Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2021 spring
$7,685
Raised
154%
Our Story …

"I'M NOT GOING TO LET IT BEAT ME!"

- Dad would have wanted us to go for it, so we are!

2020 turned everyone's life upside down. For our family, it was the year we lost our Dad, John Potter - a classic car enthusiast; devoted teacher; mentor; community contributor and above all, a loving and kind father, grandfather, husband.

Dad and I were set to do the Shit Box Rally together in October 2020 but we lost him to cancer on 21st August 2020. So in Dad's honour, my husband Pieter and I are taking on the challenge this year. We will drive Dad's $650 1995 Ford Fairmount Wagon the 3,700km's from Mackay to Darwin across the Australian outback.

In 2019, Dad battled major cancer treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and serious surgery. "I'm not going to let it beat me!" was Dad's catch cry. And with determination and grace, he did beat cancer. But after only a few months free of cancer and the rigors of treatment, the cancer came back, and this time it took him.

Dad's wish was to do the Shit Box Rally challenge and raise funds for Cancer Council. For our place in the Rally, Pieter and I are required to raise a minimum of $5,000, so we seek support from friends, family, sponsors and the community to hit this target.

We are very grateful for your donations and sponsorship of any amount. Donations go directly to Cancer Council's research, prevention and support programs. We thank you for your support as we take on this challenge, in memory of our dear Dad, John.

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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.

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1 year ago
Won't let it beat us!
$200.00 was received
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1 year ago
Won't let it beat us!
Anonymous gave $500.00.
Amazing effort!
1 year ago
Won't let it beat us!
Marlene Cirillo gave $100.00.
Go Potters!!
1 year ago
Won't let it beat us!
Lisa Kastaniotis gave $100.00.
6 months ago
Thanks again LK. Pieter and I are now doing the Rally this year in honour of Dad. God help us!
1 year ago
Won't let it beat us!
Ed Skelic gave $30.00.
Great work Potters!
6 months ago
Thanks again Eddie. Pieter and I have decided to take Dad's old Magna now...will be its final journey.
1 year ago
Won't let it beat us!
Melanie Coles gave $30.00.
Well done team Potter!!
6 months ago
Thanks again Mel. Pieter and I have decided to take Dad's old Magna now...will be its final journey.
1 year ago
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$50.00 was received
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8 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
Anonymous gave $2,300.00.
Enjoy and drive carefully!
8 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
Teresa Villani gave $50.00.
Let the driving begin - Amazing Megan xo
6 months ago
Thanks again Teresa. Pieter and I have decided to take Dad's old Magna now...will be its final journey.
6 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
Chrissy Russell gave $100.00.
Nice work Potter family! x
6 months ago
Hi Chrissy Thank you so much for your very generous donation to our Rally challenge, in memory of Dad. We really appreciate your support.
6 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
John moszkowicz gave $75.00.
Awesome guys!! Good luck!!👍👏🙌👌
6 months ago
Dear John- thank you for being there on Sunday at the Lion's event. And for your support of this challenge in Dad's honour.
6 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
Colleen & Alan WRAY gave $500.00.
Keep the optimism alive!
6 months ago
Dear Colleen and Alan. Thank you for your generosity. It was lovely to see you on Sunday at the Lions event. The Club meant so much to Dad.
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $250.00.
Best of luck in the rally! Love Meg & Sean
6 months ago
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Dynamic Electrical Controls Pty Ltd gave $500.00.
6 months ago
Thanks cousin!
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $1,000.00.
6 months ago
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Jan & Karl Lapinskas gave $400.00.
Good luck you two. So proud of you.
6 months ago
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Melissa Harris gave $50.00.
Good luck guys! Luv Phill and Mel
6 months ago
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Erika Trauzzi gave $400.00.
May your Dad be with you in spirit as you go cross country (safely)! xoxo
5 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
Margaret Fewings gave $50.00.
What a great legacy! Enjoy and keep safe!
5 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
Todd Harper gave $100.00.
Congrats Megan! Hope you have the best time
4 months ago
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Marion Heywood gave $50.00.
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
I’m sure that your dad would have been super proud of your undertakings. I hope that you raise a lot of money for cancer research and that you have an absolute ball on the rally. Have fun.
3 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
Wendy Sims gave $100.00.
In memory of John Potter "Potts"
3 months ago
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Marie Goldsworthy gave $100.00.
Our friend John Potter would have loved the adventure that this drive suggests - the vehicles particularly, but also the planning, the maps and preparations. We hope Megan & Pieter have a great time and are able to complete the challenge, even without John. His memory lives on!
2 months ago
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$500.00 was received
Echuca Lions Club
2 months ago
Won't let it beat us!
Annette Cowan gave $100.00.
Good Luck !!! A great tribute for a worthy cause
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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.

Over $26 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.