Goal $8,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2024
$3,375
Raised
42%
Our Story …

John (the little brother) and Mandy (his favourite sister) are thrilled to announce that we have been accepted to take part in Shitbox Rally Spring 2024! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Bendigo to Townsville. We have chosen our team name "Bobs Bakers" in honour of our 97 year old dad "Bob" who has spent his entire live volunteering and giving back to his local community.


Every single one of us has been touched by Cancer and the past couple of years have been extremely tough for our family and too many of our friends so we are honoured to have this chance to explore our beautiful country, make some lifetime memories, meet some like minded people and raise hopefully lots of $$$$ for a cause close to our hearts.


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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Here's what I'm doing …

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 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Rhonda Hodge gave $20.00.
Good luck to the pair of you i think its great just dont kill each other x
1 week ago
Thanks so much Cuz I really appreciate this
1 week ago
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Chris and Sam gave $200.00.
Go you good people!! What an amazing experience to share... can't wait to follow your journey.
1 week ago
Awww thanks so much to you and Sam I really appreciate you both that is a very big donation in honour of some very special people indeed xxx
1 week ago
Awww thanks so much to you and Sam I really appreciate you both that is a very big donation in honour of some very special people indeed xxx
1 week ago
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Cherie Schubert gave $200.00.
Awesome - you go guys! Have lots of fun and I’ll be praying you keep safe 🥰🙏
1 week ago
Thank you so much and I feel quite sure I shall need Matt and all at Everhope to send prayers to survive this ...
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Cherry Pearce gave $50.00.
Good on you xo
1 week ago
Thank you so much Cherry - I'm thinking that Silly will be up there cracking up at the pair of us
1 week ago
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Bob Baker gave $50.00.
Good luck, have fun and no fighting over who drives first and when. Stay safe and hope the shitbox makes it to the top …. Dad
1 week ago
Aww dad thank you so much it will be interesting for sure and yep the aim of the game will be to get the car there in one piece...
1 week ago
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Suzanne Elmer gave $100.00.
Would love to tag along … just to listen to the little sister telling the little brother how to drive each day and then see little sister sleeping rough ….stay safe and good luck making it all the way to the top for Megan.
1 week ago
Every time I want to whinge or sook about being dirty sweaty and looking like a stuck pig with flies and bugs in every orifice I will just think of Megan and that bloody cage it will inspire me to shut the fuck up and keep going - thanks for the big donation we much appreciate it.
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Dale Goody gave $20.00.
Good luck
1 week ago
Thanks so much Dale I really appreciate your donation
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Alisha Proffitt gave $200.00.
There bettsr be bush pig dates¡
1 week ago
I promise you will get proper bush big dailies and I'm going to have to up the stakes to warrant that generous donation.... thanks heaps legend
1 week ago
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Mick Baumgarten gave $100.00.
Good on you Mandy👍
1 week ago
Cheers Baumies imagine the stories and the laughter this 8 days will involve.... mind boggles.. thanks so much for your generosity
1 week ago
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Barb & Les Moloney gave $50.00.
1 week ago
Cheers to you both thanks so much for the donation I really appreciate it and lets hope brother and I make it in one piece !!
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Adam Farrell gave $100.00.
Don’t let him drive 😎
1 week ago
Thanks so much for your donation Adam and yes can you imagine him as a passenger?? Two truckies fighting over control of the wheel should make for some very entertaining moments - NOT
1 week ago
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Patsy & Narra Dunstan gave $50.00.
Good luck Bobs Baker. Great cause
1 week ago
Thanks Narra and Pats for the donation it will surely make for an interesting trip John and I in the old banger but we are doing it for everyone out there who is fighting this battle and for all those who sadly lost
1 week ago
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Vicki Thorburn gave $20.00.
Hey guys, what a great thing you're doing in honour of your amazing dad. What's the shitbox you're driving? Hope you make it to my old home town, The Ville (Townsville)! Good luck, have fun and be safe!!! Have donated a little, every bit helps!
1 week ago
Thank you so much Vicki and yes every single $ does count - we were originally doing it in dads Honda Civic.... but at this stage the Ford is looking like a roomier option and it has survived a previous rally !
1 week ago
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Linda Cutmore gave $100.00.
Thank you both. 🙏
1 week ago
Thanks lovely I’m sure there will be a few of Dans favourite tunes being cranked to drown out the sibling bickering 😂🙄
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Gayle O’Shea gave $50.00.
Good luck, enjoy the journey. Great cause you are raising $$ for.
1 week ago
Thanks so much sadly a cause too close to us all it will be fun times for a great cause...hope your adventure is going well
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Anonymous gave $50.00.
1 week ago
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Sinethemba Children’s Home gave $100.00.
Good Luck Mandy, just a tiny little bit back for everything you have done, along with your wonderful donations to the Children at Sinethemba Children’s home in South Africa…
1 week ago
Oh my goodness, thank you so very very much it has always been an honour to support your children as I know how real your struggle is every week so I truly do appreciate your donation from your limited funds
1 week ago
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Tracey and Philip Pearse gave $50.00.
This sounds like a great bonding trip. Enjoy the trip Miss Mandy and Master John
1 week ago
Thanks Bear and Trace I'm sure you can only imagine the reality of the two of us bonding 24 hours a day for a bit over a week.... thinking it may be a tad more difficult than the usual 7/7 fifo !!
1 week ago
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Gill Jukes gave $100.00.
Go Team Baker - great effort for a great cause .
1 week ago
Awww thanks so much for your donation my forever bestie... looking like a wilted bedraggled bogan crawling out of my swag in the dirt every day is the least I can do to support not only your journey but that of all of our friends and family who have to face the battle with this horrific disease on a daily basis
1 week ago
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<p>WOW</p><p>My goodness I am honoured and so proud of how much this has grown since I posted last night... I am trying to keep up with the thank yous as it truly is a worthy cause and we are blown away by how generous everyone has been..</p><p>To the "anonymous" donors.... thank you very much you know who you are and why you chose to be anonymous and we respect your wishes so thank you thank you thank you!!</p><p>Have attached a picture of the planned route so that you can all roll around laughing about the Shitbox.... lets hope the AC works or it will not be pretty. </p>
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Sonya Sipthorp gave $50.00.
Hope you two have a blast, stay safe xx
1 week ago
Thanks so much for your donation Sonya you are a survivor and it is an honour to be able to have this opportunity to support the Cancer Council xx
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Cheryl Barber gave $50.00.
Drive safe. Have fun. Raise lots of money. Don't kill each other. 🤣
1 week ago
From one favourite sister to another you know how real the struggle will be :) Thanks for donating and we shall try our hardest to share the confined space for so many days !!
1 week ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Helen White gave $100.00.
Love this. And love all the messages about you two siblings and who’s going to be the boss. Seems like lots of people know you both VERY well. What a hoot. Who’s going to drive first? Can’t wait to follow your story. Congratulations both of you for taking this on. Cancer research is crucial. Helen and Bill White xx
1 week ago
Thank you so much Helen and Bill I may have to get some blogger lessons from you !! It will be interesting to say the least a power struggle or three for sure... but no doubt the white haired wonder will be behind the wheel for the starting gun and I will be the banshee in the passenger seat telling him to slow down and drive safely ...... all those weeks in the moon boot not being allowed to drive recently only reiterated the fact that I am NOT good in the passenger seat ..... stay tuned...
1 week ago
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Julie Welch gave $50.00.
Drive safely.
1 week ago
Hi Julie... took me a bit of sleuthing but I got it... very fond memories of Frank and Aileen in the milk bar ... you can take the kid out of Minyip.. thanks so much for your donation
1 week ago
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Kim Fulchet gave $50.00.
Good luck Miss Mandy and John
1 week ago
Cheers Kimmie... thanks so much for the donation to our cause and I'm pretty sure both myself and baby bro will need all the luck we can get..!!
6 days ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Vicki Gibson gave $50.00.
6 days ago
Thank you Gibbos for your support I know you will have great faith in us both 😂😂😂😂
6 days ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Carolyn Wriede gave $100.00.
Good luck, hope you have a memorable trip and enjoy the ride
6 days ago
Thanks Wriede’s it will be an adventure and possibly the ride of a lifetime 🤦‍♀️ just wait for the next farm stories … we appreciate your support
6 days ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Heather Whiting gave $25.00.
Well done Mandy, it will be a trip of a life time and such a great cause.
6 days ago
Thank you so much Heather we both really appreciate you backing us and the cause .. pretty sure there will be shenanigans to be had 🙄
6 days ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Helen Mathews gave $50.00.
6 days ago
Thank you so much Helen and I for taking time out when you are being hammered by fires all around we truly appreciate your donation
5 days ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Peter Matheson gave $50.00.
Play safe you two
5 days ago
Cheers Matho we really appreciate your donation and I’m sure you will be hanging out for all the after stories 🙄🤦‍♀️
5 days ago
Cheers Matho we really appreciate your donation and I’m sure you will be hanging out for all the after stories 🙄🤦‍♀️
5 days ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Naomi Moffat gave $100.00.
Woohoo! Enjoy the trip!
5 days ago
Thanks for your donation Gnomes !! Just imagine dad and I in the Falcon for a week … will be good for lots of stories !!
4 days ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Lyndell McInerney gave $100.00.
All the best Bob Baker…
4 days ago
Thank you so much Lyndell I’m sure Bobs Bakers will have a grand old time 😂😂😂 let’s just hope we survive it 🤷‍♀️
4 days ago
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Karen Hulley gave $100.00.
Go you good thing Bobs Bakers!!! Look forward to a few laughs ahead. Have a blast and all for a great cause 🫶
4 days ago
Thank you so much Karen it is an amazing cause which has touched us all and yes there is sure to be some laughs … me in a swag in the dirt and dust will be just one of them I am humbled by how this has grown so fast already 🙏
3 days ago
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Joan Pearce gave $20.00.
Definately looking forward to the video diary, will be a you tube hit for sure, could make some extra cash off it. Good Luck, its special to be able to do this with your brother, don't let him boss you around 😉
2 days ago
Thanks so much for your donation Joan sadly we have all been touched by the big Ca word. I’m sure there will be so many WTF moments and a lot of blackmail evidence to be had 😂😂 and yes feeling very honoured to have been accepted.
1 day ago
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Ama Mosese gave $200.00.
All the best to team Bob’s Bakers! Crank the tunes & lower the sibling bickering lol Looking forward to following the journey, hopefully the shitbox makes it in one piece & u both also do too 😘🤎
11 hours ago
Ms Ama my dear friend I thank you so much for you generous donation.... I will be sure to enjoy you get your $$$$$ worth of entertainment value.... maybe I can practice my trucking song you wrote for me and serenade the little bro with that ... I'm sure he would def open the door and shove me out if I tried....
1 day ago
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Michelle Lowry gave $100.00.
Good luck Bob Baker’s team. I hope it all goes well Mandy and John. Love Pat and Michelle Lowry...
11 hours ago
Micky and Pat we thank you so much for your amazing donation.... it will be a privilege to be doing this journey for every single one of you amazing Ca survivors and to honour the memories of those not so fortunate... thanks again
1 day ago
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Muncha Moloney gave $500.00.
Have a great time and enjoy the ride
11 hours ago
Muncha you are incredible... thanks so much for the donation.. pretty sure it will be a ride and a half and possibly almost as scary as my experiences being a pillion on a Triumph, Buell and a Harley totally wound out !!!
11 hours ago
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<p>So a week ago I decided that it was time that I got a bit motivated and put it out to the world that John and I are doing our first Shitbox Rally.... To say we have been blown away by the progress of our fund raising in 7 days is the understatement of the year.... To those people who have reached so very very deeply into their cash strapped pockets in these crazy times we can simply say THANK YOU.... you are amazing.... Cancer impacts each and every one of us and only you know your own how and why in the journey... to be able to help raise some funds towards such a worthy cause is humbling and we appreciate the opportunity we have been given...</p><p>I will continued to post all over social media so thanks again to all who have donated so far...</p>
7 hours ago
'Bobs Bakers'
Gary & Ruth Bywaters gave $20.00.
Safe travels and enjoy. Have fun.Cheers Pod & Ruth
7 hours ago
Thank you so much Ruth and Gaz we both really appreciate your donation and pretty sure this adventure will be fodder for so many stories to come...
7 hours ago
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Kim Merrett gave $50.00.
Bobs Bakers Bonding Bash. Have an amazing time and good on you for taking on this cause.
7 hours ago
Bobs Bakers Bonding Bash.... you should be a journo Kim that's got a great ring to it... thank you so much for supporting the Shitbox Rally Cancer Council fundraising cause we truly appreciate it.
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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.