Thank you for joining us, as you may or may not know I lost my husband, Colin, to Pancreatic Cancer July 2021, he was 58 years old. After waiting 2 years due to Covid we did compete & crossed the finish line in the 2022 Hay to Adelaide Rally in Cols pride & joy, the XG Ford ute! We always referred to it as the Shitbox now its THE rallycar!
Colin would be so proud as he wanted so desperately to be my co-driver but cancer took him out before he had a chance- this was also his dying wish to see us do that rally, now we are aiming to do the 2023 March Shitbox Rally - Rockhampton Qld to Hobart Tas!
BUT in order for us to get a start with this rally we need YOU to get behind us and DONATE, we don't care how big or small a donation you make as it all makes a difference to those fighting cancer. The 2022 Rally saw a mammoth $2million plus donated and Pancreatic /Upper GI cancer got a whopping $449,000 for research alone, (they're trialing new drugs to help fight the cancer) so it does make a HUGE difference.
This 2023 rally will hopefully see Colin's brother Graeme join me as a co-driver, not only did Colin lose his fight with pancreatic but their dad Jim did too in 2019. We know of so many Angels now and of so many fighters that we do this for them.
Cancer is a revolting disease to watch it take over someone's life with the pain they go through, the many sleepless nights, the chemotherapy, the untold hospital trips. Then to see them fade away from the once vibrant person who had a wicked sense of humor and zest for life to start losing everything (eating, showering,walking, playing guitar/harmonica, riding a motorcycle to using a wheelchair all the time) to cancer and in the end knowing that their time had come. Its hard on us people that care for them 24/7 too and its harder for us left behind, but ,the Shitbox Rally family is something very positive to focus on as you know you're doing your bit to help those now fighting cancers of all sorts.
If you, yourself, get a chance to do a Rally I highly recommend it
Please join myself, Annette & Graeme and help make a difference.
Read the blog below to understand more about the Shitbox Rally
We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2023 Summer!! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Rockhampton to Hobart.
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.
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.
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:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.