Inches and the Doctor are getting back on the horse again....well, back in the car. A different car...not an early 1980's Mercedes with experimental fuel injection! We're taking part in the Shitbox Rally 2021 in October this year and driving our 1993 Holden Apollo (codenamed the SBR Fast Attack Overlander Interceptor) for 3,342 km across the top of Australia from Mackay to Darwin.
It's been a strange year with a huge emphasis on COVID-19, but in 2021, we will still see more than 140,000 Australians diagnosed with a form of Cancer. The great news is that this is 5% down from 2008 which means events like these are having an impact. We both have had personal experiences of friends and family diagnosed with and impacted by Cancer and are proud to be involved in the largest community-led fundraiser in Australia for the Cancer Council. We need to raise at least $5,000 so we can help the 2021 Spring Rally exceed it's target of $2.5 million.
These funds go to the Cancer Council and while it's a difficult time to ask for donations, whatever amount you can provide would be so greatly appreciated - and please remember that donations are tax deductible. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.
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.
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.