Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2024
$4,974
Raised
99%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Spring 2024! This Spring, the teams are driving their Shitboxes from Bendigo to Townsville.

A Father and Son Team, Our Shitbox is an 18year old VW Polo, and a testament to the reliability and safety of these VW Polos ready for this challenge. A true SURVIVOR; collecting dents and scraps from teaching the kids to drive, driving home from a rear end collision when the other car needed a tow truck, and still wearing scars of a 100k impact with a Kangaroo. It’s time for this is Polo to create opportunities for other SURVIVORS by raising funds for Cancer Research.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th 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 Spring 2024 rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.


Please Donate to our Team “Ain’t no Polo Horse”


These funds go to 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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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, on a 7 day drive across Australia 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: $917,856
target: $2,000,000
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2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Lorna Scott gave $200.00.
Great initiative Boys, My Donation to get your fundraising started - Enjoy the drive and stay safe on those roads. Love Mum / Nana
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Greg Keys gave $250.00.
Hope the Polo Horse makes it! Good luck boys
2 months ago
Thanks for your generous donation Keysie, I am confident the POLO Horse will make MECHANICALLY make the journey but I am worries about those CATTLE GRIDS on the Outback roads
2 months ago
Thanks for your generous donation Keysie, I am confident the POLO Horse will make MECHANICALLY make the journey but I am worries about those CATTLE GRIDS on the Outback roads
2 months ago
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Rodney Perry gave $200.00.
Have a great time and enjoy the memories you are about to make.
2 months ago
Thanks Rodney, We will create some great memories, and hopefully our little part is raising funds for Cancer research will create longer memories for lots more people. .... Still worried about the Cattle grids
2 months ago
Thanks Rodney, We will create some great memories, and hopefully our little part is raising funds for Cancer research will create longer memories for lots more people. .... Still worried about the Cattle grids
2 months ago
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Alison Heathcote gave $50.00.
Good luck Pete and Lachlan - I will be watching your progress.
2 months ago
Thanks Alison, will keep you updated
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Nick Burne gave $100.00.
Go Scotty !
2 months ago
Thanks Nick, should be an adventure for a good cause.
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
John Priestley gave $100.00.
Well done and good luck Scottie and Lachlan 👍
2 months ago
Thanks John, doing our little bit to raise funds for Cancer Research
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Rob Smyth gave $500.00.
Have a ball Scott boys! Great fun and a great charity. Hope this helps. Cheers Rob
2 months ago
Thanks Rob, A generous donation for Cancer Research. Very much appreciated.
2 months ago
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Rob Grigg gave $250.00.
Luv your work Pete & Lach, you'll have a ball. A great cause close to our hearts :)
2 months ago
Thanks Rob, A different challenge to your incredible efforts riding in the tour de cure, but still going to be a challenge for us and the little Polo over those Outback roads. Supporting a great cause.
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Peter Brodbeck gave $50.00.
Grumpy Old Men
2 months ago
Thanks Brodders, hopefully GRUMPY is not what we will be as we travel those Outback Roads
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Roger Mayes gave $100.00.
Go polo
2 months ago
Thanks Roger, and Go Polo is what this little car will do, but she Ain't no Polo Horse.
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
George Dalidakis gave $100.00.
Will follow you (unfortunately online only) all the way past Betooda and to the end.
2 months ago
Thanks George, and I will look for any reference to the Betoota Advocate as we stopover in Betoota on our way to Townsville. We will be posting our progress for everyone to follow.
2 months ago
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Greg Sargent gave $50.00.
Go Scottie.
2 months ago
Thanks Sarge, will be an adventure on some rough roads, all for a good cause
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
James Irving gave $50.00.
Scottie.All the best.Cheers James
2 months ago
Thanks Jimmy. Going via the Sth Australian Border to finish 1200k further up the Qld coast than Noosa is going to be one incredible drive
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Philip and Robyn Scarff gave $500.00.
Good luck Boys!
2 months ago
Thanks Philip & Robyn. A very generous donation to Cancer Research. Townsville is only 1200k north of Noosa, you think of being there to see Lachlan and I cross the finish line.
2 months ago
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Mick Brennan gave $200.00.
2 months ago
Thanks Mick. I'd love to make reference to your message, but looks like it didn't upload, so it's a simple thank you for your generous donation to our Team - Ain't no Polo Horse - and of course Cancer Research. Will keep you updated on our Progress.
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Tim Allman gave $100.00.
This looks awesome. Enjoy your trip!
2 months ago
Thanks Tim. I am sure it will be an awesome trip taking the Outback road to Townsville. Hopefully we will enjoy it, as it will be an interesting challenge in a VW Polo. ... all for a great cause to raise funds for Cancer Research.
2 months ago
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Peter Scott gave $4.00.
Brodders and Rod - As per todays lunch conversation, the $2 found on the floor has been matched and added to the Fundraising
2 months ago
Every Dollar, no matter how small, will support Cancer Research
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Michael Arceri gave $100.00.
Wonderful thing to do and great to support a fabulous charity. Best of luck!
2 months ago
Thanks Michael. At the end of October I will let you know how wonderful it was to drive over 3,000k to Townsville via outback NSW, but certainly it will be a fun challenge to raise funds for Cancer Research.
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Peter Brodbeck gave $100.00.
I'll make it go to $3,004 Go Polo... Who can make it go to $4,000??? Thanks
2 months ago
Thanks Brodders. Really appreciate the second donation to get us over the $3,000. Hopefully we can smash the $5,000 Target.
2 months ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Paul Donovan gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Thanks Paul. Appreciate your donation to our Team and raising funds for Cancer Research.
1 month ago
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Melanie Merz gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thanks Melanie, knowing you are a camper and 4WD enthusiast I am sure you are envious of our route, but will also appreciate the challenge of doing the route in a VW Polo. All for a great cause, appreciate your donation.
1 month ago
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Phillip elliott gave $100.00.
enjoy scottie.
1 month ago
Thanks Phil, I am sure the challenge will create great stories and memories, and hopefully we get to enjoy all of it, but there will be some tough roads along the way. Appreciate your support to this worthy cause.
1 month ago
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Geoff Avard gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thanks Geoff, Appreciate your donation to our Team and raising funds for Cancer Research. Look forward to talking about the challenges of this Bendigo to Townsville route in a VW Polo when the BDM "daylight saving only" Golfers next play.
1 month ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Grant Christensen gave $200.00.
Pack plenty of pain meds for the sore back that will be coming :). Good luck!
1 month ago
Thanks Grant. I think you underestimate the comfort of a VW Polo as it skips across those outback road corrugations. Appreciate your support of our Team and raising funds for Cancer Research.
1 month ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Went Thomas gave $100.00.
What a fabulous way to create funds for cancer research. Look forward to seeing your progress.
4 weeks ago
Thanks Wendy & Alex ~ Appreciate your Donation and support for us raising funds for Cancer Research. We will definitely keep you updated on our progress.
1 month ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Cam Suttie gave $100.00.
Good luck! :)
1 month ago
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Lisa Lorenz gave $50.00.
Have the best time
1 month ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Moo Yai Moo Noi gave $100.00.
Win or don't come home. Also, congratulations and good luck! We love you and wish you all the best out on the road!
4 weeks ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Suzanne Fitzgerald gave $500.00.
Peter and Lachie…. Ride em Cowboys! Wishing you a safe and wonderful time (can we say ‘drive carefully 😀), Suzie and John xxx
4 weeks ago
Thanks Suzie & John. Love your reference to Cowboys, and hopefully our little “Ain’t no Polo Horse” doesn’t get too much bucking bronco as we navigate those corrugated roads to raise funds for Cancer Research. Really appreciate your support.
2 weeks ago
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Dylan Cresswell gave $100.00.
Good luck guys, great fun and fundraising for cancer research.
2 weeks ago
Thanks Dylan, Appreciate your support. I expect the adrenalin may flow on some of those outback roads, but it will be fun and great to be raising funds for Cancer Research
6 days ago
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Lachlan Scott gave $50.00.
Thanks Rory!
4 days ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Rob Florence gave $200.00.
Good onya, Peter and Lachlan. Good luck and have fun, in the name of a great cause
2 days ago
Thanks Rob. Appreciate your generous support. It will be a challenging and fun drive in the little Polo, especially on those dirt corrugated roads... but as you say "for a Great Cause"
3 days ago
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Louise Stratton gave $20.00.
Good Luck!!
3 days ago
Ain't no Polo Horse
Mark & Helen Whillas gave $100.00.
2 days ago
Thanks Mark and Helen. Appreciate your support and look forward to telling you the stories of the challenge .... all for a Great Cause, raising funds for Cancer Research
1 day ago
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Laura Scott gave $200.00.
*** let the record show that I did not contribute to any of those dents and scratches.
3 hours ago
Record Noted, but you did learn to drive manual in this car. Thanks for your generous donation. You have got us very close to the minimum $5,000 we have to raise to line up on the starting grid in Bendigo in October.
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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.

$46 million over the past 15 years 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.