Goal $7,500
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Spring 2024
$6,490
Raised
87%
Our Story …

We are really proud and excited to announce that we're taking part in the Shitbox Rally Spring 2024! We have dedicated our participation to Debbie’s husband, Glen Nicholson, who died from Mesothelioma in 2016, and who was an avid outback adventurer.


Yvonne and Debbie first met when they started their radio operator training with Marine Rescue Sydney a few years ago. In this rally they will be driving their shitbox from Bendigo to Townsville on offroads. They might know what to do when faced with a marine emergency radio call, but who knows what will happen when they encounter the dangers and uncertainties of the Australian outback?!


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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4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
3 months ago
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Yvonne Nicholls gave $15.00.
Bottle return and earn
2 months ago
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Diane Campbell gave $50.00.
Penguins across Australia 🥰🥰 Go well!!
2 months ago
Hi Di, thanks so much for your donation! And I love your idea of having a penguin come along with us in some form!? It won't be quite the epic sea voyage we did across the Southern Ocean. But it will be an epic adventure nonetheless, full of similar fun and new friends. And the added challenge of making sure that Maud makes it to the end! Debbie x
2 months ago
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Claire Buttigieg gave $100.00.
Sounds like such a fun event! 😊
2 months ago
Hi Claire. Thanks so much for your generosity. The rally will be an epic adventure! (A little different from our polar expeditions, though, I think?!) And full of laughter and fun, with the odd car challenge thrown in?? Debbie x
2 months ago
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Carla Nicholson gave $300.00.
You never cease to astound me with your sense of adventure ma. I am so proud of you xxx
2 months ago
Aw. Thanks darling. Soooo generous. Love you lots. xxx
2 months ago
Thank you so much Carla. I so love working with your Mum, we have so much fun. I cant wait to meet you in Townsville
2 months ago
Thank you so much Carla. I so love working with your Mum, we have so much fun. I cant wait to meet you in Townsville
2 months ago
Thank you so much Carla. I so love working with your Mum, we have so much fun. I cant wait to meet you in Townsville
2 months ago
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Caroline Hogan gave $1,000.00.
Hi Debbie and Yvonne. We'll be following your progress across the country to Townsville. Have a great time! Caroline and Andrew
2 months ago
Dearest Caroline and Andrew. Thank you so much for your extraordinary generosity. Much love. Debbie
2 months ago
Thanks for your support Caroline you are so generous. I do hope I get to meet you some time soon.
2 months ago
Thanks for your support Caroline you are so generous. I do hope I get to meet you some time soon.
2 months ago
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Stacey McIntyre gave $200.00.
2 months ago
Hi Stacey. Thank you so much for your generous donation! Debbie x
2 months ago
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Pauline Horspool gave $100.00.
Well done Yvonne, Debbie. We will be with you every pothole on the way . Watch out for 🦘 Love Pauline and Bill 😍😘
2 months ago
Thanks Sis you are the best. Wish you could be here for the rally. Xx
2 months ago
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Lloyd Minifie gave $100.00.
Don’t forget your shifter
2 months ago
Thank you so much. Debbie and I are so excited about the race and are having so much fun organizing everything. See you in Bendigo on 18 October Xx
2 months ago
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$100.00 was received
Offline Funds
2 months ago
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Rosie McIntyre gave $30.00.
2 months ago
Thanks so much for purchasing some of our Radio Gaga raspberry jam! Enjoy!
2 months ago
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Yvonne Nicholls gave $15.00.
Return and earn
2 months ago
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Doug Elliott gave $10.00.
For yummy jam!
2 months ago
Many thanks, Doug. Enjoy!
2 months ago
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Keff McCulloch gave $50.00.
This is for the lovely, yummy raspberry jam.
2 months ago
Thank you lovely neighbors for your generous support. Enjoy our yummy jam xx
2 months ago
Thank you lovely neighbors for your generous support. Enjoy our yummy jam xx
2 months ago
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Jiamin Havard gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Thanks so much for your donation, Jiamin and Richard! It is much appreciated.
2 months ago
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Garry Dinnie gave $20.00.
2 months ago
Thanks, Garry, for supporting us. Enjoy the jam!
2 months ago
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Shop 1 Auto gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Thanks Steve and Steph! I'll be giving you regular updates, Steve, when when we are on watch at Marine Rescue.
2 months ago
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Pete & Wendy Sneesby gave $100.00.
Go well, and Good Luck!
2 months ago
Thank you both so much for your support. We picked up our car from its check up service yesterday so it has new tyres and I new water coolant container as that was a bit the worse for wear. Follow us on instagram Radio Gaga to keep track of our exciting journey.
2 months ago
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Tami Young gave $30.00.
Go girls!
2 months ago
Hi Tami. Thanks so much for buying some of our jam. Enjoy!
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $5.00.
Jam
2 months ago
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Debbie Nicholson gave $145.00.
Thank you, friends and Marine Rescue colleagues, for buying our raspberry jam! We have reached $2,500, which means that we can get our big Shitbox Rally stickers for the side of our car!!
2 months ago
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Vanessa Nicholson gave $100.00.
So proud - you are awesome - go safe and have fun . Love from your Nicholson / Kelsey whanau x
2 months ago
Aw, thanks so much, Vanessa. I will have more than one Nicholson in my heart as we hurtle through the outback. xx
2 months ago
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Gilbert Webster gave $200.00.
Go Gaga!
2 months ago
Gil, thank you so much for your generous donation. (And I suspect that we will indeed be going gaga some of the time!?)
2 months ago
Thank you so much, Gill, for your support
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $10.00.
The Jam's delicious ... thank you Debbie, good luck with the fundraising! Damon.
2 months ago
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Georgia Scott gave $5.00.
2 months ago
Thanks, Georgia, for buying some of our jam. Enjoy! Debbie x
2 months ago
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Samantha Barker gave $100.00.
For 2 jars of the jam from Leigh’s childhood.
2 months ago
Sam, thank you so much for your generous donation. Enjoy the jam! Debbie x
2 months ago
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Sam Russo gave $100.00.
Good Luck Yvonne
1 month ago
Thank you so much for your support Sam and Silvana. Debbie and I are so pleased that we are getting so much help from our friends. Follow us on instagram Team Radio Gaga.
1 month ago
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Jennifer Yiu gave $20.00.
Thank you for the delicious jam! Have fun! Can't wait to hear all the stories from your journey~
1 month ago
Hi Jen, thanks so much for supporting Radio Gaga, with your purchase of jam and your donation. I will definitely have some stories to tell! Debbie x
1 month ago
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Don Nicol gave $5.00.
1 month ago
Hi Don, Thank you for supporting us by buying some of our Radio Gaga jam! Debbie and Yvonne.
1 month ago
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lisa hurlstone gave $20.00.
Thankyou for the lovely Jam, Debbie. There will be lots of great memories in those 7days!
1 month ago
Hi Lisa, Thank you for supporting us by buying a jar of our jam, and thank you for the extra donation. It is greatly appreciated! Debbie and Yvonne
1 month ago
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Caroline Hogan gave $30.00.
Go team! Thank you for the yummy jam!
1 month ago
Hi Caroline, Thanks for supporting us...again! Debbie x
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Thanks, Allana, for your generous donation. Debbie x
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $70.00.
A big thank you to our Marine Rescue colleagues, who are buying our raspberry jam!
1 month ago
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$70.00 was received
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1 month ago
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Margaret Chu gave $50.00.
Good on you Radio Gaga Ladies - great cause! Have fun and stay safe. All the best.
1 month ago
Thank you so much we really appreciate your support
1 month ago
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Stuart Houston gave $20.00.
money for jam :-)
1 month ago
Thank you 🙏 for your support
1 month ago
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Steven Mitchell gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thanks Steve your support is very much appreciated
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck, ladies
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $70.00.
The Radio Gaga raspberry jam is still a hit with our Marine Rescue Sydney colleagues! Thanks so much for supporting us with your purchases!
1 month ago
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Toby and Willow Rowe gave $400.00.
Go Grandma! Love Toby and Willow
1 month ago
Thanks guys. You’re the best. We really appreciate your support. Love Debbie and Yvonne
1 month ago
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David Walker gave $500.00.
1 month ago
Thanks David and Tracy you guys are the best. Thanks so much for your support 🥰
1 month ago
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Yvonne Nicholls gave $20.00.
Return and earn
1 month ago
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Samantha & Edward Sherriff gave $100.00.
Can't wait to see you guys head out in 'Maud'!! What a fabulous adventure with a fabulous cause 😍
1 month ago
Sam and Ed, thanks so much for your generous support! Debbie xx
1 month ago
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Debbie Cordukes gave $150.00.
Go Girls! Glen would be proud!
1 month ago
Aw, thanks Debbie xx And thanks so much for your generous donation. When we are hurtling through the red dust of the outback I will be recalling those 4WD trips we all did together... although I suspect that on the rally we will be getting more dust and less hurtling?!
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $45.00.
More jam sales, and donations too!
1 month ago
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alison theile gave $100.00.
go debbie!
1 month ago
Alison, thanks so much for your generous donation! I'll wander along to you with a sticker you can sign for the car (which I'm sure you have been noticing while it's been parked in the street lately!?) Debbie x
1 month ago
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Kerry Burgoyne gave $50.00.
Have some fun.
3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your support. Can’t wait to see you next week. 🥰
3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your support. Can’t wait to see you next week. 🥰
1 month ago
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Claire Pollock gave $100.00.
Good luck! Claire & Dave xx
1 month ago
Thanks, Claire and Dave, for your generous donation. Let's catch up over the next few days so you can sign a sticker for the car! Debbie x
4 weeks ago
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Melissa Edwards gave $50.00.
Go Ladies Go!
4 weeks ago
Thank you Melissa. I can’t wait to show you our car Maud the Ford and you can choose where to put your own sticker. Xx
4 weeks ago
Thank you Melissa. I can’t wait to show you our car Maud the Ford and you can choose where to put your own sticker. Xx
4 weeks ago
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Scott Aitken gave $50.00.
Kick arse. From Scott, Julia, Isla and Henry. AITKEN BUILDING
3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your donation, Scott!
3 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
3 weeks ago
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David Griffiths gave $200.00.
Go Gaga!
3 weeks ago
David, thanks so much for your generous donation! Your support is, as always, immensely appreciated. Debbie x
3 weeks ago
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Mark McEnallay gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
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Gifts on The Mall Leura gave $100.00.
Wonderful to follow your ‘journey’ thus far.. looking forward to Maud’s adventures! Gifts on The Mall Leura 💛🩵
2 weeks ago
Jo, thanks so much for your donation, and for the support you are giving us through Gifts on the Mall Leura. I can't wait to bring Maud up there. Debbie and Yvonne. x
2 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $15.00.
Jam sales....still popular!
2 weeks ago
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Jiamin Havard gave $50.00.
For Chutney
1 week ago
Thanks so much. Enjoy the chutney.
2 weeks ago
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Doug and Dianne Elliott gave $250.00.
Have fun and enjoy the ride!!
1 week ago
Thanks so much for your generous donation. You guys are the best and remember it was you who first introduced us to Shitbox Rally so double thanks.
1 week ago
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Sam and John Dawson gave $500.00.
We'll be following you all the way. (Virtually of course, from the UK)
1 week ago
Thanks so much for such a generous donation! I will definitely keep you updated with our progress. xx
1 week ago
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Leigh Nicholson gave $50.00.
Go Mum!
1 week ago
Aw darling, thanks so much! xx
6 days ago
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John Evans gave $50.00.
6 days ago
John, many thanks for your donation! It is greatly appreciated. Debbie and Yvonne
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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.