Goal $25,750
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019
$3,830
Raised
15%
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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1 month ago
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Fairview Equity Partners gave $500.00.
Go Martin! A great cause (and hopefully a reliable car)
1 month 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!
1 month ago
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Plasma Equities Research gave $200.00.
Go Martin best wishes from Mike and Kylie Glenane
1 month ago
Mike, thank you for your generous support. All the best to you, Kylie and your extended family :)
1 month ago
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Paul Balmer gave $25.00.
1 month ago
Paul, thanks for your generous support and belief in our Challenges - always good to see you do well from them!
1 month 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 👍
1 month 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
1 month ago
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Joshua Lenane gave $30.00.
1 month ago
Hey Josh! Many thanks for your generous support of our effort to raise money for cancer research. Legend
1 month ago
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Andrew Balmer gave $35.00.
Awesome work team leggo
1 month ago
Andrew - thanks again for your support and getting behind our cause :)
3 weeks ago
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Ann Templeton gave $40.00.
Great looking car and such a great charity. Good luck with the drive
3 weeks 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 :)
1 week 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
1 week 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!
1 week ago
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Marcus Goddard gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Many thanks Marcus. You are the first of what I know will be a great many PwC people supporting us. Champion!
1 week ago
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AAPA gave $100.00.
From the boys at AAPA xx
5 days 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
1 week ago
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Karl Jacoby gave $200.00.
1 week ago
Many thanks for your generosity in support of us Karl.
1 week ago
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Stephen Hoult gave $20.00.
Good luck John, something Ive always wanted to do! Stephen H
1 week ago
Awesome Stephen. Thanks for supporting the cause. We should catch up soon!
1 week ago
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Michelle Farquhar gave $20.00.
What a adventure! Such a wonderful thing to do for Cancer Council. Thank you!
1 week ago
Yes it will be an adventure Michelle! Thanks for getting behind us and the cause.
1 week 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
1 week 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.
1 week ago
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Michael Shewan gave $200.00.
Go Team Leggo! What an amazing challenge, for a great cause. Good luck!
1 week 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.
1 week 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
1 week ago
Legendary effort Paul! A great push along for our team and the cause. Many thanks.
1 week 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
1 week ago
I’ve always said new cars were a bad investment John! Many thanks for your wonderful gift to cancer research mate.
1 week 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
2 days ago
Hey Peter great to see such wonderful support from the Tassie Leggo supporters group! Many thanks for helping out.
6 days ago
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David Hasib gave $100.00.
What an amazing way to address an amazing purpose...Good luck.
2 days ago
Hey David thanks so much for your very valued support. Magic stuff!
6 days ago
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Henry Gorniak gave $40.00.
John, safe travel on the trip while having 'fun'.
2 days 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!
6 days 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
2 days 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.
6 days ago
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Jocelyn Dussuyer gave $30.00.
Great cause Jon, enjoy the drive
2 days ago
Great to have your support Jocelyn. Thanks so much for helping us out, and we must catch up soon!
6 days 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
2 days 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 “
5 days ago
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Alistair Parker gave $100.00.
2 days ago
Many thanks for getting behind us Al. Great to have your support.
5 days ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
2 days 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.
5 days ago
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Jacqui McCourt gave $20.00.
Good luck with the rally, great cause that also sounds like lots of fun.
2 days 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.
5 days ago
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Directors Australia gave $100.00.
Great cause - drive safely.
2 days ago
Kerryn, Glee and team - we are very grateful for your fantastic support. Drive safely we will thanks.
4 days ago
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Carla Reynolds gave $20.00.
2 days 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.
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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.