Goal $8,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Summer 2023
$7,300
Raised
91%
Our Story …

Hi everyone. Justin and I are really pleased to officially announce that we're taking part in 2023 Summer Shitbox Rally for Cancer from Rockhampton in Queensland to Hobart in Tasmania.

We're doing the rally in memory of Justins mum Rita, our sister in-law Carolanns dad Andrew and my Dad Kevin all of who we recently lost to cancer and for Enid's dad Laurie who was diagnosed last year.

Our featured image is of my dad, and Justins father in-law, Kevin Tomes. It was taken a few weeks before he passed on 8 January 2022. As can be seen by the photo, he kept his wicked Tomes sense of humour right to the end.

There's just too many of us that have been impacted by, or knows someone who's been impacted by cancer. It's shitty and while it's not much, Justin and I feel as though we need to do this to raise money that will hopefully find a cure and save lives in the future.

Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 13th 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 2023 Summer rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.

These funds go to the 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.

Thanks everyone for being part of not only our Shitbox Rally for Cancer adventure but for supporting us in anyway that you are able to.

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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, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour 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: $130,087
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<p>Well, I suppose now that we've been "officially" accepted on the 2023 Summer Shitbox Rally that it's really happening !!</p><p></p><p>We're very excited and daunted at the same time as it starting to dawn on us that there is a bit of organising that goes into doing this. But we're confident that we'll get there and have a ball along the way.</p><p></p><p>We're just waiting to hear from a good mate in Albury whether a car that he has for us has passed a mechanical check and roadworthy .... fingers crossed.</p><p></p><p>We've written to a few businesses asking if they might consider supporting us and just waiting to hear back.</p><p></p><p>Thank you to everyone that has so generously contributed towards the minimum $5,000 that we need to raise to be eligable to take part.</p><p></p><p>I'm just about to transfer the money raised so far to our official Shitbox account and I can tell everyone that we have already raised more than $2,000 !!!</p><p></p>
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Dale Tomes gave $2,100.00.
Contributed to by many people and by the ACT Classic & Muscle Car Forum FB page members
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Anthony Kannan gave $250.00.
Love you work good luck!
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Darren Kelly gave $800.00.
Good luck!
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Paul Moran gave $200.00.
Have a cracken adventure Dale
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Enid Tomes gave $240.00.
Good Luck ! Love Enid ❤️
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Ursula Walker gave $20.00.
Wishing you all the best! The Walkers x
1 month ago
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Sharon Ives gave $60.00.
🖕 cancer 🖤
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Glenn Broad gave $175.00.
Great work. Thanks.
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Laura Stanford gave $50.00.
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<p>Update #2</p><p></p><p>Here’s a sneak peak of the lovely rear end of the car that we’re hoping to be picking up in the near future …</p><p></p><p>Stay tuned 😎</p>
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Sue Shaw gave $100.00.
Good luck and have fun.
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Lisa Drummond gave $20.00.
Great cause...
1 month ago
Thank you so much for your donation Lisa. You are awesome ❤️ Dale & Justin
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Georgina & Colin Thomsen gave $100.00.
4 weeks ago
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Tracy Millard gave $5.00.
Great cause!
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Tracy. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Maxine Hudson gave $10.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Maxine. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Jeanette Brown gave $30.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Jeanette. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Robyn Chalk gave $20.00.
Thank you !
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Robyn. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️
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Kellie Boscence gave $50.00.
Fuck cancer
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Kellie. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️
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Lynn Jakobasch gave $50.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Lynn. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Evie Pye gave $10.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Evie. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Leslea Eather gave $20.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank yo so much for your support Lesley. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Marcus Hon gave $50.00.
Good luck Dale! Very worthy cause. Love your work.
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Connie Cardew gave $20.00.
Hope for a cure
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Connie. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Sheree Tomes gave $50.00.
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Stef Gorter gave $20.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Stef. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Vicki Hillman gave $50.00.
Good luck with the rally.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Vicki. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Josh Buckley gave $50.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for support Josh. You are a legend. Dale & Justin ❤️
4 weeks ago
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Fiona Wallace gave $20.00.
A very worthy cause. Wishing you all the best at the event!
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Fiona. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Claire Wirth gave $20.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Claire. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Susan Jurisevic gave $25.00.
Well done Dale…thanks
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Susan. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
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Jennifer Holloway gave $50.00.
FU cancer! Good luck fellas!
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Jennifer. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Hi Dale, Cancer is such an evil disease, sad to hear your family story....similar in my family....we have to be so thankful for our health , but we have to treat every day like our last and not live with regrets .... your family/friend will be soooo proud of you team....most importantly safe travels in the shitbox takecare natnat
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Chris Tomes gave $140.00.
Love Chrissie and Carolannie xx
4 weeks ago
Thank you guys for the support. Dale & Justin ❤️
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Alex Fraser gave $100.00.
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Thank you so very much for your support Alex. You are an absolute legend ! Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Sue Wood gave $50.00.
Thank you, I also lost my father to cancer.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so very much for your support Sue. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Mark Wilson gave $100.00.
My mother had breast cancer and survived to die of natural course's.
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Mar, thanks mate. I really don’t know what to say except for a simple thank you for such a generous donation. This cancer thing has affected so many of us. It’s just a small thing I know, but Justin no I hope that we can help in some small way. Thank you so much again my friend. Justin & Dale ❤️
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Helen Hazlewood gave $20.00.
Hope you raise heaps and have fun.... Cancer is horrendous.
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Thank you so much for your support Helen. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Krista Brown gave $10.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Krista. You are a beautiful sole. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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The Markets Wanniassa gave $150.00.
Great stuff, happy to contribute #f*ckcancer
4 weeks ago
Thank you so very much for your extremely generous donation. You are truly a beautiful sole. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Larissa Apps gave $50.00.
Very touching story, good luck with the rally :)
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Thank you so much for your support Larissa. You are a beautiful sole. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Anonymous gave $10.00.
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Diana Rahman gave $50.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so very much for your support Diana. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Toni Lea-Howie gave $50.00.
Good luck in the rally - sounds fun!
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Thank you so very much for your support Toni. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Good luck
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Good luck and a beautiful way to honour those who have lost and who are still fighting.
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Anonymous gave $5.00.
From some rando on the facebook group - it nearly took my dad, fuck cancer
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Cooling Brothers Glass gave $500.00.
Good luck Dale. Great effort for a great cause Paul and Cheralee
4 weeks ago
Thank you so very much for such a generous donation and your support ❤️
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Todd Anderson gave $5.00.
4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Todd. You’re a legend. Dale & Justin 😎
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Anonymous gave $10.00.
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Wendy Maney gave $50.00.
Had lung cancer 2014. Bowel cancer 2015. Lung cancer 2016. Lung cancer 2017. Not dead yet…. Fuc# cancer!
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Wendy you are obviously an amazingly strong person. I’m so glad that you’re not dead as you sound like an amazing inspiration. Thank you so much for your very generous support. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
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George Jacob gave $50.00.
Saw Dale's post on Canberra Noticeboard. Good work on getting involved with this and supporting this cause, leading to hope of a brighter future for society. All the best with the rally.
4 weeks ago
George, thank you so much for your support and kind words. Every little bit counts and your very generous donation will play a part. Thank you. Dale & Justin
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Pamela Grant gave $10.00.
3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Pamela. You are a beautiful person. Dale & Justin ❤️❤️
3 weeks ago
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Robyn Balfour gave $100.00.
Dale, What a great way to raise funds for more research into cancer!! I will be cheering you all the way!! Rob xx
3 weeks ago
Thank you so much Rob ❤️❤️❤️
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Brett Ingram gave $20.00.
3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your support Brett. You’re a legend. Cheers Dale & Justin 🙂
3 weeks ago
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Graham Ball gave $50.00.
Keep up the awesome fund raising Gents! 👏
3 weeks ago
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Rachel N gave $20.00.
Great cause, good luck!
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JJ,S Gardening gave $800.00.
Thanks for the Awesome work Dale
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Caitlin Priest gave $10.00.
1 week ago
Thank you so much for your support. Justin & Dale ❤️
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Ella Borgeaud gave $10.00.
1 week ago
Thank you so much for your support. Justin & Dale ❤️
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Enid Tomes gave $25.00.
Love you ❤️
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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.

More than $30 million over the past 12 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.