Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2024
$5,410
Raised
108%
Our Story …

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

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.

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. In memory of Bernadette who lost the battle against brain cancer

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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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5 months ago
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Lynda Sparrow gave $10.00.
Best of luck. Have fun xx
5 months ago
Thanks Lynda, really appreciate your support
5 months ago
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Sarah Hummel gave $20.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Sarah, appreciate your support xx
5 months ago
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Ann DeAraugo gave $20.00.
Good Luck 👍
5 months ago
Many thanks Ann, appreciate your support
5 months ago
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Therese Hummel gave $100.00.
Great job, Bernadette would be proud.
5 months ago
Thanks Therese, feels good to do something to remember Bernadette xx
5 months ago
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Jason Potts gave $50.00.
Great effort for such a worthy cause
5 months ago
Thanks Jason, really appreciate your support, I’ll be going live feeds as often as we can with reception being limited. Should be a great run, emotional I’ve been told as well. Thanks again
5 months ago
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Nat Hickson gave $50.00.
For Renee, my beautiful friend and amazing mum x x
5 months ago
Thanks Nat, very much appreciated. Ren is a wonderful niece as well. Bernadette was always very proud of her family and she would keep us all up to date with their adventures and accomplishments. They all miss her dearly as we do. Thank you.
5 months ago
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Ivor Atkins gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks brother, we really appreciate your support, getting it done for Bernadette, she endured so much more than we will in a shitheap in the outback without a shower and it’s something I need to do for her. Thanks mate
5 months ago
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Kylie Smith gave $100.00.
Goodluck! Hope you have a solid shitbox to get you through 😁❤️
5 months ago
Thanks Kylie, I sure hope so, I’d feel guilty sitting in the shitbox whilst Antonio pushes 😂😂 thank you for your support.
5 months ago
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Sheryl Grant gave $20.00.
5 months ago
Thank you Sheryl and John, very much appreciated, I hope you’re both well. This cause is very close to my heart after losing Bernadette and Mum and Dad both battled Cancer. We are truly thankful
5 months ago
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Alice Swanson gave $150.00.
#fuckcancer This donation is also on behalf of Frankie who also lost his mum to cancer
5 months ago
Hi Alice, thank you very much for your contribution, Bernadette was keeping us informed of your own battle and how brave and strong you’ve been. Hopefully you’re back to good health. Thanks again, make sure you keep an eye on Renee’s Facebook, we will go live as often as we can in October and I’ll be doing all I can to embarrass Antonio but I fear it might backfire 😂😂
5 months ago
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Emmett Higgins gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Emmett, appreciate the support for what will be an adventure and some soul searching. A time to reflect on a beautiful sister. Cheers.
5 months ago
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Yvette Thompson gave $25.00.
5 months ago
Thank you Yvette, your donation is very much appreciated
5 months ago
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Carol Arnott gave $100.00.
Deposit on behalf of Carol Arnott in memory of her late husband, this charity is very close to her heart.
5 months ago
Thank you Carol, you’re a legend. We appreciate it very much and hopefully you can follow our adventures online and see us blazing into the history books. For making it I hope and not breaking down in the middle of nowhere.
5 months ago
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Ella Redmond gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Hi Ella, thanks very much for your kind donation to the Cancer council and Berns Boys. We’re looking forward to getting out there and making a mark on behalf of all the generous people that have supported us. Thank you.
5 months ago
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Silvana Abbate gave $100.00.
In memory of our lovely Bernadette from Silvana
5 months ago
Grazie per la tua donazione Silvana, apprezziamo il tuo sostegno e le tue gentili parole. A tutti noi manca molto Bernadette e quando Antonio ci ha suggerito di fare qualcosa in sua memoria abbiamo pensato che fosse un omaggio perfetto a una bellissima madre, suocera, moglie e figlia. certo, sorella. Metteremo quanto più possibile online sui social media e speriamo che vedrai alcuni panorami incredibili e momenti divertenti con Antonio. Grazie ancora
5 months ago
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Nicky Zanen gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Hi Nicky, thank you for your very kind donation, we’re looking forward to getting out on the rally and doing what we can for such a worthy cause, Bernadette will be watching over us I’m sure and hopefully we will be able to create great memories for all those watching us that can’t be with us for our journey. Thank you.
5 months ago
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Matt De Araugo gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Gday Matt, really appreciate your support, we will be in QLD in September so will try to catch up for a beer or lunch.
5 months ago
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Stewart Tickner gave $10.00.
On ya mate good luck
5 months ago
Hey Stewart, thanks for your donation, we’re starting to get some momentum and hanging to get to the rally. Thank you 🙏
5 months ago
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John Rose gave $50.00.
Great effort boys
5 months ago
Hi John, thanks for your support in memory of a beautiful sister. So many great memories of the Roses at Bernadette and Alan’s place. You were always like part of the family. Thanks again.
5 months ago
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Leah Mills gave $20.00.
Good luck!
5 months ago
Hi Leah, thank you for your kind donation, very much appreciated. Going to be a very emotional journey in October. Thank you 🙏
4 months ago
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Cindy Butler gave $50.00.
For Bernadette, Sal and my nan Dorothy
4 months ago
Thank you Cindy, Bernadette, Sal and your Nan Dorothy will all be on this rally with us I’m sure, it’s humbling to be able to do this small part to remember our loved ones, never gone from our hearts and always in our thoughts.
4 months ago
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Ian DeAraugo gave $50.00.
4 months ago
Thanks Ian, appreciate your help in such a worthy cause, look forward to catching up with you both when we head off to Perth in June. Thanks mate
4 months ago
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Ivor Atkins gave $500.00.
For Bernadette’s Memory
4 months ago
Ivor, thank you for your help and donation to remember Bernadette. She will always be a part of our lives and the loss is still very raw. Thanks again and thank you for calling in to see the Shitbox and listen to me ramble on about the rally. You’re a true gentleman and a star.
4 months ago
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Darren McGrath gave $100.00.
Good luck boys, from Darren’s Mufflers
4 months ago
Thanks Darren, keep an eye on the page , fun times ahead
4 months ago
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Maree & Craig Wilson gave $100.00.
A great way to honour Bernadette's memory..hope you reach your goal. With love Maree & Craig x
4 months ago
Thanks Maree and Craig. Loving the support xx
4 months ago
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Troy Jeanes gave $20.00.
4 months ago
Hey Troy, thanks for your donation, really appreciate your support in our quest.
4 months ago
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Dianne Bierman gave $50.00.
In memory of Sal
4 months ago
Thank you Dianne, words defy me with what you and your family are going through, we will certainly remember Sal on our journey. Thank you for your heartfelt support. 🙏
4 months ago
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Don Jukes gave $40.00.
4 months ago
Thanks for your support Don, cars coming along pretty good and we start the sticker process in April by the look of it. Thanks again Cheers and here’s to the Commodore comeback 🍻
3 months ago
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Pausa pranzo gave $390.00.
In bocca al lupo boys good luck , the pausa team is proud to be part of this beautiful proget
3 months ago
Thank you Mauro, we truly appreciate your support for such a worthwhile cause, it’s a project very close to all our hearts.
3 months ago
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Pyro Tech P/L gave $500.00.
Good Evening Michael I will also pledge 2x 2.5kg Extinguishers if you kindly add 2x of my companies Logo's to your machine. All the best Steve & Nicole And Pyro Tech 'Specialising in Fire Protection'
3 months ago
Thanks Steve and Nic, you send the logos through and I’ll add them straight up. Thanks mate, really appreciate your support
3 months ago
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BARRY DAVIES gave $50.00.
ENJOY THE RALLY MICHAEL , ITS FOR A GREAT CAUSE , HAVE A NEPHEW GOING THRU TREATMENT AT THE MOMENT
3 months ago
Thanks Barry & Jenny , much appreciation to you both.
3 months ago
Thanks Barry & Jenny , much appreciation to you both.
3 months ago
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Lisa Kennedy gave $10.00.
Rallying for a great cause, I'll donate some more later on
3 months ago
Thanks Lisa, really appreciate your support, sorry you and Tom aren’t in the mix but I’m sure you guys will get there very soon…( I’ll put in a good word for ya).
3 months ago
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Chris Griffiths gave $20.00.
3 months ago
Thank you Chris, it’s humbling to be involved in such an epic adventure. Thanks for your contribution to something bigger and so very important.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Good luck - I’m Clare’s former work colleague- all the best xx
3 months ago
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DCG Plumbing Pty Ltd gave $500.00.
3 months ago
Hi Daniel, really appreciate your support for our cause to support those that are living with cancer, sadly it’s close to all our hearts. Thank you.
3 months ago
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Sine switchboards Pty Ltd gave $425.00.
3 months ago
Many thanks Aaron for your generous donation to the cancer council and to our mission to get our shitbox to its destination. Antonio may be pushing it, he just doesn’t know yet 😂. Thanks again 👍👍
3 months ago
Many thanks Aaron for your generous donation to the cancer council and to our mission to get our shitbox to its destination. Antonio may be pushing it, he just doesn’t know yet 😂. Thanks again 👍👍
3 months ago
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Alan Swanson gave $100.00.
From Alan Swanson for Bern ❤️
3 months ago
Thanks Al, it’s been a soul destroying moment in time and to be doing this in Bernadette’s memory is an honor, we just think this happens to other people . Lunch very soon Al.
3 months ago
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JClark Elec gave $150.00.
2 months ago
Hey Josh, thanks for your support in this fundraiser, have a happy Easter and hope you get to see some of our antics on the rally. Cheers, regards Antonio and Michael
2 months ago
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Sharon Winsor gave $50.00.
Good luck Michael and Antonio, a very worthwhile cause. Have a fantastic rally Sharon and Chris xx
1 month ago
Thanks Sharon and Lisa, really appreciate your support in this soul searching process
2 months ago
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Wall Boulevard gave $200.00.
1 month ago
Many thanks Luke, your support is greatly appreciated and welcomed, it’s a great cause and we’re proud to be a part of it, thank you
1 month ago
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Kerrie and Phil You’ll-Brown gave $10.00.
Good luck
1 month ago
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Flynn & Co Real Estate gave $500.00.
1 month ago
Welcome aboard Michael and Scott and the team at FLYNN & CO, looking forward to getting the car prepped and bring it down for your approval. Thanks again and I know this is close to the bone for you and hopefully our input can help make a difference. Thanks again 👍👍
1 month ago
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Painting By Chris gave $200.00.
1 month ago
Many thanks Chris, great to see you the other day and thanks for your support.
1 month ago
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George & Cath Holden gave $200.00.
Bern would be very proud of you, Berns Boys!
3 weeks ago
George and Cath, we met many years ago when my wife and I stayed there with the Swanson clan, you were generous folks that the Swanson’s all loved and respected, even after you retired from letting the accommodation out you still welcomed them with open arms, Bernadette cherished every moment she spent in Stawell. Thank you for your support in our challenge in memory of Bernadette. I’m sure she’s having a glass (bottle) of wine and watching the shenanigans unfold. Kind regards Michael & Antonio
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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.