Goal $6,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$4,610
Raised
77%
Our Story …

We're a couple of great mates (Brent & Jono) from Avalon on Sydney's Northern Beaches!


Our team is named "BAGHDAD CAB", as we will be driving a 1979 Mercedes 300D, a car used as a taxi throughout much of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, still to this day!


We found our gold Mercedes on Gumtree sitting in a paddock on a 55,000 acre goat farm in Bourke! We paid $800 for her!


All Shitboxs' must be 2WD and have cost less than $1,000.


We'll be driving across the dry and red dusty dirt roads of outback QLD and NT from Mackay to Darwin via the Savannah Way in Shitbox Rally 2021 Spring!!


The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead 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 $6,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2021 Spring rally target set at $2,500,000 plus.


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.


So ANY donations you can spare, big or small will be greatly appreciated, so tell your family and friends to dig deep and help stop cancer in its tracks!


Thank you for your support and keep an eye out for our upcoming fundraiser events!


Jono & Brent - "Baghdad Cab"

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Here's what I'm doing …

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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raised: $1,443,022
target: $2,500,000
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Baghdad Cab Feed
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1 year ago
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Jonathan Papworth gave $1,000.00.
Good Luck Brent and Jono!! Well done on getting to the start line!! Love from the locals of Avalon.
3 months ago
A Huge THANK YOU to our families for kicking off the fundraising! Cheers Jono & Brent
1 year ago
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<p>This will give you the flavour of the rally!! Big & dirty!!</p>
3 months ago
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Emma Pate gave $100.00.
Inspired. Great work boys!
3 months ago
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Ben Pomeroy gave $100.00.
Let’s go boys
3 months ago
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Nikki Freeman gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Amanda POMEROY gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Roberta Easton gave $100.00.
Go boys
3 months ago
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Rhys Hounslow gave $100.00.
Go For it Guys. Looking forward to the event
3 months ago
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GIDDIS gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Nina Salerno gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Julie & Peter Bishop gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Nikki Goldstein gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Rebecca Vowels gave $100.00.
For Rebecca and Jonathan Vowels
3 months ago
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Rod Hill gave $100.00.
Great to see you back out on the road again!
3 months ago
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Lindsey Evams gave $100.00.
David Eden & Lindsey Evans
3 months ago
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MARKETKNOWLEDGE PTY LTD gave $100.00.
Dick and Ingrid
3 months ago
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Jenny Wilmot gave $100.00.
Looking forward to the event
3 months ago
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Sarah & Peter Hatcher gave $50.00.
Hope we all get unlocked long before the rally! Go well you good things! Sarah & Pete
3 months ago
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Janny & Albert Groenheyde gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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ray payne gave $100.00.
Keep up the good record of the Merc's!
3 months ago
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Wendy and Chris Tocchini gave $100.00.
Legends!!
3 months ago
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Charles Hill gave $100.00.
Vicki and I are looking forward to joining you September 4th at Bilgola SLS Club!
3 months ago
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Loz Duffield gave $200.00.
Have a good one boys
3 months ago
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Peter Hatcher gave $50.00.
Hey Jonathan, Sarah only bought one ticket - so here's Mine!!
3 months ago
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David Madew gave $100.00.
Rom and Dave - onya Jono!
3 months ago
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Sheilah Hogan gave $200.00.
Wow, all the way to Baghdad? That deserves a Donation! Great cause, great guys, great wheels. All the best, Mick and Sheilah Casey
3 months ago
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Rebecca Tyson gave $100.00.
Good luck fellas , Bec and John
3 months ago
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Pim van Gestel gave $100.00.
Thanks for the peace and quite in the neighbourhood.
3 months ago
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Ric Cary gave $50.00.
2 months ago
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Bottom Line Control Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Go Jono!!!
2 months ago
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Jane Fryer gave $50.00.
Best wishes for the rally! Jane & Jeff Fryer
2 months ago
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Michael Gardiner gave $250.00.
Good luck to the Baghdad guys! Michael, Arabella & Cleo
2 months ago
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Richard Crighton gave $100.00.
Good luck lads!
2 months ago
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Ralf Moller gave $100.00.
Go well boys and look after the old Merc
2 months ago
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Jonathan Papworth gave $160.00.
Thanks to everyone who donated to our collection box at BILLY’S Cafe at Bilgola Beach!!
1 month ago
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Murray and Keira Thomas gave $100.00.
Sorry for Biden our time to donate.
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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.