Kia Ora / Hello!
We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2020 Spring!!
We're one Kiwi (Andrew) and one escaped-Pom (Adam) with very limited mechanical knowledge (what more do you need than a hammer, duct tape and cable ties right?), a healthy fear of all things to be expected in the Australian Outback and a proud love of our national summer dessert - Pavlova... so this should be great fun!
Adam owns a dive store and spends most of his life under water, and his English skin would get sunburn if he didn't apply sunscreen every 17 mins, so the outback is the perfect place to send him!
Andrew on the other hand hates the thought of any spider bigger than his fingernail, but you don't actually see that many spiders in Australia right... right!!?? He also likes driving fast cars on smooth tarmac, so a shitbox in the outback is not exactly his preferred transport!
This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes (cars under AUS$1000) from Mackay to Darwin - over 3000km!!
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 overall 2020 Spring rally fundraising 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.
Thank you again,
Adam and Andrew
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.
Almost $24 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.