Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2019 Autumn
$8,561
Raised
86%
Our Story …

We are doing the rally to honour our dad who died way too young, aged just 62. We were teenagers when he got cancer back in the seventies and must pay tribute to our mum Betty who nursed and cared for him through the tough times.

As we both approach our 60’s, it becomes clearer just how much of life there is to be lived and how devastating cancer is to families and communities across the country. We’ve had so many relatives and friends touched by cancer and we both have people close to us that are living with cancer.

So, it’s a great opportunity to help raise funds that will help to sustain the research effort that is making a difference and saving lives. James Freeman and his Shitbox Rally team are awesome. It will be a great challenge to do the rally, but raising the money is even harder.

Please get on board and help us raise money for cancer research.

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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, 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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7 months ago
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Peter Williamson gave $50.00.
Well done gents, wish you luck and enjoyable and uneventful journey. No one escapes this insidious disease. We all know someone who has been touched. Goodonya
7 months ago
Thanks Peter for your donation. It's very much appreciated.
7 months ago
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Alison Mitchell gave $100.00.
Donating in the memory of our much loved Dad💙 Gone too soon but always in my heart💜 Enjoy the rally David & Jeff xx Bravo Chips! Go MITCH2!!!
7 months ago
Thanks for the donation Ali. 💓
7 months ago
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Sharon Ericksen gave $20.00.
In memory of my father Ken and others who are no longer with us or are still fighting it.
7 months ago
Thanks Sharon for your donation. Much appreciated. 👍
7 months ago
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Nitin Singh gave $50.00.
Great work David, you have always been inspirational professionally and now this cause adds personal side Of inspiration. I’ve just been touched by this horrible disease....good luck with your efforts.
7 months ago
Thanks Nitin. I very much appreciate the donation. Cheers David.
6 months ago
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Sabine Mitchell gave $200.00.
6 months ago
Hi Sabina, thanks so much for the donation. It's very much appreciated.
6 months ago
Hi Sabine, thank you so much for your very generous donation and support. It's going to be a big challenge and a very long drive - cheers, Dave and Jeff
6 months ago
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Dave and Jeff at the rally planning session - where do we find a car for $1000 that we first have to drive across to Perth and then it has to survive the gruelling 5,000+ km on the rally to Sydney via Uluru?

6 months ago
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Get Packed Packaging gave $1,000.00.
Good Luck Jeff & David
6 months ago
Thank you David - that is just awesome and so proud to have Getpacked.com.au as our sponsor!!!
6 months ago
Hi David, thanks very much for the donation. You are our first official sponsor so we will need to get your logo onto our car. Cheers David M
6 months ago
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Danielle Radivo gave $100.00.
Good luck David and Jeff
6 months ago
Thanks Dani and Greg. It was good having you over on Saturday for our joint 60th celebration. You donation is very much appreciated. Cheers, David M
6 months ago
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Jarred Brown gave $50.00.
Good luck David & Jeff. This is from Poppy.
6 months ago
HI Jarred, Karin and Poppy. It was good seeing you on Saturday night for our party. WE really enjoyed ourselves and had a great time catching up with everyone. Your donation is really appreciated. Love Uncle Dave
6 months ago
Jarred - that's fantastic and thank you for supporting two old blokes raising money for cancer research :)
6 months ago
Oh - I just saw that it is the beautiful Poppy that is donating (with a little help from mum and dad) - awesome - thank you Poppy - Love Granddad
6 months ago
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Christie Mitchell gave $30.00.
Good luck Dad and Uncle Dave.
6 months ago
Hi Christie, it was great seeing you on Saturday. I reckon everyone had a great time catching up. Your donation is very much appreciated. Love, Uncle Dave.
6 months ago
Hi Christie, thank you very much for supporting our fundraiser - it will be an adventure...Love Dad
6 months ago
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David Mitchell gave $150.00.
6 months ago
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Our Shitbox arrived earlier this week! Thanks Nick Nation for being generous on price.

Its a real Shitbox for sure, but it runs OK. Commodore 2003 VY Wagon, 290,000 km on the clock, radiator leak, and a suspect alternator. I'm sure our mechanic will find other issues as well. Now the fun begins in getting this roadworthy, registered, and then prepared for the rally. We have plenty of time, but the 200 days or so until the rally start will pass by very quickly.

6 months ago
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Our Shitbox ....

5 months ago
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Alan Thexton gave $20.00.
I am ex Clayton Tech. 1967-71 and a cancer survivor. good luck.
5 months ago
Hello Alan, thank you so much for the donation. It's very much appreciated. Both of us are Clayton Tech boys. We attended in the early to mid 70's. Cheers David Mitchell
5 months ago
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Barbata Suban gave $50.00.
Goodluck with the shitbox rally David Mitchell, hope you raise a big amount for Cancer !!
5 months ago
Hello Barbara, thank you so much for your generous donation. It's much appreciated. We a to raise $6,000, hopefully more. So please spread the word. Best regards, David Mitchell
5 months ago
Auto correct is so frustrating. Thanks again Barbata.
5 months ago
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Daniela Tassinari gave $5.00.
Little big Grom the Heart
5 months ago
Hello Daniella, thanks for the donation. It's very much appreciated. Love from all of us in Australia.
5 months ago
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Ingrid Albrecht gave $100.00.
Well done cousins!
5 months ago
Hi Inki, thanks very much for the donation. It means allot and is very much h appreciated. 💞
5 months ago
Hi Cousin Inki, long time. Big thanks for the generous donation. Love from young Jeffrey...
5 months ago
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Andrea Oram gave $5.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Andrea for the donation. It's much appreciated. 💞
5 months ago
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Bingo Industries gave $1,000.00.
5 months ago
Hello Amanda, thank you so much for your donation and sponsorship. We will gladly display the Bingo logo on our Shitbox. Much appreciated. Cheers David Mitchell
5 months ago
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Jeff Mitchell gave $150.00.
5 months ago
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KK Partners Group Pty Ltd gave $890.00.
5 months ago
Hello everyone at KK Partners. Thank you all so much for sponsoring our team in what is a truly amazing event. We very much appreciate your support and will carry the KK Partners logo very proudly on our Shitbox. All of this makes a huge difference, as without the support of organisations such as yours, the fight against cancer would be harder. Best regards, David & Jeff Mitchell
5 months ago
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MICHELLE GIBSON gave $50.00.
Good luck David and Jeff x
5 months ago
Thanks so much Michelle. Your donation is very much appreciated and makes a big difference. Best Regards, David
4 months ago
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Rene Mitchell gave $100.00.
Good luck Dad and Jeff! I know Grandpa would be proud of you both for doing this 😆
4 months ago
Hi Rene, thanks very much for your donation. Hope to see you soon and maybe for the decorating of the car... Love, Uncle Jeff
4 months ago
Thanks Rene. Grandpa would be proud of you. Love Dad
4 months ago
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Carol Simpson gave $200.00.
My mother died of cancer at 55 and 4 out of 5 of my immediate family have or have had cancer.
4 months ago
Thank you for your generous donation Carol. Best wishes to you and your family. Jeff
4 months ago
Hello Carol, thank you so much for your generous donation. It's very much appreciated. All the best to you and your family and have a Merry Christmas. Best regards, David
4 months ago
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A huge amount of work has been done on our Shitbox to get it roadworthy and registered. Finally, it was registered yesterday, so I'll be using it on a daily basis looking for any signs of issues etc.

On the fundraising front we have been very fortunate to have several organisations sponsor us either in a monetary form or donating items or time. Along with the donations to our fundraising page, we are now only $680 short of the minimum amount required. We have several activities lines up post Christmas including a Bunnings BBQ with team Agents of Sheila on 18 January, so we should reach the $5,000 milestone very soon.

I've been blown away by the generosity of people, especially those donating via our team page. Many have dedicated their donations to loved ones that have passed on, or who are currently suffering from cancer. It just reinforces why we are doing this and I've realized that as we set out in May next year, we will be carrying the memories of so many people with us.

Merry Christmas everyone ... take time with family and friends and treasure the moments.

Cheers, David

4 months ago
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I'd just like to add that Berwick Auto Electrical and Mechanical (and their suppliers) did a great job on all the work for our car.

Thanks guys .... we will need to find space on the car for all the logo stickers.

4 months ago
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Wine-Ark gave $500.00.
4 months ago
Hello John, thank you very much for the donation from Wine Ark. This is very much appreciated and it makes a huge difference. Best regards, David
4 months ago
Hi John, many thanks to you and Wine-Ark team for your generous support. Jeff
4 months ago
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$4820 raised as at today. So close to the start line now ….

4 months ago
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Danielle Mitchell gave $100.00.
Good luck Dad and Uncle Jeff!!
4 months ago
Thanks Dani. I'm so very proud of you. Love Dad
4 months ago
Hi Danielle, that's fantastic - thank you so much. Uncle Jeff
4 months ago
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Looking forward to helping out Team Pair of Poms with their Bunnings BBQ at Mernda on 29 December. Teams Agents of Sheila, and Hardmax are also helping.

4 months ago
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Rolf and Irene Carpeggiani gave $100.00.
Good Luck David & Jeff. Enjoy!
4 months ago
Rolf and Irene, thank you very much for the donation .... it's tipped us into the rally officially. Greatly appreciated. Cheers, David
4 months ago
Hi Rolf and Irene, thank you for supporting us - it is going to one a very big challenge - maybe not so much for Dave, but certainly for me :) Jeff
4 months ago
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Chris Pehrson gave $50.00.
4 months ago
Hello Chris, many thanks for your donation, its very much appreciated and makes a big difference. Merry Christmas and best regards. David
4 months ago
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KKP Wealth gave $240.00.
Good luck in the commodore!
4 months ago
Hello Rob, Thank you so much for the donation from KKP Wealth. This is fantastic, and we appreciate the support very much! Best regards, David
4 months ago
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eric johansen gave $100.00.
Good luck and happy travels.....
4 months ago
Hi Eric and Gwen, thank you very much for the donation, its very much appreciated. This rally will certainly be an adventure, but the most important aspect if the fundraising which makes a difference. Merry Christmas to you both. Cheers, David
3 months ago
Hi Eric, very long time and hope you and Gwen and the family are all going strong. Thank you for the generous donation and support. Best regards, Jeff
3 months ago
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Paul Johansen gave $100.00.
Well done, David and Jeff.
3 months ago
Hi Paul and Zonda, thanks so much for the donation. It very much appreciated. Cheers David
3 months ago
Hey cousin Pauly (as we used to call you), thank you for your donation and support. We are painting the car this weekend. Big brother will post some pics!! Best, Jeff
3 months ago
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Well its the new year and time to paint the car .....

3 months ago
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Decorating the Shitbox - stage 1. A fun filled weekend with family ...

3 months ago
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FMA Wealth Management gave $400.00.
Safe Travels, lads!
3 months ago
Hello Frank, thank you so much for the support. So glad to have FMA on-board with us. It's very much appreciated. Cheers David Mitchell
3 months ago
A big thank you Frank. We will keep you posted. Lots of work for us to do yet😀
3 months ago
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Alan Ferre gave $100.00.
Good luck guys xxx
3 months ago
Hello Allan and Amanda, thank you for your generous donation and support. It's very much appreciated. Cheers David
3 months ago
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Andrew Fox gave $50.00.
We were wondering what was going on with “mitch2” appearing in the street. Then saw the paint job & signage on - a great cause and we trust you have a great and safe trip. Andrew & Allison Fox
3 months ago
Hi Andrew and Alison, thanks for the donation, it's really appreciated. There is more to do with our Shitbox with sponsor stickers and so on. So you will see it evolve over the next little while. The rally is in May and goes from Perth to Sydney via Uluru, and it will be challenging but fun. Cheers David
3 months ago
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Sharon Fenn gave $50.00.
Best of luck you guys! The shitbox looks great!!!
3 months ago
Hi Sharon, thanks so much for your generous donation. It's very much appreciated. Cheers David
3 months ago
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David Mitchell gave $396.00.
Bunnings BBQ 18 Jan, 2019
3 months ago
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Aaron Grass gave $50.00.
Good luck uncle David and Jeff.
3 months ago
Aaron and Olivia, thank you so much for your donation. It's very much appreciated as it's to a great cause. I just hope that our Shitbox will make it. But if we drive to the conditions, we should be fine. Cheers Uncle David
3 months ago
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Kellie Pender gave $5.00.
Good luck David. Have a good trip.
3 months ago
Hi Kellie, thanks for the donation, it's very much appreciated. It was great meeting you today. I'll see you at dog club soon ... Need to get from green to blue lol. Cheers David
3 months ago
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Bunnings BBQ Friday 18 Jan 2019 - Teams Mitch2 and Agents of Sheila. I was just a little anxious whether a Friday would be worth it. Well it was a steady day going through 36kg sausages, 20 or so loaves of bread and a few drinks. Sold the first sausage at 8am, and were all finished at 5:15pm. Made $792 which we split 50/50 with Agents of Sheila. Couldn't have done this without allot of support from Angela, Alison, Lee, Heather and others.

3 months ago
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Decorating the Shitbox - Stage 2

3 months ago
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$6,561 raised! Awesome and there is more to come .....

2 months ago
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Mario Carpeggiani gave $50.00.
Post s photo of the graffiti!
2 months ago
Hi Mario, thank for the donation. It's very much appreciated for such a good cause. Cheers David.
2 months ago
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Our great sponsors fitted the new Triangle Light Truck tyres on Monday. To finish off the wheels, I've been painting rims yesterday and today. All done and looking good.

2 months ago
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Sandi Dolphin gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Hello Sandi, I hope you are well. Thank you very much for your donation, its very much appreciated. Best regards, David
2 months ago
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Roy Hasselman gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Hello Roy, thank you for your generous donation. It's unexpected, but very much appreciated. Hope you are well. Cheers David 👍
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Hi Dale, thanks for your generous donation. It's very much appreciated and makes a difference. 👍 Cheers David
1 month ago
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Feb 26. Latest addition to "Chips" ... the UHF.

1 month ago
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27 Feb.

It was great catching up with the team at KK Partners Chartered Accountants and KKP Wealth today, and we are very appreciative of their willing support and genuine interest in the rally. In fact I'm sure we will see a KKP team enter a future Shitbox Rally.

The team at both of these organisations are experts in their fields and provide great service. I know this because I've been a client of theirs for over 20 years.

A special thank you to Barry, Greg, Rob and their teams for making this possible. 👍

#shitboxrally

#mitch2

#kkpartners

#kkpwealth — at KK Partners Group.

1 month ago
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Greg Avdoulos gave $100.00.
Good luck guys. Will be watching your journey with interest. You never know, might be joining you next year.
1 month ago
Hi Greg, thanks for the donation, it's very much appreciated. If you are keen on doing a rally, then sign-up to their contact list here: https://www.shitboxrally.com.au/contact/. Cheers, David
1 month ago
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Celeste Ericksen gave $100.00.
Enjoy your amazing adventure.
1 month ago
Hi Celeste and Peter, than you very much for your generous donation. This all makes a big difference as without the support of the community, there is no way that some really good research would occur and we would be miles behind. Anyway, it will be an adventure full of challenges but fun as well. Cheers David xx
1 month ago
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Darcy Berg gave $50.00.
Lost my mom recently to cancer.....
1 month ago
Hello Darcy, thank you for your generous donation, it's very much appreciated. Cancer knows no boundaries. So we will carry the memory of your Mum Dianne with us as we undertake this journey. All the best to you and your family. Cheers David
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
From Jackson family
1 month ago
To the Jackson family, thank you so much for the generous donation. It will make a big difference. Cheers David
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $1,000.00.
Go chips
3 weeks ago
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A few more stickers on the car ...

3 weeks ago
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Berwick Myotherapy and Berwicl Float. Great experiences up for grabs for donations received until the end of the rally ... see our Facebook Page Team Mitch2 - Shitbox Rally.

3 weeks ago
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A casual outing with Angela and Freida. Mum wanted a ride in the Shitbox .....

1 week ago
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David Bavin gave $100.00.
Well done boys.. have a wonderful time..
1 week ago
Hi Bave, our $700 Commodore Wagon will probably hold up better than the old blokes driving it... Thank you for your support. Cheers, Mitch
1 week ago
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Michael Sinclair gave $100.00.
Great cause, be careful Mitch remember golf later this year.
1 week ago
Thanks so much Mike. I shall try and try some swing lesson along the way... thanks for your generous support. See you on the first tee. Best regards, Mitch
1 week ago
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It's getting close now .... In just over 2 weeks Jeff and I will leave from Berwick for the road trip to Perth. Then on 8th May we head off from Perth via Uluru to Sydney on a 10 day journey that will challenge "Chips" (our car) and its drivers. In the meantime, we have Easter to enjoy with our families, early voting for the Federal Election to arrange, a final check-over for the car, and packing to get done. In any case, Chips is for the most part ready, so we just need to get ourselves organised.

$8,311 raised so far. Need to get to our target of $10,000.

1 week ago
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Bill Wilson gave $100.00.
Go well.
1 week ago
Hi Bill, will you win again this year?? Thank you for your generous support. Cheers, Mitch
6 days ago
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Rosie Mitchell gave $50.00.
Very excited for you both to get on the road! Very proud also, love you both xx
6 days ago
Hi Rosie, thank you very much for the donation. I suppose I don't need to say how much this means as you probably already know this. Your Dad and I will be challenged on this I am sure, so the support of family means a great deal. Hope all is well with you and I'm looking forward to seeing the tie died overalls. I'm sure they will cut the mustard so to speak. Love Uncle Dave.
4 days ago
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Leah Mitchell gave $50.00.
4 days ago
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Leah Mitchell gave $50.00.
Dad and Uncle David- Good on you for shitboxing! All the best for your adventure, it's awesome that you're doing this for such an important cause :) I look forward to hearing the shitbox stories! Love Leah xx
4 days ago
Hi Leah, thanks for the donation. I'm sure there will be lots of Shitbox stories, so keep an eye on Facebook. Love Uncle Dave. 💓
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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.