Goal $25,750
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$8,386
Raised
33%
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. 

Please help us to change lives! Thank you.

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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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5 months ago
Leggo!
Fairview Equity Partners gave $500.00.
Go Martin! A great cause (and hopefully a reliable car)
5 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!
5 months ago
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Plasma Equities Research gave $200.00.
Go Martin best wishes from Mike and Kylie Glenane
5 months ago
Mike, thank you for your generous support. All the best to you, Kylie and your extended family :)
5 months ago
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Paul Balmer gave $25.00.
5 months ago
Paul, thanks for your generous support and belief in our Challenges - always good to see you do well from them!
5 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 👍
5 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
5 months ago
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Joshua Lenane gave $30.00.
5 months ago
Hey Josh! Many thanks for your generous support of our effort to raise money for cancer research. Legend
5 months ago
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Andrew Balmer gave $35.00.
Awesome work team leggo
5 months ago
Andrew - thanks again for your support and getting behind our cause :)
5 months ago
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Ann Templeton gave $40.00.
Great looking car and such a great charity. Good luck with the drive
5 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 :)
4 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
4 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!
4 months ago
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Marcus Goddard gave $50.00.
4 months ago
Many thanks Marcus. You are the first of what I know will be a great many PwC people supporting us. Champion!
4 months ago
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AAPA gave $100.00.
From the boys at AAPA xx
4 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
4 months ago
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Karl Jacoby gave $200.00.
4 months ago
Many thanks for your generosity in support of us Karl.
4 months ago
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Stephen Hoult gave $20.00.
Good luck John, something Ive always wanted to do! Stephen H
4 months ago
Awesome Stephen. Thanks for supporting the cause. We should catch up soon!
4 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!
4 months ago
Yes it will be an adventure Michelle! Thanks for getting behind us and the cause.
4 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
4 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.
4 months ago
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Michael Shewan gave $200.00.
Go Team Leggo! What an amazing challenge, for a great cause. Good luck!
4 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.
4 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
4 months ago
Legendary effort Paul! A great push along for our team and the cause. Many thanks.
4 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
4 months ago
I’ve always said new cars were a bad investment John! Many thanks for your wonderful gift to cancer research mate.
4 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
4 months ago
Hey Peter great to see such wonderful support from the Tassie Leggo supporters group! Many thanks for helping out.
4 months ago
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David Hasib gave $100.00.
What an amazing way to address an amazing purpose...Good luck.
4 months ago
Hey David thanks so much for your very valued support. Magic stuff!
4 months ago
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Henry Gorniak gave $40.00.
John, safe travel on the trip while having 'fun'.
4 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!
4 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
4 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.
4 months ago
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Jocelyn Dussuyer gave $30.00.
Great cause Jon, enjoy the drive
4 months ago
Great to have your support Jocelyn. Thanks so much for helping us out, and we must catch up soon!
4 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
4 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 “
4 months ago
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Alistair Parker gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Many thanks for getting behind us Al. Great to have your support.
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago
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Directors Australia gave $100.00.
Great cause - drive safely.
4 months ago
Kerryn, Glee and team - we are very grateful for your fantastic support. Drive safely we will thanks.
4 months ago
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Carla Reynolds gave $20.00.
4 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.
4 months ago
Leggo!
Justin Beilin gave $103.85.
Love your dedication to this cause Marty
3 months ago
Hey Big Fella! Thanks again for your awesome support of our cause. May all your horses flash past the post first!
4 months ago
Leggo!
Chris Leon gave $200.00.
Go Leggo Go!
4 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)!
4 months ago
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Darryl Somerville gave $50.00.
All the best for a safe and fast drive !!
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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
3 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.
4 months ago
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Brainstorm Financial Services gave $750.00.
On behalf of Brainstorm Financial Services Footy Tipping Competition
3 months ago
:)
4 months ago
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Karen Smith-Pomeroy gave $200.00.
Go team! All the best Jon with the rally
3 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.
3 months ago
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SM2 Solutions murray gave $100.00.
Go Hubbo Go, love from the Melbourne Murrays
3 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.
3 months ago
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Joe Thorne gave $100.00.
Good luck!
3 months ago
You are a champion Joe! Many thanks for your fantastic support - pushing us on toward our next target of $10k.
3 months ago
Leggo!
Brainstorm Financial Services gave $750.00.
Go kick cancer's butt!!!
3 months ago
Final Payment Received :)
3 months ago
Leggo!
AAPA gave $150.00.
From the AAPA boys
3 months ago
LEGENDS lads - thanks for your generous support and I'll keep flicking through the good oil for the AAPA crew !
2 months ago
Leggo!
Stephen Orr gave $200.00.
Hi John. Hope it goes well. Stephen Orr
2 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.
2 months ago
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Max Wilson gave $15.00.
From the blokes in the Mundaring Car Park!!!
2 months ago
Legends! Thanks guys!
1 month ago
Leggo!
PAN-Tribal Asset Management gave $1,000.00.
1 month 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
1 month ago
Leggo!
Andrew Dillon gave $100.00.
Great work guys - enjoy
1 month 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
1 month ago
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Jordan Jack gave $87.00.
T-shirt sales from the boys at AAPA
1 month ago
Thanks again lads - your generosity is greatly appreciated and going to a great cause. Looking forward to catching up soon!
4 weeks ago
Leggo!
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! 😉
4 weeks 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 weeks ago
Leggo!
Ana Rebec gave $50.00.
Best of luck Martin and team Leggo! From Ana and Nigel X
3 weeks ago
Ana and Nigel, thank you for your generous donation and we will keep fighting the fight until a cure is found!
2 weeks ago
Leggo!
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!
2 weeks 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!!!!
2 weeks ago
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Stephen Davies gave $50.00.
Have fun
2 weeks ago
Cheers Steve! Means a lot to have your support and we will keep up the fight to raise funds to find a cure!
1 week ago
Leggo!
James Sanderson-Miller gave $100.00.
Don’t crash
1 week 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 :)
5 days ago
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Jon Stretch gave $100.00.
good luck jon. perhaps you could stake out a gas pipeline along the way :-).
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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.