Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$1,120
Raised
22%
Our Story …

We are Ange & John from Gladesville, Sydney. We LOVE the outback, and we HATE cancer, so we are very excited to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2020 Spring!! (now moved to 2021 due to Covid) This year, 250 teams are driving their shitboxes from Mackay to Darwin and we will be a part of it.


First things first, we need to find a Shitbox. In the Shitbox Rally, our car needs to be a 2WD, and valued at under $1,000, and we will attempt to drive it 3342 kms on dusty, rocky, and rutted roads from Mackay to Darwin via the Cape York Peninsula and the remote Limmen National Park. We will be challenged by many river crossings, crazy amounts of bull dust, but along with the other 249 teams, we hope our Shitbox makes it.


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 $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.

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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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8 months ago
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Susan Sharples gave $100.00.
Good luck you guys...have a blast! Love the Sharples
8 months ago
Thanks Susan. First out of the blocks, so thank you for getting the ball rolling.
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Sussan Deng gave $20.00.
8 months ago
Thanks Sussan.
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Samuel Tanham gave $50.00.
What an adventure - good luck guys!
8 months ago
Sure will be Sam! Thanks.
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David Sutherland gave $100.00.
John, Amazing cause and great effort. Sure you and Ange will have a lovely ride on the back of a tow at some stage!
8 months ago
If the car breaks down, means we will have a designated driver for the rest of the trip. Could have its benefits! ;-) Dave, Thanks for the donation.
8 months ago
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Stefan O'Shea gave $50.00.
Some adventure John, fair play to ye!
8 months ago
Hi Stefan. Your donation is very much appreciated.
8 months ago
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Anne Fehon gave $100.00.
Good on you! Hope you have the best “adventure”!!
8 months ago
Thanks so much Anne for your generous support.
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sean rushby gave $50.00.
Best of luck to you John.... Looking forward to hearing the stories
8 months ago
A generous donation from a man who has recently taken on the Sahara desert on a mini bike. We really appreciate your donation, but likely I'll be leaning on your for some practical outback desert tips. Thanks Sean.
8 months ago
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Egan National Valuers gave $200.00.
Good on you Ange and John. Great to see so many getting behind you and the cause. Enjoy the trip and come home safe. Everyone at Egan will be cheering for you!
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Our first Shitbox Rally pub night was last night. Lot's of interesting topics came up, including discussions around river crossing, fitting bash plates, punctured fuel tanks, crocodiles, decorating cars, and so much more.

Fundraising was the top topic because that's how we can make a big impact. Our fundraising efforts are off to a great start with many generous donations. We have raised $670 so far which is 13% toward our target. We greatly appreciate every dollar that is donated.

We saw a few Shitboxes in the pub carpark last night with battle scars on them, but great to see what others will be using for the trip.

Also, we are still on the look out for a Shitbox that is worth less that $1,000 (2WD) so if you know of anyone who may have something lying around that they don't need any more, please let us know.

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andrew kennard gave $50.00.
good luck, you're going to need it
8 months ago
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Chris Staunton gave $50.00.
Go the Shitboxes xxx
5 months ago
Go the shitboxes!!! Thanks Chris, let's hope our Shitbox keeps going.
8 months ago
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ben pisaturo gave $100.00.
Such a great initiative John. Have a great rally.
5 months ago
Thanks Ben for the very generous donation.
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Charley Rowley gave $50.00.
Good luck with it whether it’s this year or next! Money is all for a worthy cause and you’ll have a blast :-)
5 months ago
Thanks so much Charley. 👍 👍 👍
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Kieran Freeney gave $50.00.
Good luck guys, looks like it will be good craic!
5 months ago
Thanks Kieran. Maybe one years you can do it with us.
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Laurence Mulligan gave $50.00.
Good work John and Ange. Great cause. Enjoy yourselves and drive safely. Lar.
5 months ago
Thanks Laur! Much appreciated.
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Craig Gowan gave $100.00.
Good luck guys, I’ve done this drive and you will love Limmen NP. Make sure you get a pie at Mataranka, the best!
5 months ago
Hi Craig, thank you so much for your very generous donation. Much appreciated!!! I'm quite excited about going through Limmen NP, it's really in the middle of nowhere. And thanks for the hot tip about getting into a couple of pies in Mataranka. Cheers.
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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.

Almost $24 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.