Goal $20,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$11,704
Raised
59%
Our Story …

G'day from Brad and Chris.

We have been friends for 25 years and both of our families have been touched by cancer. We want to celebrate our friendship by driving our (quite crappy) $1,000 car in the "Shitbox Rally" 5150kms across Australia from Perth to Sydney, via Uluru... it's going to be a hell of a trip.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and we are chuffed 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.

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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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target: $2,000,000
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3 months ago
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Helen Jowett gave $200.00.
Brad and Chris - Good luck on the LONG LONG drive!! Love Helen, William and Matilda
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $4,500.00.
1 month ago
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Well, exciting stuff!

We have a car. It's a metallic green 1999 Ford Futura "wagon". Actually, it's a pretty good car and the previous owner took really good care of it (thanks Chris, and also for the $50 donation to boot...). Our mechanic has just gone over it and it looks like a road-worthy car (phew...).

How does it drive? Like a boat on wheels. Suspension feels like it's been replaced with marshmallows, perfect for desert driving? Hmmm....

1 month ago
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Chris (the former owner) dropped the car off and was even kind enough to fit the roof rack for us. Legend.

He seems a bit sad to see his baby go. We are informed that her name is Fiona (of Shrek fame - i.e. big and green...). We'll need to decide whether that name sticks or not!

A special thanks to Chris for even donating $50 to the cause...

1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Guys - good luck with the drive and look after Fiona... Chris (former owner)
1 month ago
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Khac Phu gave $50.00.
Sounds like a fun trip. Looking forward to seeing all the pictures
4 weeks ago
Hi Khac, Thanks for the donation! Cheers, Brad
1 month ago
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Jason Coates gave $200.00.
Have a great drive.
4 weeks ago
Hi Jason, Thanks for getting us to $5k. Cheers, Brad
1 month ago
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Katrina Franks gave $100.00.
4 weeks ago
Hi Kat, Thanks for the donation. Regards, Brad
4 weeks ago
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Noela Foote gave $20.00.
Good on you!
4 weeks ago
Hi Noela, Thanks for donating. Regards, Brad
4 weeks ago
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Asook Asook gave $100.00.
Suggest you keep the windows open.
4 weeks ago
Hi Mark, Thanks for helping out with the donation. Give it's going to be two blokes in a car for 10 days we will absolutely keep those windows open. Cheers, Brad
4 weeks ago
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Chris Harris gave $100.00.
Long live the 5 arsed monkey !
3 weeks ago
Hey Chris, Thanks for the donation. I'm working on number 6! Cheers, Brad
3 weeks ago
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Eve Li gave $50.00.
Good luck on your drive! It looks to be so beautiful a journey! Look forward to all the stories and pictures! - Eve
3 weeks ago
Hi Eve, Thanks for helping out with the donation. Cheers, Brad
3 weeks ago
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Johannes & Sabrina Schertler gave $80.00.
Good on ya guys! Will be rooting for you all the way from Up Over i.e. Austria, where there are no kangaroos ;) Safe travels xo
3 weeks ago
Hi Guys, Thanks for the donation. Looking forward to catching up with you when you make it back here! Regards, Brad
3 weeks ago
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Carole Gathercole gave $200.00.
Have fun, be safe and win! Love Carole and Graeme
5 days ago
Thanks for the donation guys.
23 hours ago
Thanks Carol! I will bring him back dirty but safe (Chris)
3 weeks ago
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Kerry Galloway gave $150.00.
Good luck and have fun! Kerry and Daniel
5 days ago
Thank you for the donation Kerry, Dan and Jasper. It's going to be a long drive!!
23 hours ago
we will be packing the key nasal accouterments ... clothes pegs! Many thanks for your donation...
1 week ago
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Humaira Chandio gave $200.00.
Good Luck!
5 days ago
Thanks Humaira for the generous. You have tipped us over the $6,000 mark.
2 days ago
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Garth Moon gave $500.00.
Best of luck to you guys!
23 hours ago
Wow! Thank you for your excellent donation... we're going to have to paint a Korean flag somewhere on the car. 고맙습니다
2 days ago
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Michael Brady gave $200.00.
Great work guys. We hope you spend more time enjoying the verdant mountain scenery during the trip than lying in the sand. You may need a beer at the end. Very best wishes, Mike and Naomi
23 hours ago
We may need a beer at the beginning... thank you very much for your donation, Mike and Naomi!
2 days ago
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daniel schneider gave $200.00.
good luck guys, daniel
23 hours ago
We'll need it. Thank you for the donation, Daniel!
2 days ago
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Alan Selby gave $100.00.
Have a great time!
2 days ago
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Matthijs Smith gave $104.20.
Yabba, dabba doo!!!!!!
23 hours ago
Yeah, I have a feeling we are going to look like cavemen at the end of it... thanks for the donation, Matty!
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Rebecca Moore gave $100.00.
Good luck- hope Fiona has a radio for the long drive...safe travels
23 hours ago
Only 3AW / Golden Oldies. But it's ok, I have a collection of Elvis on tape ;-). Thanks for the donation!
2 days ago
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Pete Tobin gave $100.00.
Outstanding! The long tail is going on the long drive
1 day ago
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Judy DiClemente gave $100.00.
Go get 'em Chris!
1 day ago
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Bert Lathrop gave $200.00.
Godspeed, gents!
23 hours ago
Thanks Bro - we're going to need all the divine intervention we can get...
1 day ago
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Neil Bander gave $100.00.
looks like a shitload of fun.
1 day ago
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Warren and Jenny Young gave $100.00.
Dear Shrek and Donkey, have an adventurous trip with Fiona. BTW, which one of you is Shrek and which is Donkey?
23 hours ago
Brad is Shrek but oddly smells like Donkey. Thank you for your donation!
1 day ago
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Jordan Thurgood gave $100.00.
Great work lads!
23 hours ago
Pushing the car....? Thanks for your donation mate!
1 day ago
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Jann Skinner gave $200.00.
Have a great time!
23 hours ago
Thank you for your excellent donation Jann... as for having a good time? Well... two blokes, one car, desert, no showers, 10 days. You do the math...
1 day ago
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Jason Lewis gave $100.00.
good luck guys!
23 hours ago
Thank you mate - luck has nothing to do with it - it's pure mechanics!
1 day ago
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Ian Heraud gave $1,000.00.
What a great thing to do. Have a ball!
1 day ago
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Ceylan Karaduman gave $100.00.
Good luck!
23 hours ago
Thank you Ceylan - very kind of you!
1 day ago
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Anthony Bishop gave $50.00.
Go hard or go home (as they say...).
23 hours ago
Thanks Anthony - I just hope we make it home... ;-)
1 day ago
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Kristopher Salinger gave $50.00.
Good luck guys! Kris Salinger
23 hours ago
Thanks mate! Appreciate your donation...
1 day ago
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Mike Gerges gave $100.00.
Have a shitload of fun!! Best Mike
23 hours ago
Well, we'll have a shitbox of fun, hopefully mostly spent in it, rather than under it... many thanks!
1 day ago
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Shintaro Nishimura gave $100.00.
Exciting event! Hope the safe and great finish!
23 hours ago
Thank you! We will paint a Japanese flag on the car in solidarity...
1 day ago
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Andrea & Greg Santamaria gave $500.00.
Fantastic trip and a good cause wrapped up in a Futura. Hope the "devilish" charm works on getting you across the country.
23 hours ago
Dear Santamarias... many thanks for your very generous donation.
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Kerry Hegarty gave $50.00.
Go get 'em, boys!
23 hours ago
Thanks Kerry! We are going to be super-stinky after 10 days of dust and desert...
1 day ago
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Ros Wilson gave $250.00.
Have fun and don’t forget your goggles
23 hours ago
Thanks Ros... do you mean beer goggles?
1 day ago
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Mark Devlin gave $100.00.
Fantastic cause guys - Good Luck!! Mark Devlin
23 hours ago
Thanks mate - although if I had known you had a 2006 Futura sitting on your driveway, I might have knocked!
21 hours ago
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Jacob McCarthy gave $100.00.
21 hours ago
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ARUNA GAMBHIR gave $200.00.
Good luck, looking forward to seeing pics of your "adventure" - all for a great cause. aruna and sam
14 hours ago
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Dave Stanton gave $100.00.
Good luck - great cause
11 hours ago
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John Michailidis gave $50.00.
Having fun AND doing good? Gotta be in that.
7 hours ago
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Marissa Lim gave $150.00.
May your car run smooth and the weatehr is perfect!
7 hours ago
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M & E G gave $200.00.
Have fun gents, make sure you take lots of happy snaps!
6 hours ago
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Michael Cawley gave $200.00.
I hope it has a tape deck! I can lend you 1985 Up in Lights if you need tapes
6 hours ago
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Elizabeth Jowett gave $100.00.
Good luck Brad.Have a great trip.Liz and John
5 hours ago
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Edmon Odza gave $100.00.
Good luck mate!
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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.