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?)
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.
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:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.