Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$6,885
Raised
138%
Our Story …

In 2018, Myles lost a close mate (Mikey - 32 yrs) and Mel lost her Grandfather (Dida - 79yrs) to cancer. This rally is close to our hearts and we aim to raise over $5,000 to donate to the Cancer Council for research for all of our futures.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for The Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 9th year. Any donation you make will motivate us to work harder and harder towards this cause and it will be truly appreciated.

We are so proud to be a part of this. Our participation in the Shitbox Rally is to honour those we have lost to cancer, to celebrate how precious life is, to be selfless and mindful with like-minded Shitboxers and to raise much needed funds for cancer research.

We would like to invite anyone who donates to write a message on our Shitbox, it could simply be your name or a message of support for us or a message to a loved one that you have lost to cancer so they can be part of the journey across Australia.

You can follow our progress via this page and the blog post below.

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Here's what I'm doing …

Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, this year for the 10th year anniversary rally, over a 10 day across Australia endeavour 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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raised: $1,069,142
target: $2,000,000
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4 months ago
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Myles Savage gave $50.00.
One for Mike
4 months ago
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Kim Bann gave $50.00.
Great work you both x
4 months ago
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Zdenka Marinov gave $30.00.
Good luck! I hope the aircon works!!
4 months ago
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Stephanie Colosi gave $20.00.
All the best! Love Roc, Steph & Aria
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
What a way to make a difference. Keep pushing on.
3 months ago
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Mark Reilly gave $100.00.
Good luck Melly and Miles ... See what I did there 😎
3 months ago
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Yew! We have found our shitbox, what a beauty! But for $1,000 we have a lot of work to do lol The first turn of the key and she didn't start... But with a second hand replacement battery, a wash down and an oil change later she's kind of alive and ready enough for testing and desert prep to begin!

3 months ago
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Kristen Ross gave $50.00.
Good luck awesome people! Xx
3 months ago
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Karin Kaczmarczyk gave $25.00.
Good luck and wishing you safe travel.
3 months ago
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Louise Attard gave $50.00.
3 months ago
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Last night we went to Eastern Creek Drags with the van and had a brilliant time! It was a special trip because this is something Myles has done previously with Mikey. It was a great night had by all including Mikeys brothers Joe and Martin.

3 months ago
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Janey Tiernan gave $50.00.
Great cause guys!
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Genevieve Reilly gave $50.00.
Cancer affects families everywhere, our family has suffered from this terrible disease. I love that your fighting to find a cure. Love you Nan xx
3 months ago
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We gave the van a bit of TLC today and then took it out for a spin on Oxford Street. Lucky us got a spot right in front of where we wanted to be !

3 months ago
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Theresa Bedrossian gave $45.00.
Good luck guys Great cause Xoxo Love Peter and auntie T
3 months ago
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Eleanor Britton gave $40.00.
A cause close to all our hearts xx
3 months ago
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Kathryn LaRoche gave $50.00.
3 months ago
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We have found the perfect material for our curtains! Its completely cactus! Haha!

We’re very excited to see the van taking shape. We want to make it livable so that we can sleep in it during the rally. We have black-out fabric to help with reducing sunlight each morning and we hope to test it out this summer.

2 months ago
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Genny Reilly gave $50.00.
Keep up the great work Melanee, I’m very proud of your efforts.
2 months ago
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Natasha Hain gave $50.00.
Good luck guys.
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
9 drunk skunks
2 months ago
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Robert John Savage gave $150.00.
Proud of you two!
1 month ago
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Paula Bindschedler gave $100.00.
Well done and have a good time
1 month ago
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Francis & Roza Bindschedler gave $100.00.
That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything. – John Green
1 month ago
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Cam n jordo Cheers gave $100.00.
Byron bay neighbours
3 weeks ago
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Bettys Ballroom Blitz gave $100.00.
So proud of you for donating your time in raising money for this worthy cause. We all have or know someone who has died from the dreaded ‘C’. I’ve just found out a very close friend from dancing has stage 3 - 0 cancer:-( I’m devastated, sorry for taking so long to donate.
3 weeks ago
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Jane Denny gave $50.00.
Go you good things!!
2 weeks ago
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Jeanette Savage gave $50.00.
On behalf of Janet From NZ - Good luck M & M
2 weeks ago
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Charlotte Mclaren gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
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Jeanette Savage gave $250.00.
For you Zac. Cancer invaded your body and took you from us but it can never ever take the precious memories of our shared unconditional love; they live on; locked forever in our hearts. Go Mel & Myles
2 weeks ago
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Bill May gave $50.00.
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Alison Stevens gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
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Delycia Casson gave $50.00.
Hi guys, Cancer has visited my family with the loss of my darling younger sister and I am more than happy to contribute to my favourite charity. I wish you both a fabulous and safe journey with many fun surprises along the way and can't wait to see your interesting photos and your many stories. Delycia your many stories and photos. Delycia
2 weeks ago
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JOHN LIDDELL gave $100.00.
Best of luck and a great cause. Cheers J & J
1 week ago
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John Savage gave $200.00.
Well done you two you've now cracked the halfway mark. We are proud of your initiative and energy towards this great cause. Good luck with the Sausage sambo promo and hope the wheels on the bus (Deadset Cactus) continue to go round, round round and round from Perth back home. Wishing you a memorable and stress-free journey.
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $2,500.00.
1 week ago
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Veronica Hehir gave $50.00.
Good luck Myles and Mel I am sure your mech eng quals will come in handy on the trip! Congratulations! Vonnie Hehir xx
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
We are helping Myles and Melanee by donating to their Shitbox because Cancer is a SHIT of a disease and we meed research to eradicate all types of cancer. Good luck with reaching your goals All the best and stay safe Betty & Jim
1 week ago
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Max Hitchins gave $200.00.
Go for it Myles! Max Hitchins
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Excellent - target reached. Have a fun adventure.
1 week ago
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Stephen James gave $50.00.
1 week ago
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Joanne Smith gave $200.00.
HI Myles & Melanee, Raising the awareness of cancer research is a great cause. I too have lost family and friends to cancer. Enjoy the rally. Joanne (Group at The Union on Thursdays).
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good Luck Ann & Dick
6 days ago
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SILVIA TINDALL gave $200.00.
Good Luck
4 days ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck from Judy H
3 days ago
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Anonymous gave $35.00.
Good luck, stay safe and enjoy. JohnF
22 hours ago
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Mosman Holdings Ltd. gave $500.00.
20 hours ago
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Nick Westley gave $40.00.
Good on you, Miles & Mel, may the long and winding road be rut-free and Deadset Cactus keep rolling along. Nick & Ros, Bundanoon
20 hours ago
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Belinda Pol Bodetto gave $100.00.
Dearest Myles and Mel , You are both amazing, drive safe and have a blast. Love Polbas xxxxx
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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 $15 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.