We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2021 Spring!! It's been a part of our bucket list for a while and we thought it was time to stop procrastinating. This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Mackay to Darwin and the route was a big reason for us as we can give back to remote Australian community and the Cancer Council whilst being a part of an amazing once in a life time experience!
The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 12th 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 2021 Spring rally target set at $2,000,000 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. As you may know Dee lost her dad in 2020 and she wanted to dedicate this drive to him and she thinks this is something that he would have loved to do and would have loved to see her do!
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.
Mitch and I have offically kicked off our shitbox rally. As we are in Melbourne in deep lockdown, it's been quiet restrictive to what we can do! We've been in deep planing around our fund raising plans. This week kicks off phase one of the plan with a AFL fund raising and raffles! Next steps for team DITCH is starting to think about what our shitbox is going to be and how we buy it. We decided we need to make sure we have the car by mid april 2021. The big question will be the practical car that is easier to fix or something a bit different....
Wow 2020 you’ve tested us in so many ways. Time for some positivity, we be so thankful for the succcess so far of our donations and support! We have kicked off our corporates sponsorship campaign and raffle. Corporate sponsors get your tax deductible fix whilst also getting some great exposure across Australia with your logo on the car covering over 10,000kms but the real kicker being the money you paid goes to a charity! We are also looking for our Shitbox! know a friend who has a car they want to donate or we can buy for $1000? We are always also looking for things we can raffle off to raise money in creative ways as well as things like tires or car services!
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.