Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2024
$8,550
Raised
86%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that Bits Are Missing, the brand-spanking new Shitbox Rally team lead by Michael Hough and Max Noble, are taking part in Shitbox Rally Spring 2024!

We are doing it for Michael's dad Stephen, who has sadly passed away just 10 weeks after diagnosis. In a full circle moment, we've gotten our hands on Stephen's old 1997 Mitsubishi Magna, and we'll be racing our way from Bendigo all the way up to Townsville, hoping it stays in one piece.

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.

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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: $273,172
target: $2,000,000
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1 month ago
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Adam Maggs gave $100.00.
Best of Luck Michael and Max. Go well Magna
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Steve Evangelinos gave $20.00.
Godspeed my friend
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Mitch Nied gave $20.00.
Lots of love mate
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Ebony Hayman gave $25.00.
Love this, go guys 🤩
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Brad Nied gave $25.00.
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Shelby Jamieson gave $50.00.
I’m so proud of you Michael. Love you to bits ❤️
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Helena Riley gave $25.00.
A beautiful tribute Michael, good luck guys!
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Janine Kearsley gave $100.00.
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Monika Karlsson gave $25.00.
Superstars! Best of luck.
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Jane Barkman gave $50.00.
Michael, so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father would be so proud of you doing this.
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David Bennett gave $50.00.
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Kristin Sangalli gave $50.00.
Best of luck!
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Philly & Nick Boyle gave $20.00.
Good luck!
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Kelly Chapman gave $30.00.
Best of luck Michael and Max!
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Chantal Klep gave $50.00.
If you need spare parts I’m sure Richard will fall apart soon 🤪 go get ‘em! xx
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Andrew Hayman gave $50.00.
Thoughts are with you Michael, great initiative Andy Hayman
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Kahlia Sommers gave $50.00.
Love this, good luck!
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Sharon Nied gave $25.00.
Well done Michael Dad would be so proud
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Maddie Lythgo gave $20.00.
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Cecile George gave $100.00.
Good luck!
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Trent Considine gave $50.00.
Good luck boys!!
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Lara Long gave $50.00.
All the best Max! You guys have got this!! - Amelie, Lara, Hamish and Mark Long
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
❤️❤️
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Amy Browitt gave $50.00.
This is amazing guys and such a great cause! Excited to see your journey, Im sure your dad would be proud ❤️
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Annika Carnell gave $150.00.
Good luck!
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Talia Allen gave $50.00.
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Kay Jamieson gave $200.00.
Hope this finds a few more ‘missing bits’. Wishing you much luck and heaps of fun!
1 month ago
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David Sommers gave $200.00.
Good luck Michael and Max.
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Olivia Spadea gave $50.00.
Good luck!!
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Reannon Costello gave $100.00.
I thought I was dying and I’m not but I’m grateful His dad passed away and here he is saying “how can I help you?” I NCREDIBLE HUMAN!
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Amy Blackwood gave $30.00.
Best of luck from the Blackwood family.
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Sarah McGilvery gave $200.00.
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Donna and Shane Dickson gave $500.00.
Happy Travels Michael and Max! Glad to donate to your campaign From the Dickson Family
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Sonya Mcleod gave $50.00.
All the best on your travels. Sonya, Jason, Tess and Ryan McLeod.
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Katherine Ward gave $100.00.
In memory of Stephen, a wonderful man who will be remembered. From the Ward family ❤️
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Kate Holmes gave $100.00.
Best of Luck Boys 🍀
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Michelle Beecham gave $100.00.
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Greg Bertram gave $100.00.
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Andrea and Steven Carlin gave $100.00.
Best of luck to you and your team Michael. Great cause. Best Wishes The Carlin's
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Bayley Carlin gave $50.00.
Good luck mate
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Melissa Winters gave $50.00.
Have fun 😁
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Paul Turner gave $50.00.
Hope it hangs together and have fun!
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Harry Goranitis gave $150.00.
Love this journey you're on and can't wait to see you guys take to the road.
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Jacob Allison gave $50.00.
Not much, but hope it helps reach your goal
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Melanie Carruthers gave $35.00.
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
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Sandra Hough gave $500.00.
Have fun, make some awesome memories and come home in one piece, xoxo
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Milanka Gunasekera gave $30.00.
Good Luck!
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Georgia Martin gave $20.00.
From a Little Athletics family - so sorry for your loss. We lost our Pa/Dad to cancer too. From Nathaniel & Spencer Martin (Dorset Demons)
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Morgan Robins gave $50.00.
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Liz Noble gave $10.00.
Don’t die while your driving your shit box good luck
4 weeks ago
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Karen Butler gave $50.00.
Good luck Michael. A wonderful tribute to your wonderful dad. Well done and safe travels
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phillip Bateman gave $20.00.
Good luck... Drive safely
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Jake Pearson gave $50.00.
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Tristan Brereton gave $100.00.
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Cameron Ryder gave $500.00.
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Em Dwyer gave $50.00.
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Areeba Zia gave $100.00.
Let’s go Max and Michael MnM’s in the Magna! - Ari and Cal
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Alora Stephens gave $50.00.
Go go power rangersssss. Idk it's awesome what Ur doing, keep going my friend!!!!
2 weeks ago
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Matt Tarabay gave $250.00.
All the best from the Tarabay family
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Maddie Barber gave $20.00.
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Knox Little Athletics Centre gave $1,000.00.
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Mitch Pontefract gave $100.00.
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Kaye Chaplin gave $50.00.
Go guys! All the best
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Tennille Pownceby gave $250.00.
What a great way to honour Stephen and how special to do it in his old Magna! Good luck and I look forward to hearing about it.
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Talysha Sayers gave $50.00.
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Shelly Bishop gave $50.00.
Good luck with the rally and safe travels. Your dad would be so proud. The Bishop Family
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Michelle Fernando gave $100.00.
A great way to honour the outstanding human Stephen was, we will forever be grateful for his life and contribution to little athletics. Good luck and all the best Michael and Max!!
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Cyann Falo gave $20.00.
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Jessica Dux gave $100.00.
Good Luck Michael Love you heaps! Dux Family
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Ava & Max Conte gave $20.00.
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Steven Martin gave $30.00.
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Shane Grund gave $20.00.
Good luck
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Anna Francis gave $25.00.
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Melissa Winters gave $100.00.
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Sharyn Sayers gave $150.00.
Happy to give a Little something back in honour of Stephen, one of the Best, who gave so much! Best of luck to you Michael & Max. Safe travels in the Magna! From the Sayers Family
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Brenda Felton gave $50.00.
Go safely in memory of a much loved man!
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Dave and Janine Kearsley gave $500.00.
Stephen was the life of Knox Athletics. Dave and I do our best to follow in his footsteps, but they are big shoes to fill. We are better people for knowing Stephen. Enjoy the journey Michael and Max. Love the Kearsley Family
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Rachael Rockstro gave $50.00.
Well done to you Michael & Max on this fundraising adventure, we wish you safe and fun travels. Stephen gave so much to others and we will always be grateful to both of you coaching Ash in relays for Knox, we were lucky to spend this time with you both and loved the support and banter you both shared with the team. Stephen was a truely lovely, and funny man. I hope this small donation helps you on your way. Love From Ash & Rachael Rockstro xx
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Link allied health gave $100.00.
All the best Michael, Del and Campbell - Alora’s parents.
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Sharyn Maggs gave $50.00.
Well- done Michael, great way to honor your Dad, who did so much for many. Enjoy the experience & travel safe- the Maggs family.
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Steve Morris gave $100.00.
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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.

$41 million over the past 13 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.