Goal $7,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2020 spring
$5,780
Raised
83%
Our Story …

At the start of 2020, life took an unexpected turn.


After being diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and undergoing surgery within 48hrs of diagnosis, I've just started chemotherapy this March 2020.


I have been grateful the whole way through this chapter of my life. Grateful for the care I receive daily, and for the continuous research and advancements in medicine to help myself and others.


In the wake of this, my partner and I have chosen to dedicate our 2020 to raising money for the Cancer Council, with our main focus being the Spring Shitbox Rally.

This year, all the teams are driving their Shitboxes 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.


Our Goal is to fund raise $7000, so every little bit helps, which then goes towards the larger cause.


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.

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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: $580,416
target: $2,000,000
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Leigh Sack gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday 👊
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Lisa Clutterham gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike 😊❤️
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Dan Foenander gave $50.00.
Get well soon Mike, we are all here for you and you are a bloody superstar for being so positive, not just now, but in all aspects of life. True inspiration mate.
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Troy Nelles gave $50.00.
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Ben Lovell gave $50.00.
Good luck bud break a leg!
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Brett Murphy gave $50.00.
Happy birthday Mike 👊🏼
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Ben Reanna Nelles gave $50.00.
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Hillary Dinning gave $30.00.
Kick that cancer’s butt!
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Happy birthday Mike !
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Tamsin Woods gave $60.00.
Love ya Mike! Very courageous and amazing spirit!
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Emma Godfrey gave $200.00.
Happy birthday mike x
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Chris Egan gave $100.00.
Dear Michael. Your willingness to share your story is admired. Go well, know you are loved and we are with you as you battle this sticky situation.Lots of love from Chris and David.
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Gemma Munro gave $50.00.
Happy birthday, lovely Mike! We’re all thinking of you loads and missing your smile. Gemma xx
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Andrea Atkins gave $50.00.
Happy birthday to you, my favourite trainer... Who also happens to be a pretty fabulous person too! x
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Alison Kumar gave $25.00.
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Diane Waniarcha gave $100.00.
Stay strong and positive, enjoy your birthday and just keep smiling. We are happy with you joining our family and wish you a speedy recovery xxx🎂🍷🎁🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍these are from Tayler xxx
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Kate Gillings gave $10.00.
Sending positive thoughts & love your way, well done for sharing your story and doing such an incredible thing raising awareness and funds.
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Data Vision Australia gave $100.00.
Way to go Mike, wishing you all the best and a Speedy recovery
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Antonella Rodriguez gave $20.00.
Happy birthday Mike :D
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Mary Farrington gave $100.00.
Not a great way to spend this birthday . Best wishes for a speedy recovery and love to you and Tayler
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Corrina Barratt gave $10.00.
Happy birthday Mike! I’m so sorry to hear you are going through such an awful thing, but if anyone can kick it’s ass...you can! All the best!
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Jenny Veltkamp gave $10.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!
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Dinusha Perera gave $20.00.
Love and Hugs xx
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Leanne Stewart gave $50.00.
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Melissa Turner gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mr Michael Nelles -sending much love well wishes for your health and happiness on your Birthday and for the year to come. Love from one of your oldest friends, Mel Cunnington x
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Olivia Gowans gave $20.00.
Lucky you’ve got TayTay by your side! Happy Birthday!
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Irene Horne gave $50.00.
Wishing you all the best on your recovery and your fundraising goal. Irene and Marc (Friends of the Waniarchia Family xx)
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Ian Nicholls gave $100.00.
Hi Mike all the best for your birthday. Keep strong & see you soon. Probably a few burpees to do when you get back. Ian & Nicki
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Skyy Anderson gave $50.00.
Happy birthday Big M, this is a fantastic thing that you're doing, very proud of how you are taking this all in your usual positive stride. We're all missing you at the gym and hope to see you soon maybe minus a bit of hair :D xx
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Sue Raves gave $20.00.
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Narelle Downes gave $50.00.
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Michelle Bament gave $250.00.
Mike, your capacity to work for a cause when you’re going through this yourself is amazing! Proud to know you. Happy, happy birthday xx
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Mick Moloney gave $50.00.
Happy birthday mate. Will be seeing you back for a Beer at the club in no time. 🔵⚪️💪
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Hariklia Pontikinas gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!!! With love from Hari and Ben xx
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Kate Chard gave $25.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Stay strong 💪🏽😊 wish you all the best!
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Rose Chard gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!
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Tina Brennan gave $10.00.
Be brave and think very positively . Sorry its not much $ i ran up my cc on my holiday recently. Happy birthday buddy x
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Tom Cullen gave $20.00.
Happy birthday mate. Keep going strong 💪🏽
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Bruce Pyke gave $25.00.
Happy Birthday Mike, I wish you all the best in kicking cancers butt and in raising money for a great cause. Keep strong, Bruce
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Tamara Turnbull gave $100.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!
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Julian Stevens gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike, so sorry to hear your news. I know that you will kick this and move on. Take care and enjoy the rally!
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Paul Glover gave $20.00.
Always thinkin of others. Happy Birthday Mike
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Andrea Karas gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! All the best, Lauren's mum x
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Darcie Jongerius gave $50.00.
Wishing you all the best Mike. Stay strong and positive, look forward to seeing you back in the studio!
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Karina Williams gave $20.00.
Happy birthday 🥳
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Don't tell any of the other participants I donated to your team ;P L xx
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Emily O’Brien gave $20.00.
Wishing you all the best and sending you all the good vibes Mike! You’re an absolute legend and battling this like a champ X
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Steph Jenkin gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike x
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Karli and Andrew Dean gave $500.00.
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Donna Mooney gave $100.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Wishing you all the best, stay strong, you will beat this!! We look forward to seeing you back at the studio soon. Matt and Donna Mooney x
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Tracy Martin gave $50.00.
Love to you Mike! Tom and Tracy xx
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Edwina Sangster gave $30.00.
Happpppppy birthday Mike and good on you! Can’t wait to have you back in the gym- Henry also for the squid adventures! Take care - Henry and Edwina x
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Tam Chambers gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mikey! You’re a champ, keep up the good fight! X
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Lachlan Brodie gave $100.00.
Happy birthday mate wishing you all the best. If you need any help with the Darwin leg of your trip you’ve got plenty of support up here!!
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Nicholas Egan gave $10.00.
Happy Birthday Michael. Good luck and remember that we are all thinking of you. From Nic Egan
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Nicolas Todd gave $100.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Cancer is part of our life too so we are more than happy to donate to a great cause! Casey and Nick
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Karen Bruce gave $50.00.
Emma and I sending our love 💕 to you. I’m sorry to hear your going through such a terrible time xx happy birthday 🥳
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Tori Workman gave $50.00.
Wishing you a speedy recovery Mike, and a wonderful birthday!
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Samantha Wyatt gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mike!
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Greg Pill gave $20.00.
Wishing you all the very best. Love Kate & Greg xo
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Jessica Agus gave $20.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! Awesome work, miss seeing your cheery face at F45. Myself and Hannah are thinking of you & wish you a speedy recovery! ♥️
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Chonet Humphreys gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mike! All the best x Chonet & Glynn
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Jane Kilgariff gave $50.00.
You are amazing Mike! You are an inspiration and wonderful human being! Jane K x
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Tami Stolarski gave $5.00.
Smash the shit out of this Mike! I admire your strength and courage. You’ve got this! (Sorry it’s only a small amount!) Happy birthday by the way!!!!! 🎂
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Brendon Ward gave $50.00.
All the best Mike! Shit news!
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Clo Mudrik gave $20.00.
Mike is a great trainer and I hope he will be healthy and yelling at us at the F45 session!
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Susie Migliorisi gave $20.00.
Wishing you all the best Mike. Happy birthday for tomorrow!
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Katherine Burton gave $1,000.00.
Hi Mike - wishing you a great birthday and year ahead. Thinking of you during this challenging time - you’ve got this!! You are an inspiration to so many and we wish you a speedy recovery. Miss you! Kay and Julian Burton xx
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Sally A gave $25.00.
Happy birthday and best wishes Mike
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Danielle Holland gave $25.00.
All the best for a good recovery Mike.
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Jackie Burman gave $20.00.
You are a star Mike. My family and I wish you well. Jackie
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Elizabeth Johns gave $50.00.
Keep up the positive attitude !
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Brian & Deb Nelles gave $500.00.
Have a great time on the rally!
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Danni Hansen gave $50.00.
Keep fighting and we will see you soon for a Cockle diver ale!!! Krud and Dan x
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Leah Draper gave $100.00.
Love this 💜 So proud of your attitude! You are an inspiration to others Mike.
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Kick this cancer in the nuts (sorry - nut!!) Keep relying on your family and friends for support - especially for your head. You’re a very valuable person in my life - stay strong
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Scarlet Waniarcha gave $170.00.
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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.

Over $23 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.