven his dedication to "passenger" status, while Steve has striven to hog the driver's seat by virtue of organising everything. But for the Shitbox Rally its going to be a massive team effort (right Tony?)

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, 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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1 year ago
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Stephen Alegria gave $500.00.
Getting this fundraising party started!
5 months ago
Thanks Natalie! Love Stephen :)
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
10 months ago
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$450.00 was received
Offline funds
7 months ago
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<p>We have a Shitbox! This is an EB Falcon from 1993, rescued from oblivion at The Farm! Massive thanks to Pat Perre for donating the car and transporting it from Murrumbateman to CBR and to Pat and Mary for letting it clog up their front yard while we fix it.</p><p>The good? It runs and has a stereo.</p><p>The bad? No rear bumper, fuel pump is kaput, alternator suspect but most of all Tony is scared of the spiders that have taken up residence.</p><p>Watch this space or follow us at https://www.instagram.com/fasta_potato/</p>
7 months ago
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<p>Welcome to our first sponsor, Craig Homann.</p><p></p><p>Ever thought rebuilding a V12 BMW is hard? Well you haven’t tried getting the Falcon Shitbox going! </p><p></p><p>Craig Homann Automotive has kindly stepped up to assisting in getting the Shitbox ready for the rally. Craig has for many years operated his own small business from Doyle Tce, Chapman where he provides mechanical repairs and servicing to all makes and models, with particular expertise in European makes. Craig’s day job is managing the service department at a prestige vehicle dealership. He has a fully equipped workshop at home (one could eat off the floor!). I have used Craig for many years for all my car servicing and repairs, and believe me there have been a lot given I am (was) a Landrover fan. </p><p></p><p>Bookings by appointment only via (craig@craighomannautomotive.com or phone 0410 433 730)</p><p></p><p>Thanks a lot Craig!</p>
7 months ago
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<p>We have another amazing sponsor! </p><p>Pizza2U have kindly agreed to provide delicious woodfired pizzas for our upcoming fundraiser on 8 May at a very generous discounted rate. </p><p>Pizza2U is a locally owned and operated small business which provides high quality, genuine wood fired pizzas from a mobile trailer. They can cater for private, public and corporate events with 20-300 people.</p><p></p><p>Advance bookings are of course essential for this very well known and popular service. Please check out https://www.pizza2u-act.com.au/ for more inform and drop Kev a line if you would like to enquire.</p><p>Thanks Kev and team!</p>
6 months ago
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Karin McNamara gave $200.00.
5 months ago
Hi Karin and Conor, thanks for being our first proper donors, very much appreciated and look forward to seeing you at the fundraiser
6 months ago
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Nanette Arnold gave $100.00.
I know a really good bush mechanic who LOVES working on old cars. I can send him for free! 😆
5 months ago
Thanks Nan, a bush mechanic would be handy- lovely offer but I could not possibly take him off your hands for that long!
6 months ago
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Brenton Arnold gave $100.00.
A great cause! Good luck to Steve & Tony. Go the Faded Falcon!!
5 months ago
Cheers Farter, much appreciated. I know you will want to vicariously participate so will be sure to send you lots of updates, and will of course take all your advice in the leadup!
6 months ago
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Sue Robinson gave $50.00.
Onya luv!
5 months ago
Hey Sista, thankyou! another road trip coming up...in a similarly dodgy vehicle to the last one we did!
6 months ago
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<p>The beast lives!</p><p>Pat worked his magic last week to get the fuel tank and fuel pump in and it purrs like a kitten...sort of. Then it was off for Tony to work his magic in Supercheap Auto.</p><p></p><p>Next step is a rego check to find out how much more work is needed...apart from brake lights, horn, power steering, air con, tyres, alternator it should be fine... sigh</p>
6 months ago
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<p>here is a short video of the purring Beast, I'm sure that ticking noise can be fixed!</p>
5 months ago
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Capital Veneering gave $500.00.
5 months ago
Thankyou Kira and the team at Capital Veneering, very much appreciated.
5 months ago
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Rebecca Smith gave $100.00.
Get amongst it fellas, hope you have a blast!!!
5 months ago
Thanks you so much Rebecca for your generous donation, it is much appreciated!
5 months ago
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<p>CAR UPDATE</p><p>A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks. We now have a roadworthy and registered Shitbox!</p><p>Craig Homann has spent an inordinate amount of his time getting the many faults rectified. </p><p>He has fitted a new exhaust, alternator, power steering pump, front suspension, 4 new tyres and done a full service. </p><p>It runs surprisingly well for such an ancient vehicle, the ticking noise has stopped and even the air con works!</p><p>MASSIVE thanks to Craig.</p><p></p><p>Next steps are making the car look the part, watch this space!</p>
5 months ago
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<p>CREATIONS JEWELLERS- you rock!</p><p></p><p>We are pleased to announce that Creations Jewellers has generously sponsored our team. As Official Sponsors through the rally organisers, Creations will receive lots of promotion through the Boz Rallies website and pride of place for their logo on the bonnet of the car.</p><p>Creations probably needs no introduction but in short, its hands down the best jewellery shop in Australia!</p><p>Thanks Nat, Michele, Ben and Rodney for your support.</p><p>Shop 5 Style Arcade Manuka ph 6295 1763. </p>
5 months ago
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Luke Halls gave $250.00.
Thanks for your work in raising awareness and funds for something that will affect most of us in some way during our lives. Good luck with the rest of the build and I'm keen to follow your progress as you head to the gulf.
5 months ago
Thankyou Luke, this is a very generous and welcome donation. It's set the standard for our work colleagues! Sorry you can't make it to the fundraiser, having a new bub is an acceptable excuse!
5 months ago
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<p>We are counting down to the Fundraising Event on Saturday 8 May. We are expecting over 50 guests so it will be a fun night. If you are unable to attend your donation is always welcome. Thanks to everybody who has already RSVP'd.</p>
5 months ago
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Creations Jewellers Canberra gave $1,000.00.
5 months ago
Thankyou to Michele, Nat, Rodney, Ben and the Creations team. You guys are such generous supporters of so many charities in our community and we really appreciate your support and for agreeing to be our first official sponsor.
5 months ago
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Geoff Davidson gave $100.00.
Good job Stephen! Very awesome
5 months ago
Hey Geoff, thanks for your donation, very much appreciated!
5 months ago
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Merrilyn Williams gave $100.00.
Go well!
5 months ago
Thankyou Merrilyn and Paul, much appreciated! You probably think I am a bit mad but road trips are deeply ingrained as you know!
5 months ago
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<p>Another amazing sponsor! Wade and the team at Autobarn Tuggeranong have kindly agreed to donate some vouchers for our soon-to-be announced raffle and provide additional parts and consumables for the Shitbox.We are very grateful to Autobarn for this generous support. And massive thanks to Mary Perre for her work in seeking business sponsors and donors over the past few weeks.</p><p></p><p>Autobarn Tuggeranong have a massive range of parts and accessories for all models and impressive customer service from the knowledgable staff. Autobarn is located in Tuggeranong Square, shop 1/310 Anketell St just west of Bunnings. Ph. 6214 0600 or sales@tuggeranong.autobarn.com.au</p>
5 months ago
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<p>Breaking News- massive raffle to come! Through the amazing efforts of Mary Perre, we have had great success in getting donated goods and services for the silent auction. BUT with around 60 people now expected at the fundraiser on 8 May we have decided to skip the silent auction and instead run a raffle over the comings weeks and months. Hopefully this will mean we can raise a lot more money for the Cancer Council by offering up some fantastic raffle prizes.</p><p></p><p>So far one of the major prizes will be a $500 gift voucher to the Hellenic Club! Thankyou to the Hellenic Club who are renowned for their support for local sporting and community groups as well as charities. </p><p></p><p>Stay tuned for more more details...</p>
5 months ago
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Michele Hayne gave $50.00.
Enjoy the adventure
5 months ago
Thanks Michele, greatly appreciated, look forward to catching up Saturday!
5 months ago
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Oliver Baker gave $50.00.
Good luck! Great cause
5 months ago
Hi Oli, thankyou so much for your donation, it is very much appreciated. Cheers Tony and Steve
5 months ago
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<p>Another great local supporter is on board- Thankyou Woolworths Tuggeranong! They have provided a $80 voucher which will be used for the raffle...we are grateful for this support to help us reach and maybe even exceed our fundraising goal. These sorts of vouchers are very popular and attractive prizes and this contribution is most welcome.</p>
5 months ago
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Sean Dicks gave $100.00.
Good luck with the road trip. From Sean and Sandra
5 months ago
Thankyou so much Sean and Sandra, much appreciated, see you Saturday!
5 months ago
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Anne-Marie Eastick gave $100.00.
Good luck and try to be careful. AM & D
5 months ago
Hi Anne Marie and Doug, many thanks for your donation. We will take care (maybe Tony will learn to wear a hat in the outback sun!) (Unlikely)
5 months ago
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<p>Well I must say the response to date to our call for donations and support has exceeded expectations. THANK YOU!</p><p></p><p>For anyone who intends to donate but has not yet done so, please be assured that a donation of ANY amount is VERY welcome and appreciated. There is no minimum (or maximum!), it's whatever you feel comfortable with. While we are on track to achieve our fundraising goal, we won't be stopping there if we can raise even more. </p><p></p><p>In the past couple of days we have secured a $50 and a $100 voucher from Autobarn and a $100 voucher from The Good Guys Tuggeranong. These will be used as raffle prizes, thanks very much to those local businesses! There are more raffle prizes to come including a very special first prize...to be announced on Saturday.</p><p></p><p>By the way- the weather is looking perfect for the fundraiser on Saturday night. Praise be...</p><p></p>
5 months ago
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Sarah, Vincent, Elliot & Zadie Tulley gave $100.00.
All the best and no broken arms on this adventure please!
5 months ago
Thanks Guys. The injury track record is not great. Do you remember the desert trip...Tony’s cracked ribs? We are older and wiser this time around! Thanks so much for the donation.
5 months ago
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Glenn Ingham gave $100.00.
Hey Steve hope your car makes it let me know if you need me to dink you on my roadie
5 months ago
Thanks Glenn yeah make sure you bring the gravel bike! Tony will have to walk he doesn’t cope well with anything on 2 wheels
5 months ago
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Shannon Young gave $100.00.
Worthy cause! Safe travels Stephen & Tony!! Shannon & Holly Young
5 months ago
Thanks Shannon and Holly, it was good to catch up on Saturday
5 months ago
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Audrey S gave $200.00.
Hi Steve (and Tony) all the best for your great adventure. Great cause too. Audrey and Luis
5 months ago
Thanks Luis and Audrey, so awesome.
5 months ago
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Rod Price gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Rod. It was a lovely event on Saturday and I am sure Max would have loved it. All the best.
5 months ago
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Andrew and Louise Freebairn gave $200.00.
All the best Steve and Tony hope the faded falcon and its tyres last the distance!!
5 months ago
Thankyou Andrew and Lou, really appreciate your support.
5 months ago
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Mike Hughes gave $100.00.
Good cause, and have a blast Steve, from Ike and Tan
5 months ago
Hey Ike and Tan, many thanks for your donation and for coming along on Saturday.
5 months ago
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Sean Sloan gave $200.00.
Great cause, great guys!!
5 months ago
Thanks Sean and Tamar, much appreciated and it was great to catch up on Saturday. PEOPLE! check out Tamar's website and her best selling books! https://www.tamarsloan.com/
5 months ago
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Geoff and Meryl Crane gave $200.00.
Good luck Happy Storey!! in your Faded Falcon 🚗💨as you carve up the tracks heading to Darwin! We will be following your progress 😎
5 months ago
Onya Cranies, you are great friends!
5 months ago
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Andrew & Karen Spong gave $200.00.
5 months ago
I got two words for you... Chinese Pistacio... (and thankyou very much!)
5 months ago
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Michele Black gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks NooNoo, worlds most expensive pizza!
5 months ago
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Amy and Demus Elleway gave $200.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Amy and Demus, fantastic donation and was great to catch up/meet you Demus. You are now known as RS3...
5 months ago
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Graham Reilly gave $300.00.
Good luck Steve
5 months ago
Wow. Thanks Graham and Steph, very much appreciated and so glad you could join us on Saturday.
5 months ago
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Kylah Limmer gave $100.00.
Good luck Steve!! Cheers from the Limmers
5 months ago
Cheers Dean and Kylah, and thanks for the cool stickers as well. Great to see you on Saturday and have a bit more than the usual driveway chat!
5 months ago
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Chris Boswell gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Chris, much appreciated- you did some solid networking on Saturday, hope it helps with the orchard and getting the government to fix that road crossing!
5 months ago
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The Black pack gave $100.00.
Go get em!
5 months ago
Blackies...what can I say...you rock! Thankyou very much
5 months ago
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Ken Marshall gave $200.00.
5 months ago
If it makes you feel any better you missed a great night Ken! Sorry you could not be there to cough on everybody and many thanks for your generous donation.
5 months ago
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Stephen Alegria gave $480.00.
Raffle proceeds... thanks everybody and good luck for the draw on 30 July 😀
5 months ago
The raffle is such a success I have raised the fundraising target- let's go 5 figures!
5 months ago
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Pat Perre gave $200.00.
This is a donation on behalf of Pat Perre who gave us the shitbox and did so much to get it running. Pat refused any payment and so we have decided to make a donation on his behalf. Massive thanks Pat, you are a true legend!
5 months ago
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<p>WHAT A WEEK, what an incredible week and what a night we had on Saturday.</p><p></p><p>The pizzas were delicious and plentiful, the garden beautiful, the weather kind, the music inspriring, the company relaxed and very much in a giving kinda mood...</p><p></p><p>In the washup, we met all the event costs through guest contributions...we had a flying start to the raffle with 120 tickets sold...and the headline figure for money raised is $5000! That is truly an amazing effort from a relatively small but very solid group of family and friends.</p><p></p><p>We have now increased our fundraising target to $10K knowing we have a lot of raffle tickets to sell and many promises of donations that will surely be honored before tax time...</p><p></p><p>Thankyou everybody!</p><p></p>
5 months ago
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Daniel Goodwin gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks so much Dan, sorry you could not join us...we really appreciate the generous donation.
5 months ago
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Nick Edwards gave $50.00.
Good luck!
5 months ago
Thanks Nick, very much appreciated. It's hard to say "No" to Teresa, right!
5 months ago
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Marie Madalena gave $100.00.
I’ll be looking out for you at the end of the line!
5 months ago
Hi Marie, lovely to see you and Sabrina last week, thankyou for coming and thankyou for your fantastic donation. It is very much appreciated.,
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
13 raffles tix for Brenton Arnold
5 months ago
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Ross Burden gave $100.00.
Good luck team great name for a ralley and a good cause
5 months ago
Thanks Ross, very much appreciated, your donation has extra value noting your status as a gold medal winner!
3 months ago
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Matt O’Brien gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Hi Matt Thankyou so much for your donation, very much appreciated. Regards Steve and Tony
3 months ago
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Rob Stefanic gave $100.00.
Hope you make it Tony!
3 months ago
Hi Rob, we have raised the money and have the car so fingers crossed we make it to the start line and the finish line! Thanks for your generous donation, it’s really appreciated. Cheers Tony and Steve
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $440.00.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $15.00.
Raffle tix
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
2 months ago
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Kym Ridley gave $24.00.
2 months ago
Hi Kym, thankyou very much for your donation, its very much appreciated. Best regards, Stephen and Tony (and Teresa!)
2 months ago
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<p>RAFFLE UPDATE</p><p>Thanks to everybody who has purchased raffle tickets and especially to Teresa Storey who has sold so many! We really appreciate all Teresa's work colleagues and contacts who have supported us. We have raised well over $1000 so far with more to come before the draw next Friday. The proceeds paid into the fund are shown in the Donations feed as raffle tix or anonymous. </p>
2 months ago
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Sarah Lindenmayer gave $1,391.00.
I hope she’s a red diamond in the rough for you! All the very best, drive safe.
2 months ago
Hi Sarah, thankyou so much for that amazing donation- expertly calculated to reach our 5 figure target! We are blow away by your generosity and so pleased we have reached our goal. The red diamond sure needs some cutting and polishing! Best regards, Stephen and Tony.
2 months ago
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seftonmc@bigpond.com gave $200.00.
Supporting a great charity and 2 great people!
2 months ago
Hi Bill and Sheila, thanks very much for the donation, very much appreciated! Enjoy post-lockdown Melbourne!
2 months ago
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Kate Delaney gave $75.00.
2 months ago
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<p>RAFFLE RESULTS- Congratulations to the winners! The raffle has raised around $1750 so thankyou to all who participated.</p><p>Winners of the Raffle – drawn 30 July 2021 at the Hellenic Club Woden FIRST PRIZE: $1500 value – Meryl Crane (orange ticket A77) Original artwork by award-winning artist Claire Shepherd (Primrose) valued at $1500, donated by Clare Shepherd. 2nd PRIZE: $400 value – Aleks Celeski (grey ticket R86) Hellenic Club $200 Voucher + $100 Creations voucher + $100 Autobarn voucher 3rd PRIZE: $300 value – Peter Lees (purple ticket Z33) Hellenic Club $200 voucher + $100 Good Guys voucher 4th PRIZE: $150 Value – Sarah Tulley (yellow ticket A88) Hellenic Club $100 Voucher + $50 Autobarn voucher 5th PRIZE- $150 value – Lyndal Curtis (green ticket Y96) Woolworths voucher to value of $80 + 2 kids Garmin Vivo sport watches valued at $70</p>
2 months ago
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$55.00 was received
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1 month ago
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Teresa Storey gave $670.00.
Raffle tickets and donation to round it up nicely!
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Michael Wright gave $310.00.
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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.

Over $26 million 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.