Goal $6,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$4,524
Raised
75%
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.

Help my campaign succeed
Share Now!
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.

donate now
raised: $886,521
target: $2,500,000
donate now
HAVIN THE CRAIC Feed
showing 45 / 45
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Susan Sharples gave $100.00.
Good luck you guys...have a blast! Love the Sharples
1 year ago
Thanks Susan. First out of the blocks, so thank you for getting the ball rolling.
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Sussan Deng gave $20.00.
1 year ago
Thanks Sussan.
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Samuel Tanham gave $50.00.
What an adventure - good luck guys!
1 year ago
Sure will be Sam! Thanks.
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
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!
1 year 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.
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Stefan O'Shea gave $50.00.
Some adventure John, fair play to ye!
1 year ago
Hi Stefan. Your donation is very much appreciated.
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Anne Fehon gave $100.00.
Good on you! Hope you have the best “adventure”!!
1 year ago
Thanks so much Anne for your generous support.
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
sean rushby gave $50.00.
Best of luck to you John.... Looking forward to hearing the stories
1 year 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.
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
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!
2 months ago
Thankyou Ben and the Egan's team for your donation and support. Together we can beat cancer :)
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
HAVIN THE CRAIC

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.

1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
andrew kennard gave $50.00.
good luck, you're going to need it
2 months ago
Thanks Andy as always for your support. Much appreciated :)
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Chris Staunton gave $50.00.
Go the Shitboxes xxx
11 months ago
Go the shitboxes!!! Thanks Chris, let's hope our Shitbox keeps going.
1 year ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
ben pisaturo gave $100.00.
Such a great initiative John. Have a great rally.
11 months ago
Thanks Ben for the very generous donation.
11 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
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 :-)
11 months ago
Thanks so much Charley. 👍 👍 👍
10 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Kieran Freeney gave $50.00.
Good luck guys, looks like it will be good craic!
10 months ago
Thanks Kieran. Maybe one years you can do it with us.
10 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Laurence Mulligan gave $50.00.
Good work John and Ange. Great cause. Enjoy yourselves and drive safely. Lar.
10 months ago
Thanks Laur! Much appreciated.
10 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
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!
10 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.
3 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
HAVIN THE CRAIC

After Covid stole our rally in 2020, we are back for October 2021. Fundraising slowed down over Christmas and now we have some things coming to help people part with their hard-earned cash a bit easier. Watch this space! So we are in early Feb and at $1,120 raised so we have a long way to go. I've posted the route here again just so you can see where we will travel. Thanks all for the support.

2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Colin and Karen Phipson gave $100.00.
Enjoy the challenge
2 months ago
Thanks so much, Colin & Karen for the generous donation.
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
The Gali’s gave $100.00.
You guys rock! Hope you enjoy the kid-free adventure. Ange - don’t forget to pack the cheese 🧀 😜
2 months ago
Thankyou so much for your support and generous donation! It's sure to be an adventure. I will probably give the cheese a miss for this party :)
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Gillian ODonovan gave $100.00.
Go the O’G’s !! such a worthy cause .. The O’Donovans
2 months ago
Ah, thanks O'D's :) Thankyou very much for your generous contribution and ongoing support.
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Tom Archer gave $50.00.
All the best John & Ange! Hope you have a great time on your adventure for such a worthy cause!
1 month ago
Thanks Tom. Appreciated!
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Adam Walls gave $100.00.
Good luck John! Great cause.
1 month ago
Adam, fair play to you. Thanks for the donation. Hope all is well in Japan.
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Corinne and Richard Korkor gave $100.00.
Don’t forget the hand sanitizer. You guys are legends
2 months ago
Thanks so much for your generous donation and support! Think I will need a bucket of hand sanitizer at the finish line :)
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Samuel Tanham gave $50.00.
Have the absolute craic mate. Have a Guinness at stop that serves it for me, will you.
1 month ago
#doubledonation Thanks Sam, you da man!
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Anonymous gave $50.00.
you are both clearly mad.. stay safe and good luck!
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Anonymous gave $100.00.
You make us Tigers proud! Good luck & have fun
2 months ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Melanie Rankin gave $100.00.
Way to go John and Ange!! Drive safe
1 month ago
Hi Melanie. Thanks so much.
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
David Heneghan gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Hi David, thanks for the donation from the other side of the world. Much appreciated.
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Suzanne and Geoff Kwan gave $50.00.
All the best with the rally!!! Watch out for those crocs!! Xxx The Kwans
1 month ago
We should be ok with the crocs. I'll get Ange to roll up her pants and wade out to check first. ;-)
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
David Sutherland gave $100.00.
John and Ange, What an amazing adventure and for such a Nobel cause.
1 month ago
#doubledonation Thanks Dave. Very generous of you again.
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Dermot Walsh gave $50.00.
Great cause. Best of luck and enjoy it
1 month ago
Thanks Dermot. Very much appreciated.
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Jess and Simon Wheller gave $50.00.
What a great cause - and sounds like it will be a wonderful adventure!
1 month ago
Thanks Jess & Simon. It should be a huge adventure. thanks for helping the cause.
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Brendan Johannes gave $100.00.
All the best guys, great cause, looking forward to the stories from this one!!!
1 month ago
Thanks mate! Much appreciated and great to catch up last night.
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Jo Bernauer gave $100.00.
1 month ago
Thanks Jo for the generous donation. Does this get you out of serving sausages at Bunnings? ;-)
1 month ago
Thanks Jo for the generous donation. Does this get you out of selling sausages to the masses at Bunnings? ;-)
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
John O'Grady gave $60.12.
Money from Shitbox wine sales https://prospectwines.com.au/product/shitbox-rally-team-havin-the-craic/
1 month ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
HAVIN THE CRAIC

We've bought a #shitbox for Shitbox Rally 2021 and it's a real beauty. The must-have for a Shitbox is a 2WD that is worth less than $1,000 so this qualifies. They even threw in some rust for free. Now we need to complete our design and start painting it up. #shitboxrally #mackaytodarwin

3 weeks ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
HAVIN THE CRAIC

Lots of painting going on at our place, and our Shitbox is now ready to roll. There is so much space on the back panels for company sponsorship, in fact we have secured our first sponsor but more about that later. Don’t forget to give us a beep if you see the Shitbox around.

3 weeks ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
HAVIN THE CRAIC

The van is finally painted up, and ready for sponsor logo's! Jasper is keen to drive to Darwin too.

2 weeks ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Karim Jlil gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks so much Karim. Much appreciated!!!
2 weeks ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
John OGrady gave $20.00.
Thanks Akos. First on the emoji sticker.
2 weeks ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
John OGrady gave $1,814.00.
Profit from Bunnings Sausage Sizzle! Thanks Bunnings and all our mates who helped out!
2 weeks ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Mark Stoker gave $10.00.
Good luck!
1 week ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Amelia Fryc gave $50.00.
Love Mills and family x
1 week ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Anonymous gave $30.00.
This is for a great cause, good luck John!
1 week ago
HAVIN THE CRAIC
Dylan Porter gave $20.00.
All the best John, Ange and the fam!
Team Sponsors
No sponsors added yet.
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.