Goal $25,750
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$23,205
Raised
90%
Our Story …

Martin and Jon are really pleased to announce that they are taking part in Shitbox Rally in 2019!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes 5150kms from Perth to Sydney, via Uluru... Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 10th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the 2019 rally target set at $2,000,000 plus. These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud 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.

As team Leggo! we will be driving our 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Coupe (yes that’s right!) across the country starting in Perth on May 8th and finishing in Sydney on May 17th.  This year, our team is aiming to raise $25,750 ($5 for every one of those 5,150km!) to help smash the rally’s $1.96M record from last year! 

Cancer simply must be eradicated, and better treated in the interim. More research into the different forms of cancer is vital. Martin personally lost his mother to cancer in 2006 and this motivates him not only for the health of his own family, especially having four daughters, but also for that of our community so that others don’t have to face the grief of prematurely losing a family member. Jon’s mother-in-law Jacquie is a breast cancer survivor (at age 88 no less!), and like all of us Jon’s life has been touched by many friends and relatives suffering and/or passing from cancer in its various forms. Jon himself is a melanoma survivor – got it just in time (although he describes the event as “trivial compared to what Jacquie went through”).   We are both driven by these experiences to do our part to make a difference. 

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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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8 months ago
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Fairview Equity Partners gave $500.00.
Go Martin! A great cause (and hopefully a reliable car)
8 months ago
Mike again we appreciate the support from Fairview and we are using the same car that successfully got us from Brisbane to Darwin this year so we are confident it will do the trip again! It is the colourful Lancer in the donation page picture :) which also now doubles as my daily drive - gets a few strange looks but also generates interest in the cause - clients certainly look at you strangely when you arrive in it!
8 months ago
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Plasma Equities Research gave $200.00.
Go Martin best wishes from Mike and Kylie Glenane
8 months ago
Mike, thank you for your generous support. All the best to you, Kylie and your extended family :)
8 months ago
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Paul Balmer gave $25.00.
8 months ago
Paul, thanks for your generous support and belief in our Challenges - always good to see you do well from them!
8 months ago
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Matthew Jackson gave $50.00.
Love what your doing Marty, lost my Father to Cancer start of the year, let’s beat this 👍
8 months ago
Matt, sad to hear of your loss and totally understand. Really appreciate your support and this money really does make a difference with the research results that are happening all the time. Cheers, Martin
8 months ago
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Joshua Lenane gave $30.00.
8 months ago
Hey Josh! Many thanks for your generous support of our effort to raise money for cancer research. Legend
8 months ago
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Andrew Balmer gave $35.00.
Awesome work team leggo
8 months ago
Andrew - thanks again for your support and getting behind our cause :)
8 months ago
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Ann Templeton gave $40.00.
Great looking car and such a great charity. Good luck with the drive
8 months ago
Ann - THANK YOU for your donation and supporting a cause close to my heart. Glad you liked the car and we hope it will look even better next year when we have finished decking it out :)
7 months ago
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Ronald Bewley gave $500.00.
Go Martin and Jon! I hope you have great fun and thanks for doing you "bit" . I lost my brother this year after a brief but aggressive cancer - and he loved fixing his very old every-day car
7 months ago
Thanks for your fantastic donation Ron! That will make an awesome difference! Sorry to hear about your brother, I feel for you. We will fix a few problems in his honour as we go, you can be sure of that!
7 months ago
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Marcus Goddard gave $50.00.
7 months ago
Many thanks Marcus. You are the first of what I know will be a great many PwC people supporting us. Champion!
7 months ago
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AAPA gave $100.00.
From the boys at AAPA xx
7 months ago
Hey lads - massive thank you for coming on board and the generous donation. Let me know if there is anything I can do for AAPA! Cheers, Martin
7 months ago
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Karl Jacoby gave $200.00.
7 months ago
Many thanks for your generosity in support of us Karl.
7 months ago
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Stephen Hoult gave $20.00.
Good luck John, something Ive always wanted to do! Stephen H
7 months ago
Awesome Stephen. Thanks for supporting the cause. We should catch up soon!
7 months ago
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Michelle Farquhar gave $20.00.
What a adventure! Such a wonderful thing to do for Cancer Council. Thank you!
7 months ago
Yes it will be an adventure Michelle! Thanks for getting behind us and the cause.
7 months ago
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David Dawson gave $200.00.
Hi Jonno, Go for it TEam Leggo! Guaranteed you will get there n the end... All teh Best David Dawson
7 months ago
David thanks for your very generous support. Whether we make it or not we will have a great time trying. I’m very confident in our little Lancer. It made Brisbane -Darwin last year with no problems. Anyway raising money is what really matters and you have done your bit in a big way.
7 months ago
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Michael Shewan gave $200.00.
Go Team Leggo! What an amazing challenge, for a great cause. Good luck!
7 months ago
And we’re over the $2k mark! Great job Mike - brilliant to have your fantastic support. You will make a big impact on getting rid of this awful disease. Thanks mate.
7 months ago
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the indelible link gave $200.00.
Well done Jon A great cause that we have all been touched by - sounds like fun as well! Cheers Paul
7 months ago
Legendary effort Paul! A great push along for our team and the cause. Many thanks.
7 months ago
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John Martin gave $200.00.
Good luck Hubbo. Nice to see you have finally been able to upgrade your car. John
7 months ago
I’ve always said new cars were a bad investment John! Many thanks for your wonderful gift to cancer research mate.
7 months ago
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Peter Davis gave $100.00.
Have fun Jon, look forward to hearing all about it when we catch up in Adelaide. Cheers, Peter
7 months ago
Hey Peter great to see such wonderful support from the Tassie Leggo supporters group! Many thanks for helping out.
7 months ago
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David Hasib gave $100.00.
What an amazing way to address an amazing purpose...Good luck.
7 months ago
Hey David thanks so much for your very valued support. Magic stuff!
7 months ago
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Henry Gorniak gave $40.00.
John, safe travel on the trip while having 'fun'.
7 months ago
Many thanks for your generosity Henry. I look to telling you all about the “fun” once I am safely back in the civilised world of Brissy!
7 months ago
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Jean-Marc Imbert gave $150.00.
Hi Jon, Thank you for reaching out. I am very pleased to donate to this cause. As I may have mentioned, Cancer is unfortunately also within my family. Best of luck to you and Martin with the drive! It will be one hell of an adventure. Warmest regards, Jean-Marc Imbert
7 months ago
Thanks Jean-Marc - you are a champion! Sorry to hear that it’s in your family but you are helping us to make a difference, and to help hopefully get rid of this curse in the future. All the best.
7 months ago
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Jocelyn Dussuyer gave $30.00.
Great cause Jon, enjoy the drive
7 months ago
Great to have your support Jocelyn. Thanks so much for helping us out, and we must catch up soon!
7 months ago
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Marxsen Consulting Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Jon, I will be with you in spirit, though my days of driving hundreds of km across desert dirt roads are alas, long gone. They probably coincided with going to see the Blues Bros 11pm on Friday nights at the South Yarra theatre to watch that original shitbox Dodge. I look forward to the photos. Tony
7 months ago
Ah the Valhalla Cinema Tony! Remember it well! Would be nice to have the space of a Dodge but at least the Lancer uses less “gas”. Wonderful to have your generous support, thank you. “it’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses “
7 months ago
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Alistair Parker gave $100.00.
7 months ago
Many thanks for getting behind us Al. Great to have your support.
7 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
7 months ago
To my good friend and valued colleague - yes I know who you are - I say you are a legend! Thank you so much for your awesome generosity in support of our little team, our little car and our big cause.
7 months ago
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Jacqui McCourt gave $20.00.
Good luck with the rally, great cause that also sounds like lots of fun.
7 months ago
Magic stuff thanks Jacqui. Yes we might get more “fun” than we bargain for but that’s all part of the adventure. Hope all is well with all my dear friends up there in the mighty NT.
7 months ago
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Directors Australia gave $100.00.
Great cause - drive safely.
7 months ago
Kerryn, Glee and team - we are very grateful for your fantastic support. Drive safely we will thanks.
7 months ago
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Carla Reynolds gave $20.00.
7 months ago
Hey Carla - your kind donation is very much appreciated. My old friends at PwC are continuing to step up to the plate - no surprise but great to see, in support of a vital cause. Thanks again my friend.
7 months ago
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Justin Beilin gave $103.85.
Love your dedication to this cause Marty
6 months ago
Hey Big Fella! Thanks again for your awesome support of our cause. May all your horses flash past the post first!
7 months ago
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Chris Leon gave $200.00.
Go Leggo Go!
6 months ago
Many thanks for your incredibly generous support Chris! I look forward to getting together with you and Mel to tell you all about the adventure - over a bottle or 2 of the finest bubbles of course ( after kicking off with a round of Aperols of course)!
7 months ago
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Darryl Somerville gave $50.00.
All the best for a safe and fast drive !!
6 months ago
Hopefully more safe than fast Darryl - although I am sure there will be more than one section that we’d like to see the back of PDQ! Great to have your fantastic support. Many thanks and we will have that well-overdue lunch when I get back so we can chat about how it went.
6 months ago
Hopefully more safe than fast Darryl - although I am sure there will be more than one section that we’d like to see the back of PDQ! Great to have your fantastic support. Many thanks and we will have that well-overdue lunch when I get back so we can chat about how it went.
6 months ago
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Simon Adams gave $100.00.
i hope the shitbox turns out to be a diamond in the rough. good luck.
6 months ago
So do we Simon. May the aircon be with us the whole trip! Thanks for your fantastic support mate. Very much appreciated by us and great for the cause.
6 months ago
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Clay Wohling gave $100.00.
Have fund Jon. It is a great cause. I'd like to hear how you went when we in the same City. Regards, Clay Wohling
6 months ago
Thanks for the fantastic support Clay, really appreciate it. We are indeed overdue to get together - I will be in Adelaide on 5 and 6 June. I’ll get in touch closer to the time and rope Mark M in as well like last time - I’m sure he would like to hear the story as well - although he’d be horrified compared to how well set up for off road his 4x4 is! Many thanks again mate.
6 months ago
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Brainstorm Financial Services gave $750.00.
On behalf of Brainstorm Financial Services Footy Tipping Competition
6 months ago
:)
6 months ago
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Karen Smith-Pomeroy gave $200.00.
Go team! All the best Jon with the rally
6 months ago
Bless you Karen for such a wonderful donation in support of such a vital charity, and of our little adventure. Donations like yours make a huge difference, and to underscore that I note we are now well over $5000! Many thanks again Karen.
6 months ago
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SM2 Solutions murray gave $100.00.
Go Hubbo Go, love from the Melbourne Murrays
6 months ago
Awesome stuff, thanks so much Sean. Happy new year and I hope all is well with you, Sue and the girls. We must catch up soon.
6 months ago
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Joe Thorne gave $100.00.
Good luck!
6 months ago
You are a champion Joe! Many thanks for your fantastic support - pushing us on toward our next target of $10k.
6 months ago
Leggo!
Brainstorm Financial Services gave $750.00.
Go kick cancer's butt!!!
6 months ago
Final Payment Received :)
6 months ago
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AAPA gave $150.00.
From the AAPA boys
6 months ago
LEGENDS lads - thanks for your generous support and I'll keep flicking through the good oil for the AAPA crew !
5 months ago
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Stephen Orr gave $200.00.
Hi John. Hope it goes well. Stephen Orr
5 months ago
Incredibly generous Stephen. Thanks so much for contributing to this vital cause and helping us along - past 25% of our target now! Miss you on the board, but I hope to catch up with you in Melbourne soon.
5 months ago
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Max Wilson gave $15.00.
From the blokes in the Mundaring Car Park!!!
5 months ago
Legends! Thanks guys!
4 months ago
Leggo!
PAN-Tribal Asset Management gave $1,000.00.
4 months ago
Woodsy! THANK YOU for your most generous donation and support of this great cause - look forward to catching up soon and buying you a beer or two! LEGEND
3 months ago
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Andrew Dillon gave $100.00.
Great work guys - enjoy
3 months ago
Legendary stuff Dillo! Many thanks for the very kind support of this wonderful cause, and you've got us to over 30% of our target! More work to do with less than 8 weeks to go, but we're getting there. Thanks again
3 months ago
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Jordan Jack gave $87.00.
T-shirt sales from the boys at AAPA
3 months ago
Thanks again lads - your generosity is greatly appreciated and going to a great cause. Looking forward to catching up soon!
3 months ago
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Joe Addamo gave $200.00.
There is one thing I know from experience is the unbelievable work that goes into this event from everyone and for a great cause. It’s really black and white if you ask me! 😉
3 months ago
Bit slow on the uptake here - Black and White? Only a Pies supporter would get that into a donation! Gonna miss you on this years rally brother but REALLY appreciate the support again and the Addamo name will travel with us again on the mighty Lancer! Go the Hawks!!!!
3 months ago
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Ana Rebec gave $50.00.
Best of luck Martin and team Leggo! From Ana and Nigel X
3 months ago
Ana and Nigel, thank you for your generous donation and we will keep fighting the fight until a cure is found!
3 months ago
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Mark Dias gave $50.00.
Let the Hawks motto inspire: “Too Old, Too Slow ...Too Good”. Well done Martin. Thanks for the opportunity to support a great cause. All the best for the journey. Fuzzy!
3 months ago
Love it! My co-driver and I have been mates since 1982 and both Hawk tragics - there will be plenty of Hawk banter on the trip i can assure you! Thanks again for your donation and support of our cause. Go Hawkers!!!!
3 months ago
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Stephen Davies gave $50.00.
Have fun
3 months ago
Cheers Steve! Means a lot to have your support and we will keep up the fight to raise funds to find a cure!
3 months ago
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James Sanderson-Miller gave $100.00.
Don’t crash
3 months ago
Tony, Mary and James, THANK YOU for your support of this great cause and our part in it. Will do our best to heed your advice and stay on the dusty roads and bitumen as best we can in the trusty Lancer! Cheers :)
2 months ago
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Jon Stretch gave $100.00.
good luck jon. perhaps you could stake out a gas pipeline along the way :-).
2 months ago
Thanks for your legendary support Jon! Yes I might at least stake out the “via Moomba” concept for another run!
2 months ago
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AAPA gave $66.00.
T-shirt sales from the boys at AAPA
2 months ago
Mate this is OUTSTANDING again - GOT to organise a catch up before too long and have a beer at The Shag! Keen to get a few other things happening when i get back from the Rally and have a business opportunity for you lads too. Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Andrew Wellington gave $50.00.
Good luck Jon - enjoy the trip,make sure you get a photo of the Leggo mobile in front of Optus Stadium before you leave Perth!
2 months ago
Many thanks Andrew for your support. If we can go as well as the mighty Lions we will do fine!
2 months ago
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Canaria Technologies gave $100.00.
Hi Jon, Good luck! We can't donate much right now, but we hope that this will help! Warmest regards, Canaria Technologies
2 months ago
An enormous help thanks Alex, Theodora and Canaria! It all makes a difference in the fight against the curse that is cancer. Brilliant!
2 months ago
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Terry Giles Real Estate Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Cambell, THANK YOU for your generous donation - we can't achieve the things we doe for the Cancer Council without support like yours. Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Neil Gibbs gave $200.00.
Jon - (cheekily...) your likeness on the roof should reduce the road kill risk (fear shall repel them). Drive hard. Neil
2 months ago
Yes a bad case of jaundice that! Suspect I might indeed have a mo that long, but nothing like as well groomed, by the end of the rally! Neil a heartfelt thank you so much for supporting our modest efforts with that wonderful donation. Your generosity will make a big difference.
2 months ago
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Jo Willoughby gave $50.00.
Great cause. Go well Jon!
2 months ago
Jo that’s awesome! Really appreciate the support. I hope to see you in the Club soon after the finish to tell you all about our big adventure!
2 months ago
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KEITH GRIFFIN gave $148.00.
Be careful out there chaps!
2 months ago
We will Keith. Mate thanks for such a wonderful contribution to kicking our team’s total along, and to kicking cancer. We must catch up soon - sadly Roar games haven’t been worth getting to much this year ☹️
2 months ago
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Karen Smith-Pomeroy gave $200.00.
2 months ago
Incredible generosity Karen! Thanks so much - we are roaring towards $10,000 and with what I know is in the pipeline we might just double that and then some. Not without the support of wonderful friends like you though!
2 months ago
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Steve Bartlett gave $100.00.
A great cause, have an awesome time Jon!
2 months ago
Great to have the support of my dear NT friends Steve. Hope all is well in Darwin. Thanks for your wonderful contribution to the cause. We really must catch up soon - been too long.
2 months ago
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Michelle Farquhar gave $50.00.
You are amazing! Enjoy the adventure. Mx
2 months ago
You are even more amazing Michelle! Making a second contribution to support our little team and beat this awful disease - thanks for the special effort, it is much appreciated!
2 months ago
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Mark West gave $200.00.
Great effort Jon - have fun along the way
2 months ago
We will thanks Mark. Thanks for your support and wonderfully generous donation.
2 months ago
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Tegan Woodcock gave $20.00.
Good luck Jon! Enjoy the trip :)
2 months ago
Many thanks for your support Tegan.
2 months ago
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Gay Verhoogt gave $100.00.
Enjoy the rally guys whilst raising vital funds for cancer research
2 months ago
Gay, thank you for your support - it means a lot to us and a good cause that we hope our $2M+ will make a difference to. Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Grant Howells gave $50.00.
Hubbo, all the very best on this new adventure. Bet this is bringing back memories from the 80s. Have you dug out the brown knitted vest for the journey? Cheers Anne & Grant
2 months ago
Haven’t dug it out yet mate - but worry not, between Wato and I there will of course be plenty of brown and gold! Thanks heaps to you and Anne from both of us.
2 months ago
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Jeff Nitsch gave $50.00.
Go for it Jon!
2 months ago
Legendary Jeff! Thanks heaps for your support in helping beat cancer.
2 months ago
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Tim Allman gave $100.00.
All the best of Luck Jon, look forward to the debrief over lunch
2 months ago
Me too Tim! Thanks so much for your kind donation to our team and the cause. See you on the 24th, hopefully still in one piece!
2 months ago
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Matt Haddon gave $100.00.
Jon, if you put your foot down and make it to Uluru by May 10th, I'll be waiting there with a cold beer for you! Good luck...
2 months ago
And we’re over $10k with your generous donation Matt. Fantastic! We don’t get there until the afternoon of the 11th -let us know if you will still be there and Wato and I will take you up on that kind offer! Thanks again from both of us.
2 months ago
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David Hasib gave $50.00.
Great cause Jon and drive safely.
2 months ago
We will David. Thanks for your brilliant support in helping smash cancer.
2 months ago
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Michael Climpson gave $100.00.
Best of luck Jon!
2 months ago
Brilliant work thanks very much Michael. A fantastic contribution to our little team and the Cancer Council.
2 months ago
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Rebecca Mills gave $50.00.
All the best Jon, enjoy the drive!
2 months ago
Thanks Rebecca and we will. I’m particularly looking forward to returning to the mighty NT for the first time in 18 months! Wonderful to have such great support from all of my friends at TGen.
2 months ago
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David McLay gave $100.00.
It's 3200 miles to Sydney, you've got a full tank of gas, hopefully no cigarettes, it's not dark yet and you're wearing sunglasses. Hit it! Pedal to the metal, so long as it's not the brake one! Congratulations Hubbo and Watto on giving your time and effort to a great cause. See you at the the other end in Melbourne! Cheers, Dave
2 months ago
Loving your fantastic work Dave - Blues Brothers, even down to the correct conversion to imperial measurement!! Looking forward to a big adventure and to hopefully picking up some more dollars for Cancer Council on the way. A big day with the Great Man at the G will indeed be our reward at the end. Mate heaps of thanks from Wato and myself.
2 months ago
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Erica Jackson gave $50.00.
Have a great time Jon! Well done for raising funds for this great cause and getting out of your comfort zone! Cheers, Erica
2 months ago
Yes I’m expecting I might be particularly uncomfortable at times Erica, but of course that’s nothing compared to what cancer sufferers go through. All part of the adventure for a great cause that, thanks to wonderful donations like yours, we are together supporting.
2 months ago
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Con & Fotini Dimitriou gave $50.00.
Good luck, ride away!
2 months ago
Magnificent work Con and Fotini. Your wonderful support has helped propel us to a great total for cancer research.
2 months ago
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IML gave $200.00.
all the best for your journey, amazing commitment to a great cause! from your friends at IML! Go hawkers.....Wayne
2 months ago
Thanks Wayne - we appreciate the support and look forward to hopefully sharing a cold beer in Sydney at the end of the drive! Cheers!
2 months ago
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Brad Hubbard gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Many thanks Brad. Your support for cancer research will help make a real difference.
2 months ago
Leggo!
Catherine Fenwick gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Catherine, thank you for your generous support!
2 months ago
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Rebecca Reaney gave $10.00.
Good luck!
2 months ago
Rebecca, thank you for your donation and helping make this the most successful fundraising effort ever for SBR. Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Carolina Sanchez gave $20.00.
Keep Up the Amazing Work! :)
2 months ago
Carolina, thanks for your support and encouragement - we will look to do even more next year!! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Steve Hammerton gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Brilliant stuff thanks heaps Steve. Onward to our target with your awesome support.
2 months ago
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Marie Douglas gave $200.00.
Hey Jon Its not a mighty Holden HQ (ROCKET) but hopefully you make it anyway. GREAT CAUSE !! Save Travels. All the best Aunty Marie and Mark
2 months ago
Thanks so much Guys for your unbelievable support. Your work is indeed as legendary as that old HQ of mine!
2 months ago
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PwC gave $5,000.00.
2 months ago
What can I say!!! Absolutely stunning support in the fight to change lives from my old firm and great old friends. Huge thanks to Mark, Charles and all at PwC. Incredible!!
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
Well done Jon and it should be a terrific experience for both of us !
2 months ago
Thanks heaps Tony. Champion effort by yourself too I might say. See you at the start tomorrow!
2 months ago
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Lona Parker gave $50.00.
Go for it Jon. A wonderful initiative and also lots of fun! Lona & Mark
2 months ago
Love your work Lona and Mark! Fantastic support thanks, and great to hear from you. Yes the fun has started - we are underway on day 1 and just over 100 k’s out of Perth as I write this. Thanks again, we must catch up soon. Jon
2 months ago
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Donie Collins gave $50.00.
All the best Jon!!
2 months ago
Champion effort thank you Donie. Early days but travelling well at 100 km’s into the rally - only 5050 to go! Ta again mate. Look forward to talking hurling with you again soon. Jon
2 months ago
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Les and Cheryl Devon gave $30.00.
Good luck on your journey for such a worthwhile cause. Have fun and safe travels to you both.
2 months ago
Les and Cheryl, THANK YOU for your support again and I will make sure we get across safely and hopefully share a few stories when we next catch up! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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James Williamson gave $500.00.
Enjoy your trip
2 months ago
Jim! Thanks for your generous support of our cause! Really appreciate it and have to catch up for a beer when we return. Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Valerie Mitchell gave $100.00.
Safe travels Have great rally! Love driving in the outback. If I was a few years younger would love to join you. My sister left us 1 year ago with Brain Cancer, wish I'd known of this rally then. Val
2 months ago
Val, THANK YOU for your support and sorry for your loss. It is never easy and cancer is such an indiscriminate disease. We will do you proud and bring Leggo! back in one piece to drive around the hills for a few more years yet (and hopefully another rally or two too!) Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Peter Volk gave $100.00.
Enjoy the journey Martin !!! All for a great cause Peter & Marie
2 months ago
Peter and Marie, THANK YOU for your donation and helping raise funds for vital research. Really appreciate your support and look forward to catching up on my return! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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John Pittard gave $200.00.
Best of luck Jon. Just make sure you beat Tony to the finish line. JohnP
2 months ago
Thanks a mountain John for that fantastic support in the fight to beat cancer. We are100 km’s in as I write but at this stage WAY behind Tony. We’ll catch him by Day 9 I reckon, with a little luck! Jon
2 months ago
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Toni Barker gave $35.00.
Good luck to you both - such a good cause. Love the car! Chris & Toni Barker
2 months ago
Toni, thanks for your support and glad you like the car - next time you come to the office, hopefully i can show you what it looks like post rally! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Sibylle Krieger gave $500.00.
In memory of my niece Kate Rozenbilds who died in 2015 at the age of only 27 of melanoma. Good luck Jon!
2 months ago
Sibylle heartfelt thanks for your incredible donation. Heart-rending to hear of your loss - just too young. One of many reasons why we must support cancer research and you have given the cause a great push along. We will battle through to Sydney in Kate’s memory. Jon
2 months ago
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$255.00 was received
Offline funds
2 months ago
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$40.00 was received
Offline funds
2 months ago
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Neil Mackay gave $100.00.
Martin, great cause and really hope you have loads of fun on the rally.
1 month ago
Neil, thanks for your support and helping us raise in excess of $2.578M this year!!! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
Leggo!
Territory Generation gave $1,500.00.
2 months ago
What wonderful support from my great friends at TGen! Special thanks for getting us over the $20k mark! Wow! Looking forward to a wonderful community event in Yulara on Sunday morning. Thanks again. Jon
2 months ago
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Mandi Nielipowiec gave $50.00.
Good luck Jon and Martin.. It is great what you are doing for such a worthy cause.. Have fun.. Kind Regards Mandi
1 month ago
Thanks so much for your wonderful support Mandi. We made it, and as a great big team we have all together raised over $23k for cancer research!
2 months ago
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David Sim gave $500.00.
Go Martin Watson
1 month ago
David and Jessie, thanks for your support and helping us raise a record breaking total in excess of $2.578M this year!!! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
Leggo!
Denise Davies gave $100.00.
Good luck Martin. Keep up the good work
1 month ago
Denise, thanks for your continued support and helping us raise a record breaking total in excess of $2.578M this year!!! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Leggo!

Day 1 - we have passed the first test and made it to Kalgoorlie! The trip was smooth for our whole buddy group and the car purred the whole way. First run on the dirt tomorrow.

Photo at the start line.

2 months ago
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Leggo!

Morning 2 - campsite at Kalgoorlie.

2 months ago
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Mani Papakonstantinos gave $25.00.
Good effort mate! Hope you’re enjoying the trek!
1 month ago
Mani, thanks for your support and helping us raise a record breaking total in excess of $2.578M this year!!! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Am happy to donate - cancer effects so many people and their families! Enjoy - drive safely :-) From an AEMOite.
2 months ago
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Straightline Contracting Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Good luck lads, are you going via Laverton and up the Great Central Hwy ? Have fun and stay safe. Rob Snowden (Gidgegannup)
1 month ago
Rob, thanks for your continued support and helping us raise a record breaking total in excess of $2.578M this year!!! We did indeed go from Laverton to Tjukayirla on the Great Central Road and then on to Warakurna the following day. Amazing scenery and felt privileged to travel through some of the great Australian outback! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
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Leggo!

Evening of day 3 - and we have made it to Warakurna! We are now in very remote WA, about 100 kms from the NT border. Over the last 2 days we have survived dust (so much dust!), corrugations, tyre- shredding stones and massive road trains. Couldn’t post yesterday or today as there has been no internet connection. Rather poor connection here too, so I’m afraid photos will have to wait.

Damage list - so far for us only one flat - went down overnight so was fixed in camp before we left. On the road today 2 of our buddy group did 3 tyres between them, but on these roads, in normal road cars, that’s excellent going.

1730 kms down ( 780 of which was unsealed over the last 2 days) about 3400 to go.

Onward to Uluru tomorrow!

2 months ago
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Leggo!

Evening day 4 and we’ve made Uluru! Smooth trip today for the whole buddy group although some cars becoming temperamental. In our case the radio and the battery - a few jump starts over the last few days. So far only 2/250 cars have died irreparably- a tribute to the support crews. A photo at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) -

2 months ago
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Danny Arnold gave $10.00.
Missed brekky at the rock but support the cause.
1 month ago
Wonderful to have your support Danny. We have all done our little bit but in total it’s a huge $23k! Thanks for playing your part.
2 months ago
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David & Rebecca McLay gave $50.00.
Keep going Leggo, you beauty! You know you can do it. Hawks up at half time against GWS. Cheers from Dave and Bec.
1 month ago
David and Bec, thanks for your support and helping us raise a record breaking total in excess of $2.578M this year!!! Cheers, Martin and Jon
2 months ago
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Paul Evans gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Legendary stuff Paul. Thanks once again to all of my dear friends at TGen for their amazing and wide-ranging support. Thoroughly enjoyed working with you on the Yulara event. I got a huge buzz out of it, and I hope it was a success from TGen’s perspective. Thanks Paul. Jon
2 months ago
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$300.35 was received
Offline funds
2 months ago
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brock mackenzie gave $50.00.
Great cause good luck from Brock Mackenzie & Grant Thornton
1 month ago
Awesome stuff thanks Brock. With wonderful support like yours we have together made a real impact!
2 months ago
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Cadium Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Lovely to meet you and thanks for the brekkie! Never was a bacon and egg sanga more welcome! See you at the finish line. Tanya
1 month ago
Tanya, thanks for your support and helping us raise a record breaking total in excess of $2.578M this year!!! Hope we all get to catch up again if our paths cross in Sydney or Perth! Cheers, Martin
2 months ago
Leggo!
Leggo!

Day 10 and we finally have usable internet again! Quite unbelievable how remote our route has been. Even last night at Cudgegong - only 256km from Sydney - we had no internet. Anyway we’ve had an incredible trip and the car hasn’t missed a beat - except the head fell off south of Uluru. ☹️☹️☹️ Very sad!

all the cars in our buddy group are still going. One cracked its transmission but topping up the fluid is getting it home. The bigger problem was a split radiator but support once again got us going with a patch.

As I write this we are passing through Lithgow. Only 2 hours to go. Hard to believe!

1 month ago
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Leggo!

And we made it! Thanks for your amazing support everyone - we have together put a dent in cancer that we can all be proud of. Some photos to come tomorrow - right now we’re in desperate need of a shower, a proper meal and a good sleep!

1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
YEAH PUNT HUBBBBBB
1 month ago
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Mark Briglia gave $100.00.
To the greater good.
1 month ago
Wow! Very generous support thank you Mark. I have been fortunate to enjoy heaps of support from across the AEMO family - those collective donations add up to many thousands added to the war chest against cancer. Thanks again Mark.
1 month ago
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Kevin Boudville gave $25.00.
You guys are doing a great service for humanity
1 month ago
Kevin, thanks for your continued support and helping us raise a record breaking total in excess of $2.578M this year!!! Cheers, Martin
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $835.00.
funds from breakfast
1 month ago
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Lucia Brennan gave $50.00.
Well done boys. From the Hawk supporter at William Creek pub!
1 month ago
Lucia - thanks you for your support and helping make this a record breaking success. Pity the Hawks couldn't topple the Tigers but it will be an up and down season. All the bets to you and your family and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip :)
1 month ago
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Eddie Graham gave $100.00.
Great cause. Fantastic effort. For my dear departed mother, Alice, who lost her battle with cancer in 2001 ... gone but never forgotten.
1 month ago
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Paul Connell gave $100.00.
Well done you guys...
1 month ago
PC, Thanks for your kind donation and it was a fantastic rally! JUst a few thousand short of $2.6M raised and a record for team Leggo as well (previous best $7,300). Trust you and the lovely are both keeping well! Cheers, Martin and Jon
1 month ago
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Neilson IT Solutions gave $50.00.
Great to see it going to a fantastic 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.

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.