Goal $25,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$21,872
Raised
87%
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, 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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7 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
5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $4,500.00.
5 months 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....

5 months 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...

5 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Guys - good luck with the drive and look after Fiona... Chris (former owner)
3 months ago
Thanks Chris!
5 months ago
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Khac Phu gave $50.00.
Sounds like a fun trip. Looking forward to seeing all the pictures
5 months ago
Hi Khac, Thanks for the donation! Cheers, Brad
5 months ago
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Jason Coates gave $200.00.
Have a great drive.
5 months ago
Hi Jason, Thanks for getting us to $5k. Cheers, Brad
5 months ago
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Katrina Franks gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Hi Kat, Thanks for the donation. Regards, Brad
5 months ago
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Noela Foote gave $20.00.
Good on you!
5 months ago
Hi Noela, Thanks for donating. Regards, Brad
5 months ago
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Asook Asook gave $100.00.
Suggest you keep the windows open.
5 months 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 months ago
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Chris Harris gave $100.00.
Long live the 5 arsed monkey !
4 months ago
Hey Chris, Thanks for the donation. I'm working on number 6! Cheers, Brad
4 months 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
4 months ago
Hi Eve, Thanks for helping out with the donation. Cheers, Brad
4 months 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
4 months ago
Hi Guys, Thanks for the donation. Looking forward to catching up with you when you make it back here! Regards, Brad
4 months ago
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Carole Gathercole gave $200.00.
Have fun, be safe and win! Love Carole and Graeme
4 months ago
Thanks for the donation guys.
4 months ago
Thanks Carol! I will bring him back dirty but safe (Chris)
4 months ago
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Kerry Galloway gave $150.00.
Good luck and have fun! Kerry and Daniel
4 months ago
Thank you for the donation Kerry, Dan and Jasper. It's going to be a long drive!!
4 months ago
we will be packing the key nasal accouterments ... clothes pegs! Many thanks for your donation...
4 months ago
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Humaira Chandio gave $200.00.
Good Luck!
4 months ago
Thanks Humaira for the generous. You have tipped us over the $6,000 mark.
4 months ago
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Garth Moon gave $500.00.
Best of luck to you guys!
4 months ago
Wow! Thank you for your excellent donation... we're going to have to paint a Korean flag somewhere on the car. 고맙습니다
4 months 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
4 months ago
We may need a beer at the beginning... thank you very much for your donation, Mike and Naomi!
4 months ago
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daniel schneider gave $200.00.
good luck guys, daniel
4 months ago
We'll need it. Thank you for the donation, Daniel!
4 months ago
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Alan Selby gave $100.00.
Have a great time!
3 months ago
Thank you very much Alan!
4 months ago
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Matthijs Smith gave $104.20.
Yabba, dabba doo!!!!!!
4 months ago
Yeah, I have a feeling we are going to look like cavemen at the end of it... thanks for the donation, Matty!
4 months ago
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Rebecca Moore gave $100.00.
Good luck- hope Fiona has a radio for the long drive...safe travels
4 months ago
Only 3AW / Golden Oldies. But it's ok, I have a collection of Elvis on tape ;-). Thanks for the donation!
4 months ago
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Pete Tobin gave $100.00.
Outstanding! The long tail is going on the long drive
3 months ago
Ha! Thanks Pete...
4 months ago
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Judy DiClemente gave $100.00.
Go get 'em Chris!
3 months ago
Thanks Judy - Brad and I really appreciate it...
4 months ago
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Bert Lathrop gave $200.00.
Godspeed, gents!
4 months ago
Thanks Bro - we're going to need all the divine intervention we can get...
4 months ago
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Neil Bander gave $100.00.
looks like a shitload of fun.
3 months ago
Thanks Neil - yes, hopefully although 10 days with no showers... hmmm...
4 months 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?
4 months ago
Brad is Shrek but oddly smells like Donkey. Thank you for your donation!
3 months ago
Thanks Warren and Jenny for the donation. Pretty sure I'd rather be Shrek than Lord Farquaad...
4 months ago
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Jordan Thurgood gave $100.00.
Great work lads!
4 months ago
Pushing the car....? Thanks for your donation mate!
4 months ago
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Jann Skinner gave $200.00.
Have a great time!
4 months 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...
4 months ago
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Jason Lewis gave $100.00.
good luck guys!
4 months ago
Thank you mate - luck has nothing to do with it - it's pure mechanics!
4 months ago
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Ian Heraud gave $1,000.00.
What a great thing to do. Have a ball!
3 months ago
Thanks mate - it's for a good cause!
4 months ago
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Ceylan Karaduman gave $100.00.
Good luck!
4 months ago
Thank you Ceylan - very kind of you!
4 months ago
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Anthony Bishop gave $50.00.
Go hard or go home (as they say...).
4 months ago
Thanks Anthony - I just hope we make it home... ;-)
4 months ago
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Kristopher Salinger gave $50.00.
Good luck guys! Kris Salinger
4 months ago
Thanks mate! Appreciate your donation...
4 months ago
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Mike Gerges gave $100.00.
Have a shitload of fun!! Best Mike
4 months ago
Well, we'll have a shitbox of fun, hopefully mostly spent in it, rather than under it... many thanks!
4 months ago
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Shintaro Nishimura gave $100.00.
Exciting event! Hope the safe and great finish!
4 months ago
Thank you! We will paint a Japanese flag on the car in solidarity...
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Dear Santamarias... many thanks for your very generous donation.
4 months ago
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Kerry Hegarty gave $50.00.
Go get 'em, boys!
4 months ago
Thanks Kerry! We are going to be super-stinky after 10 days of dust and desert...
4 months ago
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Ros Wilson gave $250.00.
Have fun and don’t forget your goggles
4 months ago
Thanks Ros... do you mean beer goggles?
4 months ago
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Mark Devlin gave $100.00.
Fantastic cause guys - Good Luck!! Mark Devlin
4 months ago
Thanks mate - although if I had known you had a 2006 Futura sitting on your driveway, I might have knocked!
4 months ago
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Jacob McCarthy gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thank you very much for your donation! Brad and Chris
4 months 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
3 months ago
Dear Sam and Aruna - many thanks for your support!
4 months ago
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Dave Stanton gave $100.00.
Good luck - great cause
3 months ago
Thanks David!
4 months ago
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John Michailidis gave $50.00.
Having fun AND doing good? Gotta be in that.
3 months ago
Exactly! Many thanks for your support, John...
4 months ago
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Marissa Lim gave $150.00.
May your car run smooth and the weatehr is perfect!
3 months ago
It runs very smooth! Like a boat...
4 months ago
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M & E G gave $200.00.
Have fun gents, make sure you take lots of happy snaps!
3 months ago
Hi Matt and Emma, Thanks for the donation. I'll be sure to upload some "racy" photos.
4 months 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
3 months ago
It ONLY has a tape deck. But I have a tape adapter... which, believe it or not, JB HiFi still sells.
4 months ago
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Elizabeth Jowett gave $100.00.
Good luck Brad.Have a great trip.Liz and John
3 months ago
Hi Liz and John, Thanks for the donation. We will be making updates so make sure you check back on our progress.
4 months ago
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Edmon Odza gave $100.00.
Good luck mate!
3 months ago
Thanks Edmon! Appreciate your support...
4 months ago
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Paul Palumbo gave $100.00.
Time to channel your inner Bruce Mclaren. Have a great adventure!
3 months ago
Hopefully early McLaren... not "late" McLaren... thanks Paul!
4 months ago
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P4G sprl gave $200.00.
Good luck Guys and have fun! Cheers, Odile
3 months ago
Thank you... now I need to spray-paint a Belgian flag!
4 months ago
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paul hopper gave $200.00.
Have fun Chris!!
3 months ago
Thanks Paul! Much appreciated...
4 months ago
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Bob Atwill gave $50.00.
Great cause and all the best - Better than my normal car!
3 months ago
"My other car is a Carera..." (need that bumper sticker)
4 months ago
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Rosanne Robinson gave $150.00.
Good luck and safe travels.
3 months ago
Thanks Rosanne - we will be safe so long as Brad is not driving.
4 months ago
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Chris Burns gave $50.00.
It's a wide open road...best of luck making it to Sydney!
3 months ago
Luck has nothing to do with it! It has everything to do with driving fast enough over corrugations that you kind of "fly" all the way there...
4 months ago
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Alannah Evans gave $100.00.
Good luck and have fun
3 months ago
It will be fun if I play the radio loud enough.
4 months ago
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Alastair Hick gave $100.00.
Enjoy the ride!
3 months ago
Thank you. Brad will. (ha ha)
4 months ago
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Patricia Toothman gave $100.00.
Looks like a fun time and for a good cause!
3 months ago
It LOOKS like a fun time, but the reality will likely be very different.
4 months ago
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Steve Cooper gave $50.00.
Make it last the distance! Keep some parts intact until the at least last few days :) Scoops
3 months ago
Which parts are you talking about? Is this an oblique reference to corrugation -induced trauma to Brad's undercarriage or are you talking about the car...
3 months ago
Hey Steve, Thanks for the donation. Pretty sure my undercarriage will be securely located within the car.
4 months ago
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Chris Gonsalvez gave $100.00.
Hope you have the best time. Safe travels. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
3 months ago
Thank you Chris! Hopefully not on national television...
4 months ago
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Women of PET.US gave $500.00.
Women of PET are supporting you!! Go for it!! Joan, Jenny, Sue and Ruth!!!
3 months ago
Thank you WOP! We appreciate it and thank you for your generosity!
3 months ago
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Wolfgang Behrenbruch gave $200.00.
Good luck to the two of you ! Wolf
3 months ago
Thanks Uncle Wolf! We appreciate it...!
3 months ago
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Elyse Shapiro gave $108.00.
Good luck and have fun! Elyse
3 months ago
Dear Elyse, thank you for your kind donation...
3 months ago
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Christine Jenkinson gave $200.00.
Nice one Brad
3 months ago
Hi Christine and Tim, Thanks for the generous donation! We are well on the way to $20k.
3 months ago
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Jack McCall gave $50.00.
Go get 'em, guys! Cheers. -- Nick McCall
3 months ago
Thank you very much Nick! Really appreciated...
3 months ago
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Doug Cubbin gave $200.00.
Good luck
3 months ago
Thanks Doug... when we need to dig ourselves out of the ground, I will be thinking of you...
3 months ago
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Nick Cerneaz gave $200.00.
On ya mate ... good luck. .. see you by the sea-side (east coast) - cold beers waiting for you!
3 months ago
Thank you very much Nick! We will need those cold ones...
3 months ago
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Adam Lodders gave $100.00.
What an adventure! Good luck and hope you and the car make the journey without too many incidents. Adam & Kirsty.
3 months ago
Thanks you very much for you kind donation and support - Brad and Chris
3 months ago
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Gabriel Liberatore gave $100.00.
Good luck and watch out for those Kangaroos!
3 months ago
Thanks mate. I promise we will eat whatever we kill.
3 months ago
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Clarendon Lawyers gave $1,890.00.
3 months ago
A very big thank you to the excellent team at Clarendon Lawyers for this fantastic support! We will make sure we get lots of great pictures of the car (and its classy decals). Brad and Chris
3 months ago
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Edward Tyndall gave $50.00.
Don't forget the bars leak
3 months ago
(CB microphone crackle) - roger that... many thanks for the donation, Ned!
3 months ago
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Etienne Montagut gave $200.00.
All the best!
3 months ago
Many thanks Etienne! We really appreciate the support (and we will add the French flag to the back bumper)
3 months ago
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David Perrin gave $100.00.
Thanks for all your efforts Chris to this field.
3 months ago
Thanks David! We really appreciate your kind donation, very decent of you...
3 months ago
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Bear and Brook Consulting gave $500.00.
Chris and Brad, I hope you have a great 'run' and that it is not too shitty! If you win, I will donate another $500. Cheers, Peter
3 months ago
Hey Dad - thanks very much for the generous donation. There is no "winner" per se ... the winner is cancer research and so we all win in the end.
3 months ago
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Yee Xien Lee gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thank you very much! Brad and Chris
3 months ago
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Janet Hagger gave $60.00.
From Lynda,Maria,Janet, friends of Carole from Perfect Cheese Co Fitzroy Vic 1968
3 months ago
Dear Janet, thank you so much for the great donation... Brad and Chris
3 months ago
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Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited gave $1,890.00.
3 months ago
Many thanks to the Telix team for the great support of cancer research. Chris and Brad
3 months ago
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Julie Sutcliffe gave $100.00.
Wishing you a safe journey. You know you got this 😁 ❤️ 😁
3 months ago
It’s a great honour to receive a donation from a survivor. Xo
3 months ago
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Zhenya Mikulchik gave $250.00.
Good luck team! What a great cause and a long planned trip. Make it happen boys!
3 months ago
Thanks very much Zhen! We really appreciate it.... Chris and Brad
3 months ago
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Well, we're off!

We managed to get the car from Melbourne to Perth (it's looking tremendous, by the way...). Last night we had the pre-rally briefing and it's finally dawned on us that 300 cars (600 crazy people) are going to be tearing across the outback over the 10 days.

It's going to be insane.

Today marks the formal start of the rally and Brad and I are excited to be on our way. It's been a huge amount of work to get to this point and now it's time to enjoy the ride (literally). A big thanks to Telix Pharmaceuticals and Clarendon Lawyers for the corporate sponsorship as well. It makes a big difference.

Tally ho!

3 months ago
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Ben Titz gave $100.00.
What an amazing journey for a great cause - love it! Godspeed and cheers from LynxBio!
3 months ago
Thanks Lynx Bio (and Ben)! Really appreciate the support...
3 months ago
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Sarah Tuckerman gave $50.00.
I think you're in for a great adventure, but 2 guys in a car for 10 days...keep those windows open!! Best of luck to you both
3 months ago
I’ve had a custom set of velvet-lines clothes pegs made for when Brad starts to squiff. Thanks for the donation, Sarah!
3 months ago
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Brie Jowett gave $50.00.
Good luck from the Jowett clan (Mike, Brie, Roy and Sid) in Vanuatu!
3 months ago
Thank you Jowett Klan! You guys rock... Brad and Chris
3 months ago
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George Lovrecz gave $100.00.
Well done, love you both ! George
3 months ago
Hey Huggy Bear, you got us over the $20,000 line! Perfect timing! Thank you for your kind support! Chris and Brad.
3 months ago
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Mark Sleeman gave $100.00.
Go Chris - great cause and looks great fun
3 months ago
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Oliver Buck gave $100.00.
Go Dirtdevils - Go. Looking forward to hearing the stories and seeing the pics in Melbourne
3 months ago
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$100.00 was received
Go Dirt Devils!
3 months ago
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Rasika Amerasinghe gave $20.00.
Wishing you a *safe*, *wonderful* trip filled with lots of *happy* memories! All the best! :o) Rasika
3 months ago
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Warwick Tong gave $200.00.
Go Bucko - hope you make it. Wazza
3 months ago
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Greetings from Kalgoorlie!

First night camping out. It's a pretty communal and friendly atmosphere and it was a great opportunity to walk around and take a look at everyone's vehicular masterpieces. Some amazing efforts.

We are now heading out bush and probably out of mobile data access for a few days but below are some pics for your enjoyment!

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3 months ago
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Paul Taylor gave $100.00.
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Steven Woo gave $100.00.
Driving from Perth to Sydney with cartons of my favourite drinks - that's an adventure. Go Brad Go... Looking forward to the stories of your exploration and along the way what you and your mate got up along the way.
3 months ago
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Mark Buzza gave $50.00.
Amazing effort Chris and Brad!! I hope the journey goes smoothly and you have a blast! Safe travels.
3 months ago
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Miguel Mulet gave $50.00.
Good luck! When you get to the other side just drill a tunnel and come to Madrid for a beer.
3 months ago
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Susan Bannister gave $50.00.
Brad and Chris Well done on the adventure so far! Can't wait to see more photos. From Susan, Andrew, Jarrod, Connor and Isabella
3 months ago
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cherrell Hirst gave $200.00.
hope your enjoying being completely away form work - if you are???
3 months ago
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Paul Field gave $100.00.
Drive safely
3 months ago
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Alison Malorey gave $100.00.
Drive Safely. Can't wait to hear the stories....... Have fun.
3 months ago
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Chris Nicolay gave $200.00.
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Michael Girolami gave $100.00.
Hope you had nice cuddles
3 months ago
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Juan Campos gave $50.00.
Must have been a helluva ride.
3 months ago
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GenesisCare gave $200.00.
Sounds like a once in a lifetime adventure Chris as well as a worthy cause. All the best Bernard Phelan
3 months ago
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Crystal Eid gave $50.00.
Well done Chris, great cause
2 months ago
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Dear Supporters,

It's now been a few weeks since the end of the rally and donations are now closed. We raised almost $22,000 for a great cause, thanks to you. Plus around $8,000 in costs incurred by us to make it happen.

The experience was ... well, I think we are still processing it. It was nothing short than a "helluva drive". We had good moments, not so good moments and some downright shitty moments. But we made it safely to Sydney and seeing our families at the end of the drive reminded us that sometimes to really appreciate the beautiful and precious things in life, you need to isolate yourself.

Nothing does that better than the Australian Outback. "Back o' Bourke" as they say.

We didn't post as many photos along the way as we would have liked because - frankly - there was no internet access for most of the trip (a good thing). However, we have an amazing photo collection (a few teasers below) and we will be putting together an album that we will send to each and everyone one of you (around end-July).

Again, thank you very much for your support and go Shitbox!

Brad and Chris

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Teaser photos... album to come soon.

Team Sponsors
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.