Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 spring
$2,250
Raised
45%
Our Story …

Kia Ora / Hello!


We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2020 Spring!!


We're one Kiwi (Andrew) and one escaped-Pom (Adam) with very limited mechanical knowledge (what more do you need than a hammer, duct tape and cable ties right?), a healthy fear of all things to be expected in the Australian Outback and a proud love of our national summer dessert - Pavlova... so this should be great fun!


Adam owns a dive store and spends most of his life under water, and his English skin would get sunburn if he didn't apply sunscreen every 17 mins, so the outback is the perfect place to send him!

Andrew on the other hand hates the thought of any spider bigger than his fingernail, but you don't actually see that many spiders in Australia right... right!!?? He also likes driving fast cars on smooth tarmac, so a shitbox in the outback is not exactly his preferred transport!


This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes (cars under AUS$1000) from Mackay to Darwin - over 3000km!!


Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 11th 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 overall 2020 Spring rally fundraising 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.

Thank you again,

Adam and Andrew

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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, over a 7 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: $551,296
target: $2,000,000
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5 months ago
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North Shore Veterinary Clinic gave $100.00.
Molly says she'll pose on the bonnet of the blue Subaru.
5 months ago
Thank you so much! First donation to kick us off! We can do a matching Subaru photo shoot with Willow on the Forester :p
1 week ago
Thank you so much!
2 weeks ago
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Adam Whatton gave $100.00.
Putting my money where my mouth is!
1 week ago
So... I'm literally thanking myself here... Good work me!
2 weeks ago
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Rick Powell gave $40.00.
Good luck! Rick and Debs
1 week ago
Thank you so much Rick - you're a legend!
2 weeks ago
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Tash Shrubsall gave $20.00.
Love it! Haha good on ya
1 week ago
Thanks so much Tash! Looking forward to getting out there!
2 weeks ago
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Rachel Pearce gave $30.00.
I hope you have fun and smash those fund raising targets! Fully support this cause.
1 week ago
Thanks Rachel! I think cancer is something that has touched pretty much everyone's life in one way or another, so absolutely stoked to be doing even a tiny bit in fundraising to help in the battle against it :)
2 weeks ago
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Kerry Jowett gave $50.00.
1 week ago
I love how you're literally paying to make your husband suffer. good work Kerry!
2 weeks ago
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Shaun and Estelle Seaman gave $100.00.
Best of luck for a fantastic trip. Looking forward to seeing all the photos when you get back.
2 weeks ago
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Eli Mitchell gave $50.00.
Do us proud mate!
1 week ago
That's the plan Eli! That or embarrass the entire nation of New Zealand.... there is no in-between.
2 weeks ago
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karen taylor gave $200.00.
From your UK Supporters club (Karen & Paul) have an awesome time x
1 week ago
Thank you both SO much! Absolutely awesome to have support from the other side of the world :D
2 weeks ago
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Colleen and Mark Jowett gave $100.00.
I really hope you realise how big the spiders are and have Adam primed up for removal duty!!😊
1 week ago
Adam here - my plan is to make sure to put them all in Andrew's bags, at all opportunities ( might even pack a few fake ones for the comedy moments to set him up)!
1 week ago
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Jake Alexander gave $10.00.
moneys tight 😭
1 week ago
You're a legend Jake - every single dollar makes a difference!
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
1 week ago
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Lucy O’Nions gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Thank you Lucy! I know you're going to enjoy seeing us suffer more than most ;)
1 week ago
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Gentlemen Diggers Limited gave $1,000.00.
Happy shitbox driving
1 week ago
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Claire Mitchell gave $100.00.
Good luck guys.... I'm going to say you're going to need a shit load. Looking forward to the updates on the adventure and the laughs.
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
1 week ago
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Chelydra Percy gave $50.00.
1 week ago
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Jack O'Brien gave $50.00.
i only donated for the FOMO from the facebook post tagging lucy and jake.... it was like a targeted advertisement... kudos... 😂😂😂😂 Jokes, have fun. Great cause and i look forward to following along! I hope pip has found another homeless person to con into doing the yard work while youre gone 🤣
1 week ago
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Sara Millard gave $50.00.
Just don't get lost
1 week ago
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Kay Conafray gave $50.00.
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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 $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.