Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 spring
$1,000
Raised
10%
Our Story …

All of us have been affected by losing someone we know and love to cancer, and we want to contribute in our small way to the research that is fighting this insidious, indiscriminate and cruel disease.

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2020 Spring, driving our VY shitbox from Mackay to Darwin.

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 2020 Spring rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.

We are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity and any donation you can give is greatly appreciated.


John and Adam

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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: $583,009
target: $2,000,000
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1 month ago
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Ship of Fools

Welcome aboard the Ship of Fools!

We've rolled the dice and picked up a 2004 VY Commodore Wagon, and believe us, it well and truly qualifies for this rally! At $750 it meets the Shitbox rules, but it's going to need a bit of love! More pics to come...

1 month ago
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Ship of Fools

Since we've just started posting we have a bit of catching up to do...

A big thanks to Dolly for finding us a roof cage at the "right" price! A bit of a touch up with the angle grinder and welder and it's good to go.

1 month ago
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Ship of Fools

Another thank you to Matt at abcospares.com.au in Brookvale who not only dug up a tail light to replace our smashed one but donated it to the Ship!

We really appreciate your support and your advice.

1 month ago
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Ship of Fools

We've started to make a bit of progress on our work list. New radius bushes are in, radiator hoses in, thermostat and radiator cap done, idler puller replaced. Of the jobs we've done so far removing the window tint from the back window was the hardest, but a solid dose of paint stripper and a razor finally got the job done.

Next... patching the rust in the tailgate to stop the rain leaking in...

1 month ago
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Ship of Fools

A huge thank you to Supercheap Auto at Brookvale who gave us a hand putting together a list of spare parts and fluid for the rally and for giving us a great deal.

Hopefully we'll be returning all of it!!!

1 month ago
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Ship of Fools

This might explain some of the shudders and shakes. New tie rods and boots on the way...

1 month ago
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Genex Power gave $1,000.00.
1 month ago
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Ship of Fools

We forgot to post the team theme song, by World Party and released in 1986. It only made it to number 4 on the charts in Australia but have a listen... the lyrics are pretty relevant in 2020...

1 month ago
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Ship of Fools

The roof cage that was being thrown out was way too big and heavy so we've chopped it in half - much better. We were kind of reluctant to have anything on the roof but after watching videos of teams pulling everything out of their car to get to the spare tyre we folded - they're going on the roof...

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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 $24 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.