Goal $15,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2024
$3,200
Raised
21%
Our Story …

We are thrilled to share that we will be participating in Shitbox Rally Spring 2024! This year, all the teams will be driving their vehicles from Bendigo to Townsville.

Our journey into the world of rallies began in mid-2019 when we first applied, fuelled by a sense of adventure and camaraderie. However, the motivation behind our participation took a poignant turn after our initial application. In late 2019, Marcel, Ralf's brother and Andy's close friend, received a devastating diagnosis of a terminal brain tumor. Over the next four years, we stood by Marcel and his family as he fought against this cruel illness. Sadly, Marcel lost his battle here on earth and graduated into heaven on December 28, 2023, coincidentally his favorite number.

Just before Marcel's departure, we received the news that we had been accepted into this year's spring rally, a goal we had pursued for five years. We are incredibly enthusiastic about honoring Marcel's memory as we join the rally to raise funds for cancer research.

Shitbox Rally, now in its 14th year, is the largest community-led fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia. As a requirement, all teams must raise a minimum of $5,000, but many surpass this goal. The Spring 2024 rally aims to raise over $2,000,000.

These funds contribute to Cancer Council, and we take pride in playing our part to support this worthy cause. Fundraising is a challenging aspect, so any donation you can offer is immensely appreciated. Stay updated on our progress through this page and the accompanying blog post.

P.S. If anyone is inclined to donate their "Shitbox" for a noble cause, serving as our chariot in October, we would be delighted to thrash it around some of the worst roads in the country!

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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: $625,646
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3 months ago
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Koda Whitney gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Thank you for your generous donation Koda. Looking forward to updating you as we progress with our preparations for the upcoming rally in October. Ralf & Andy
3 months ago
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VICI TUNNEY gave $200.00.
2 months ago
Thank you Vici for your generous donation, we appreciate your support! Looking forward to updating you as we progress with our preparations for the upcoming rally in October. Ralf & Andy
3 months ago
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NLR Restoration gave $1,200.00.
2 months ago
Lex and team NLR, we are truly gratitude for your generous sponsorship. Thank you for your commitment to the cause, we look forward to representing NLR throughout the rally. Ralf & Andy
1 week ago
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Ashton & Amy Close gave $200.00.
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Wagner Dental gave $1,500.00.
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<p>We need your help... to name out ride! The winner receives a FREE "Pist 'N' Broke" team t-shirt.</p><p></p><p>We've secured our trusty chariot for the rally, now she needs a name. She's quite aged with numerous rusty breeze holes, but her bones seem to be solid.</p><p></p><p>There's also still a way to go as the organisers set time deadlines for our fundraising to enable us to participate. These deadlines are:</p><p>20th June - $2,500</p><p>20th July - $3,500</p><p>20th August - $4,500</p><p>20th September - $5,000</p><p></p><p>We are currently sitting at $1700. If you haven't already donated, and are looking to, we'd very much appreciate your support.</p>
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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.