Tony and Ron are pumped to be taking part in the Spring 2021 Shitbox Rally, an epic fundraiser for the Cancer Council. This year we will be relying our trusty Tarago, Gus the Bus, to take us on incredible journey driving from Mackay to Darwin..........and its got to get us from Sydney to the start line in Mackay first ...... in all over 5100kms !
The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and has raised over $20 million since its inception over 10 years ago. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but with your support we are hoping to raise that little bit extra and hit our target of $7000 ++.
Like most of us, we are all touched by cancer in some way and our journey is dedicated to Tony's parents Pat & Ginna and my Uncles Charlie & John and mate Chiz, all of whom we have lost to this wretched disease.
We are of course well prepared for the Rally !! ......... heaps of enthusiasm but no mechanical or rally experience whatsoever - so I am sure we will be in for some fun and pure adventure on the road to Darwin. Please join us on our journey as we will involve all our sponsors with regular progress updates and photos via this page and social media.
Also some lucky sponsors will "join us" along the way, so see our donation options.
We want to thank you in advance for your contributions so please don't wait and jump onto our "we give" page and make a donation. Lets make cancer a think of the past.
We really look forward to having you on our team.
Thanks Tony & Ron
ps ; make sure you watch the video, its classic and will inspire you to assist
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.
After a "tough" negotiation with Nigel (Shitbox 2019 Finisher) we managed to secure our transport - "Gus the Bus" 1995 Toyota Tarago. Thanks Nigel
Another cold and windy day on the Coogee walk ..............where the whole idea of competing in the Shitbox came to fruition, along with solving many of the worlds problems !
THANK YOU THANK YOU
We are offering the first 4 people donating $250 or over the unique chance of travel with us-.via a "headshot" fixed on our passenger windows. Just think , its a story you can tell for years!
A big thankyou to our first 2 passengers - Carlo and David
2 SPOTS LEFT .......just to let you know that you can choose whoever you like to appear in the photo.,,,,a good b/day present , stich-up or ???
A Real Look at What's Ahead !
Thanks all for your generosity. We came across this doco on the Shitbox Rally 2014 (thanks Anthony). It gives a real insight into what's ahead .........and may even inspire you to sign up one day ! Enjoy.
ONE SPOT LEFT - we now have only one spot to fill on our car windows. Thanks to our passengers so far ; David, Carlo and the Almond family. Looking forward to you joining us on the trip!!
OUR WINDOW PASSENGER SPACES ARE ALL GONE - congrats Andy you just got in for the last spot . Nick T you are first reserve.
The support to date has been fantastic so Thankyou everyone
Rally Dress Up Announcement from Organisers
Think big hair and bright colours, leg warmers, denim on demin, scrunchies, Crocodile Dundee, BMX Bandits, Scott and Charlene from Neighbours, Collette's fluorescent lycra shorts, Molly Meldrum, Hey Hey It's Saturday and Alan Border.
You get the picture. We can't wait to see what you come up with!"
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.