In 2019, a bunch of likeminded adventure seekers got together and decided they wanted to combine their love of adventure travel with a desire to raise money for charitable causes. And so the Fermented Fools were born. And mission numero uno was venturing into the vast expanses of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, on an off road motorbike trip that saw us cover 2500km of wild, untamed countryside in 6 days. On the way we wrestled local tribesmen, drank fermented horse’s milk, imbibed our body weight in the glorious local chingis vodka and generally did our best job of wrecking ourselves. And in the process we raised $3500 for a local orphanage called the Lotus Foundation who provide care for vulnerable and neglected children.
So when we heard about the Shitbox Rally, we figured it sounded ready made for the Fermented Fools. And so here we go again. This time around, we are raising money for the Cancer Council of Australia. The fools have lost a number of close friends and family members to this terrible disease so this cause is close to our hearts. So please get behind us and support us on our mad mission from Mackay to Darwin!
We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2021 Spring!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Mackay to Darwin.
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.
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.