Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$11,421
Raised
114%
Our Story …

G'day Family and Friends!

Thank you for visiting the Masters of Disaster WE GIVE page. 

John and Ian (who have been friends for 28 years) are very excited to be taking part in Shitbox Rally in 2019! The Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and next year will be its 10th anniversary. John and Ian are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.

Cancer is a diagnosis that no-one wants to hear. More than 120,000 Australians are diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer Council Australia predicts one in 18 Australians will have faced a cancer diagnosis by 2040. It is not uncommon for more than one member of a family to have cancer.

Cancer is the true master of disaster and our drivers personally know the unfairness of the disease all too well. When presented the opportunity to participate in the Shitbox Rally and raise funds for cancer research they jumped at the opportunity. They hope their fund raising contribution will help to disrupt the disease. Of course travelling from Perth to Sydney via Uluru in a Shitbox sounded like an opportunity too good to miss. Please make sure to follow the Masters of Disaster's progress via this page and the blog post below.

John and Ian recognise like most people that the fundraising is the hardest part, so any donation that you can give is greatly appreciated.

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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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raised: $1,070,497
target: $2,000,000
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5 months ago
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John Smith gave $20.00.
Go Dad & Ian, I hope you have a great trip ;) I'm very proud of you both. Love Chelly xoxo
3 months ago
Thanks Chelly Dad & Ian
3 months ago
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Jill Follington gave $20.00.
Good luck boys, I am very proud of your commitment. Love Jilly
3 months ago
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Julie Gamlin gave $25.00.
Good Luck to you both Ivor and Julie Gamlin
3 months ago
Hi Julie and Ivor, Thank you for your kind donation. It has lifted our fundraising spirits this morning ... we really appreciate your support :) We will keep you updated on our progress with the fundraising and rally preparation. Cheers, John and Ian The Masters of Disaster SHITBOX Rally 2019
3 months ago
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Pat & Kellie Kelleher gave $50.00.
Great cause guys, enjoy the journey.
3 months ago
Hi Pat & Kellie, Thanks for the generous donation. We really appreciate the best wishes. Looking forward to 10 days on the road in our shitbox! Ian & John
3 months ago
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Amanda Plusnin gave $50.00.
Go John! Goodluck you master of disaster you!!
3 months ago
Thanks Amanda! Keep following us on the FB page ... no doubt we will come unstuck somewhere ;) Cheers John
3 months ago
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Bob Locke gave $100.00.
I'D RATHER BE SAILING!
3 months ago
Thanks Bob. You are probably right. When we are broken down somewhere between Perth and Sydney, sitting in red dust and curing each other we'll be thinking "I'D RATHER BE SAILING WITH BOB!" Thanks for the support mate Ian & John
3 months ago
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Merc Moldrich gave $50.00.
Best wishes for a super rally and massive kudos for supporting a great cause!
3 months ago
Thanks Merc. We really appreciate the support mate. Cheers John & Ian
2 months ago
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CRF Carpentry & Construction P/L gave $100.00.
Have a blast xox
1 month ago
Hi Melissa, Thanks for the generous donation and support of the rally team. We are destined to have a blast ... you may have gheard on the family grapevine that the shitbox lasted about 6kms on the 1st run. We now only need to get it to go 1000 times further by May 2019. Cheers, Ian & John
2 months ago
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$605.00 was received
Bunnings sausage sizzle - Mermaid Waters
2 months ago
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Teleo Design gave $500.00.
Teleo wishes you all the best on this venture. May your vehicle deliver more than shit
2 months ago
Hi Eric, Thanks for the very generous support mate. We have selected the most appropriate vehicle for the rally - a very beautiful Volvo 850. Its probably the only Swede we'll see on the trip and destined to land us in all manner of $#!? We'll let yu know when the mean machine is on the road! Cheers Ian & John
2 months ago
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Cameron Bird gave $10.00.
Good work father
2 months ago
Thanks Cameron. Appreciate the help in finding the Swedish shitbox ... you've made your Dad's day - luxury, air con and cruise control for $1000!
2 months ago
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Mitch Basnett gave $25.00.
Good luck guys
1 month ago
Hi Mitch, Thanks for the support mate. We really appreciate it! We'll need all the luck we can muster, the young Swedish lass we are taking on the trip appears to be a little bit of a ... SHITBOX! Cheers, Ian & John
2 months ago
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QUT Graduate School of Business gave $890.00.
1 month ago
Dear Bob, Thanks you to you and the team at the QUT Graduate School of Business for the support of the Masters of Disaster Rally Team. Our fundraising efforts are progressing very well and with your donation we are now at 83% of our $10,000 target. Cheers, John & Ian
2 months ago
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Steve Follington gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Hi Steve, Thanks for the donation. We really appreciate it. Cheers, Ian & John
2 months ago
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$698.50 was received
Bunnings BBQ Mermaid Waters
2 months ago
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$43.00 was received
Mitch Supple
2 months ago
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$5,000.00 was received
Anonymous
2 months ago
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John Sneddon gave $100.00.
go hard or go home Masters of Disaster
1 month ago
Hi John, Thanks for the support mate. Your comment 'go hard or go home' is perfect for our adventure. The SHITBOX couldn't get from Sydney to Port Macquaries so we might change the saying to just 'stay at home'. No doubt we are destined to have a some disaster ... and loving it! Cheers, John & Ian
1 month ago
If my typing & sentence structure is any indication of the journey we are doomed ;)
1 month ago
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Katie Nohr gave $10.00.
Congratulations John!!! Good luck with it all... Hats off!. Hope you are well. The EMBA is done. Hopefully will see you again some time. Best wishes with the quest.
1 month ago
Hi Katie, Thanks for the donation ... much appreciated. We have our Shitbox, a beautiful old Volvo. It doesn't run too well at the momemnt but we have a couple of months to get her moving (literally). Congrats on the EMBA completion! I did notice on LinkedIn a photo with an award, very well deserved. I'll finish the rally and head to China the next day to joint Cohort 18. Should be FUN! Take care JOHN
1 month ago
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Genevieve Castell gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Hi Genevieve, Thanks for the generous donation. You have far exceeded Cameron's donation so you definitely meet our definition of the 'better half'! Thanks Ian & John
1 month ago
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Sara Donnelly gave $15.00.
1 month ago
Hi Sara, A sausage sandwich and a $ donation all within 24 hours ... you are a supporter! We wonder when Molly is going to donate? Thanks John & Ian
1 month ago
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$1,659.85 was received
Bunnings BBQs at Mermaid Waters and Nerang
1 month ago
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Theresa Waters gave $50.00.
Best of Luck for the race! A wonderful cause to be fundraising for. Kale & Theresa Waters
3 weeks ago
Thanks Kale and Theresa. We really appreciate the support. It is looking promising now that FREDA doesn't appear to be overheating. It certainly agree it a great cause ... we've had fun so far with our fundraising. Remember the Onions are under the sausage ;) Thanks again Ian & John
2 weeks ago
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We are very excited to have reached our fundraising goal BUT we won't be stopping here! Please encourage your friends and family to contribute to this worthy cause.

ALL DONATIONS OVER $2 WLL GET A TAX RECEIPT AND ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE!

Our Shitbox, FREDA, a lovely 24 year old Volvo 850 is now running smoothly and most importantly not overheating! We have got a dozen or so tapes for the tape deck and are looking forward to hitting the road in May. 

2 weeks ago
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Neil Whisson gave $50.00.
Go for it guys and don't forget the "wetwipes". All the best! Neil
1 week ago
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Jennifer Spalding gave $500.00.
In memory of our son Ben and too many other family members and friends. Thank you for your fundraising efforts and best of luck in the rally. You are sure to have a great time. Jen and Geoff
1 week ago
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HF Hand Constructors Pty Ltd gave $250.00.
Well done to you both! We can not wait to follow your journey.
1 week ago
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Cambrook Services NSW Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Congratulations on exceeding your Target, well done to you both
1 week ago
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Dunbar Management Holdings Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
1 week ago
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Savian Joint Venture gave $200.00.
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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.