Goal $8,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$8,230
Raised
103%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally in 2019. Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 9th year. My younger sister, Heather, has Stage 4 cancer herself and was my co-pilot on this insane adventure for three years. We have so far raised over $35,000 for cancer research and travelled 12,000 km together across various parts of outback Australia. We have seen first hand what funds raised do for those living with cancer, with Heather just passing 5 years since receiving a terminal diagnosis. We are committed to continuing to fundraise for this amazing cause, as it’s the only practical way we know to help others fighting their own similar battles, like our friend and 2018 buddy group team mate, Kristine Lawn who is kicking cancer's butt one day at a time, so lovingly supported by her sister, Janine Brightwell. 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.

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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.

raised: $2,640,505
target: $2,000,000
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11 months ago
Animal
Rick Smythe gave $20.00.
What a legend I've hit the books as first donation.
11 months ago
The Man. The Myth. Thank you x
11 months ago
Animal
Tammy Lee gave $50.00.
Rick only just got there. Lucky he is quick. Cannot wait to do the rally with you again!
11 months ago
Aw, thank you, Tammy Lee. That is very generous of you! It's going to be a great trip.
11 months ago
Animal
Alice Hanna gave $100.00.
You're a legend. Go forth and rock the rally.
11 months ago
You're a legend. Thank you so much, sweet potato :)
11 months ago
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Anonymous gave $15.00.
W1 of 39 - C x 3
11 months ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
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10 months ago
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Anonymous gave $48.35.
One piggy-bank emptied :)
10 months ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
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10 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
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10 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Your prize for reaching the summit
9 months ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
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9 months ago
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Anonymous gave $15.00.
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9 months ago
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Anonymous gave $70.00.
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9 months ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
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8 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
8 months ago
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Anonymous gave $70.00.
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7 months ago
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Anonymous gave $1.00.
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7 months ago
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Anonymous gave $375.00.
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6 months ago
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Julie Pesch gave $81.00.
6 months ago
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Diego Lozada gave $350.00.
Money from bike sale
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $400.00.
Kick butt guys! See you on Tropic Sailor! Amanda B
5 months ago
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Sarah Johnson gave $50.00.
5 months ago
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Dianne Mckinnon gave $100.00.
see you on the rally xx
5 months ago
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Julie Pesch gave $300.00.
You are awesome, Bevemummily Evergreen x
5 months ago
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Richard Smythe gave $235.15.
Raffle proceeds from pub night
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $5.32.
In the game
4 months ago
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Sue Behan gave $50.00.
Best wishes Julie - hope the long journey goes well
4 months ago
Thank you so much, Sue. You are always such a great support, and it is truly appreciated x
4 months ago
Thank you so much, Sue and Bob. Your support is unwavering.
4 months ago
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Kylie Alcorn gave $20.00.
⛵️ ⛵️ ⛵️
4 months ago
Thank you, Kylie. See you on the boat :)
4 months ago
Animal
Amy Fletcher gave $100.00.
Can’t wait to see what papier-mâché will adorn the beast this year.
4 months ago
Aw thank you, Amy. You have your own stuff going on, so we feel very lucky to have your support again x
4 months ago
Animal
SV Yasawa gave $50.00.
More to come but a little tight atm
4 months ago
Thank you to your boat, and two you as well, "CART". We appreciate your support and your company.
4 months ago
Animal
Britt and Barry Love gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Thank you, Britt and Baz. You support us every year, and we are very grateful.
4 months ago
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Lisa McClure gave $100.00.
Love your work. Love you. xx
4 months ago
Thanks mate. For the support again this year, and for the love x
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $400.00.
4 months ago
I do not know what to say. Mind blown. Thank you x
4 months ago
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STRUC-TECH STEEL DETAILING gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Thank you so much, Anthony. It is lovely of you to support us, and very much appreciated.
4 months ago
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Kyrrin Kedwell gave $20.00.
Go you good things!!
4 months ago
Thanks heaps, Kyrrin. You're a legend :)
4 months ago
Animal
SV Yasawa gave $100.00.
I accept fish and chips
3 months ago
Fish and chips can be arranged. Thank you again, CART.
4 months ago
Animal
Michelle White gave $200.00.
Auction - angels say a big thankyou!
4 months ago
Thank you, Michelle. Team work :)
4 months ago
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Hippy Chicks gave $25.00.
Love from Hippy Chicks
4 months ago
Thank you so much, gorgeous ladies. Wish we were on the same rally again this year x
4 months ago
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Heather Ferrier gave $234.00.
It's great seeing your tally slowly but surely creeping up there and it pleases my OCD to bring you up to a nice round $4,000. See you on the 23rd. :)
4 months ago
This is very nice of you, Hubba. And my OCD side approves. See you on the road (good luck replacing me with a tumbleweed this year and good luck to Amanda with your air con requirements).
4 months ago
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Steve Cratchley gave $100.00.
Camel Tow ing - Thanks
4 months ago
Excellent use of 'camel tow' in a sentence. Thank you for your support, Cratchleys x
4 months ago
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Julie Pesch gave $40.00.
3 months ago
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Wade Doolan gave $50.00.
Good luck Julie!!!
3 months ago
Thank you, Wade. I have elevated your good percentage to maybe around 10. Enjoy this moment, and thank you for supporting Team Animal again this year.
3 months ago
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Adrian Tynan gave $510.00.
Good on you (again) Julie! Only wish it could be more -but hopefully the minimum is now well and truly within range. - Tynan Family
3 months ago
You just donated 10% of the fundraising requirements - just let that sink in for a minute. I hope whoever you sold your kidney to, gets good use out of it ;) Thank you so much, Tynans, for your continued support. We are blown away x
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $300.00.
Hi Jules, here's to getting Team Animal over the line and meeting the minimum required to participate in this year's rally. It's been a long three years since my mother died though we had her for longer because of the research. Fuffle xx
3 months ago
Thank you so much, Fuffle, for helping keep up the fight in your mum's name x
3 months ago
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Ric Medlin gave $50.00.
I'm on a boat!!
3 months ago
Thank you so much, Ric. See you, tomorrow x
3 months ago
Thank you so much, Ric. See you on the boat :)
3 months ago
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Brad Harris gave $200.00.
Good luck Ratbag, hope you have a great rally. Wish I could join you.
3 months ago
Ratbag. I am going to take that as a sign of affection, regardless of how you intended it :) Thank you so much, Brad. It is really nice of you so support the rally, while suffering from FOMO. R
3 months ago
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Nic & Brett Garnham gave $100.00.
Can’t wait to see you for our sunset cruise this afternoon!
3 months ago
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Julie Pesch gave $150.00.
3 months ago
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Arcadium gave $890.00.
3 months ago
Marley, your generosity and continued support of the Cancer Council is amazing. We all extend our gratitude to you, and have seen first-hand what sponsorship like yours can do for those living with cancer. Thank you so much.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
Go Team Animal! Donating in the name of my sister Sal who is also at Stage 4 x
3 months ago
Thank you so much. I hope your sister is doing well.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
3 months ago
OMG you are terrible.
3 months ago
Animal
Anonymous gave $80.00.
Sailing Sunday 31st
3 months ago
Thank you so much, guys. We are glad you had an adventurous, and enjoyable day.
3 months ago
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Kylie Alcorn gave $140.00.
⛵️ ⛵️ ⛵️
3 months ago
Thank you Kylie, and also for taking the time to organize the trip. Everyone's time is precious, and the fact you took some of yours to help us out with fundraising is very much appreciated.
3 months ago
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Brent Turner gave $250.00.
3 months ago
Thank you, Brent. It is is really lovely of you to generously support the cause again this year.
3 months ago
Animal
Anonymous gave $50.00.
Go Animal!! In remembrance of Dean 'Dingo' Bax who passed away23 March 2019
3 months ago
Thank you so much for your donation in Dean's honour. RIP, Dean. It sounds like you lived life to the fullest.
3 months ago
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Janell Sammon gave $50.00.
All the best Team Animal with fundraising for this very important cause.
3 months ago
Thank you, Janell - you just took us over the $7,000 mark. I do love seeing the numbers tick over when it's for something good.
2 months ago
Animal
David Giles gave $100.00.
Wish we could be there with you. Hose B
2 months ago
Animal
Jason Readett gave $250.00.
All the best for another year. You're a legend!
2 months ago
Animal
Rachel Hawkins gave $20.00.
Go get 'em Julie !
2 months ago
Animal
Ricky Ibbs gave $100.00.
Good luck on the trip and looking forward to that espresso martini!!
2 months ago
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john connolly & partners gave $200.00.
Go Julie
2 months ago
Thank you so much, John. We really appreciate your support again this year.
2 months ago
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Leah Ferrier gave $50.00.
We think you're amazing Julie and team Animal. From Leah & Damon.
2 months ago
Thank you Leah and Damon. I tried but failed to catch you in person, Leah. You guys should do this one day x
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $30.00.
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
2 months ago
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Jason Readett gave $50.00.
2 months ago
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Julie Pesch gave $215.00.
2 months ago
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Ben Baker gave $50.00.
2 months ago
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Madeleine Headlam gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Thank you so much, Madeleine. We appreciate your supoort x
1 month ago
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David Kuo Hao Hsu gave $50.00.
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1 month ago
Thank you so much, David. This was really nice of you.
1 month ago
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Julie Pesch gave $40.00.
Thank you so much, David.
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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.

Almost $20 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.