Goal $10,691
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Summer 2023
$10,860
Raised
102%
Our Story …

Total Funds Raised as at 3rd March, 2023: $48,800


2017 - $7,514 (with Brad Clarke) : 2018 - $6,940 (with Joe Addamo)


2019 - $23,205 (with Jon Hubbard) : 2021 - $1,050 (cancer cruise WA)


2022 - $600 (cancer cruise WA) : 2023 - $9,491 (with Ashleigh Watson)


Our target this year is $10,691 to take our total funds raised to $50,000.


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.


This is the 4th SBR I have competed in and this year it will be myself and my 21yo daughter Ashleigh participating in the rally and we also intend to drive from WA to Rockhampton in the week before to spend some quality time together (or that's the theory at least!)


Both our mums and grand-mothers have had breast cancer and sadly my mum lost her battle in 2006 (to her 5th cancer type - liver) and we have lots of reasons to raise money again.


The mighty LEGGO car will be doing its third rally and I can't wait to catch up with old friends on the rally next year.


Martin & Ashleigh Watson

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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.

raised: $2,159,943
target: $2,000,000
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2 years ago
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Bellwether Perth CBD Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
To get the ball rolling!
2 years ago
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WA Brick Society gave $50.00.
On behalf of the WA Brick Society, Thankyou for doing such a great job raising for cancer council
2 years ago
Thank you so much for your support and a cause that is sadly too close for all of us :( Much appreciated!
1 year ago
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Bellwether Financial Group Pty Ltd gave $1,000.00.
1 year ago
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James Williamson gave $500.00.
Have a great time
1 year ago
Jim, thank you for your on-going support and generosity! Always appreciated
1 year ago
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David Sim gave $1,000.00.
Go the mighty Leggo, Ashleigh and Martin ---- just remember to come back safe and sound.
1 year ago
David & Jessie, THANK YOU for your generous support and we will make sure we (and the car) return in one piece!
1 year ago
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Maria Volk gave $100.00.
All the very best. Have a safe drive! Maria
1 year ago
Thank you Maria for your support and we will make sure we come back in one piece!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Thank-you for the work you put in, to raising money for such a great cause. I currently have someone close to me going through the battle and it’s tough, for them and those around them. Be safe on the rally, and thank-you for making a difference in the world for both those fighting against it, and those whom have to witness loved ones going through it.
1 year ago
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Margaret Bostelman gave $100.00.
Well done for a very worthy cause.
1 year ago
Margaret, thank you so much for your kind donation and support of our cause. All the best for the festive season :)
1 year ago
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Adolfo Martino gave $100.00.
Hope all goes well and that you all had a great shitbox Rally and a great and happy Christmas Regards Dolf Martino
1 year ago
Dolf, thank you so much for your support and we have had a good break and will have a great rally!
1 year ago
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Matthew and Jane Robertson-Bryant gave $100.00.
Here’s wishing Martin and Ashleigh Watson, along with all the other competitors, a safe, successful and ultimately profitable trip. Let’s go Leggo!
1 year ago
Matta nd Jane, THANK YOU for your donation and helping us get towards our target. We will travel safely and will share the stories upon our return :)
1 year ago
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L1 Capital gave $500.00.
All the best Martin. Great cause.
1 year ago
Ale, Thank you for your generous donation and support of the cause. It is hugely appreciated!
1 year ago
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Julian McCormack gave $50.00.
1 year ago
Julian, THANK you for your support of our team and the cause overall. Much appreciated!
1 year ago
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Frank Casarotti gave $100.00.
Martin and all the Bellwether team, great email and a great cause. Safe travels and I'll track your route and progress with much interest. Frank Casarotti MAGELLAN
1 year ago
Frank, THANK YOU for your generous donation and support of both our team and the cause :)
1 year ago
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Emma Cook gave $50.00.
Go smash that outback and enjoy the spectacular Aussie countryside!
1 year ago
Emma, thanks for your donation and I have to say the rally drive is always a highlight after the fundraising is done - we sometimes forget just how beautiful our back yard really is :) I'll make sure to share the stories on our return!
1 year ago
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Cambell Giles gave $200.00.
Cant say I love the need for the cause but certainly understand it and fully support it. Especially all you have done to date to raise the funds, so we can do the research and work out ways to to deal with all it variants.... may your plastic wheels wobble on your journey but not all off.!!
1 year ago
Hey Cambell - THANK YOU - Your support means so much to us and we will bring the Leggo car back home in one piece besides - how else am I going to get to work each day?? :) Stay well!!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
1 year ago
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Business Cut Through Pty Ltd gave $100.00.
Good luck with the journey and I hope the Leggo mobile goes the distance.
1 year ago
Rohan - she sure will!!! Thank you for your support - it means a lot to me :)
1 year ago
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Jon Hubbard gave $100.00.
Good luck guys. Have fun, stay safe and raise heaps!!
1 year ago
Hubbo!! Thanks for the support mate and your LEGENDARY efforts to raise funds for the Perth/Sydney rally - would love to have you co-drive again some time :) We will stop by on the way to the start line for a pre rally catch up! Cheers.
1 year ago
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Stewart Edgell gave $150.00.
Best wishes safe travels from Cameron and Denise
1 year ago
Cam and Denise - THANK YOU for your support of our team and the rally cause - hugely appreciated and if we have time, we may stop by via Canberra on our way to the start line :)
1 year ago
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Damon & Giuliana Scrimgeour gave $100.00.
Good Luck. Drive safely!!
1 year ago
Damon & Guili, THANK YOU for your support of the team and the cause - look forward to catching up soon :)
1 year ago
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Bernard and Gianna Paulton gave $200.00.
1 year ago
Bernie and Gianna, THANK YOU for your support of both our team and the cause and I look forward to sharing the stories with you when we return!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck, drive safe :)
1 year ago
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Dávid Szabó gave $50.00.
Lego has one G
1 year ago
David, thanks for your donation and support - we had to add the G to avoid any potential litigation from Lego :( - I am a Lego tragic myself, so they have made some good money from me over the years lol Thanks again!
1 year ago
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Anthony Fletcher gave $100.00.
Tony and Donna Fletcher
1 year ago
Tony and Donna, THANK YOU for your support, it means a lot to us - look forward to catching up again soon :)
1 year ago
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Chris Watts gave $100.00.
Good luck with the drive!!
1 year ago
Chris, THANK YOU for your support of the cause and our team - I will make sure we discuss the dust over a beer!
1 year ago
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Antony Pantalone gave $25.00.
Great work Martin
1 year ago
Hey mate - THANK YOU for your donation and lets go the mighty Crackle #2!
1 year ago
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Hayley Sachs gave $15.00.
Tickets 9, 10, 18
1 year ago
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Hayley Sachs gave $36.00.
Good luck! Amazing commitment
1 year ago
Hayley, thanks for your support on the day and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Matt Arthur gave $25.00.
Good luck!
1 year ago
Matt, thanks for your support on the day and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Sativa O'Connor gave $50.00.
1 year ago
Sativa, thanks for your generous support of the cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Clare Tiverios gave $10.00.
Raffle tickets
1 year ago
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Henry Gillett gave $10.00.
1 year ago
Henry, thanks for your support on the day for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Simon Oleary gave $20.00.
1 year ago
Simon, thanks for your support on the day for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Alisha Sin gave $50.00.
Good luck! Alisha Sin
1 year ago
Alisha, thanks for your generous support for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Tim Boden gave $50.00.
Best of luck Martin!
1 year ago
Tim, thanks for your generous and kind support on the day for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $5.00.
1 year ago
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Bayu Rahmadi gave $10.00.
1 year ago
Bayu, thanks for your support on the day for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Yukie Warth gave $30.00.
Great cause, good luck Martin and Ashleigh!
1 year ago
Yukie, thanks for your support on the day for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Truan Terrance gave $10.00.
1 year ago
Truan, thanks for your support on the day for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Damien Bafile gave $50.00.
1 year ago
Damien, thanks for your generous support for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Kati Meyer gave $25.00.
Best of luck
1 year ago
Kati, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Cath Fenwick gave $5.00.
Ticket 50, Catherine
1 year ago
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Jyoti George gave $55.00.
1 year ago
Jyoti, thanks for your generous support for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Robert Andrews gave $20.00.
1 year ago
Robert, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Sumner Capital gave $50.00.
Good luck team
1 year ago
Kirby, thanks for your generous support for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Alasdair Whyte gave $50.00.
1 year ago
Alasdair, thanks for your generous support for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $30.00.
1 year ago
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Sam Houlton gave $10.00.
I wish i could donate more :(
1 year ago
Sam, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure! Every dollar makes a difference!
1 year ago
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Charles Wall gave $50.00.
1 year ago
Charles, thanks for your generous support for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Jenny Sng gave $10.00.
1 year ago
Jenny thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Elliot Talbot gave $10.00.
1 year ago
Elliot, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Russel Molin gave $10.00.
1 year ago
Russel, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Marco Garzon gave $20.00.
Let's gooooo
1 year ago
Marco, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Filipa Brown gave $20.00.
Good luck guys !
1 year ago
Filipa, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Garth HOPKINSON gave $20.00.
1 year ago
Garth, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Khalil Aliaga gave $20.00.
1 year ago
Khalil, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Dann de Wolff gave $10.00.
1 year ago
Dan, thanks for your kind support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Sarah Karkada gave $5.00.
1 year ago
Sarah, thanks for your support on the day for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $15.00.
Inclusive of the raffle amount. Good luck!!
1 year ago
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Jayne Chambers gave $50.00.
Good luck Martin and have fun with your daughter raising money for such a worthwhile charity.
1 year ago
Jayne, thanks for your generous support for the Cancer Council cause and our rally adventure!
1 year ago
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$1,105.00 was received
Offline Funds
1 year ago
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PAN-Tribal Asset Management gave $1,000.00.
Good Luck Martin. A great cause and very happy to support you and the team.
1 year ago
Woodsy - a HUGE thank you to you and the team at Pan-Tribal for your on-going support of the rally and the Cancer Council. Really appreciate it :)
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Martin love the effort and work you put into supporting such a great cause.
1 year ago
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Kevin Button gave $500.00.
Good luck Martin. You have our support in the rally. Take care and drive safely Susie and Kevin
1 year ago
Kevin and Susie, THANK YOU for your generous support and we will make sure we (and the car!) return in one piece.
1 year ago
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Pat Sullivan gave $20.00.
Go Bombers! hawks first game of the year, eat em alive!
1 year ago
LOL! Thanks Padre for the support and I will watch the result with interest - I have low expectations for season 2023!
1 year ago
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James Sanderson-Miller gave $200.00.
Drive safely Martin ?
1 year ago
James, Tony and Mary, TAHNK YOU for your generous support of our drive and the cancer council - we will return to WA safely!!
1 year ago
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Pam Gray gave $200.00.
Drive safe enjoy and well done pam and pete
1 year ago
Pam and Peter, THANK YOU for your generous support of both our team and the Cancer Council - we are looking forward to eating some red dust!
1 year ago
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Bruce McClelland gave $50.00.
Good luck and safe travels Martin and Ashleigh
1 year ago
Bruce, thank you for your support of our team and the cancer council cause! Safe travels for you as well as you explore more of this great brown land!
1 year ago
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Margaret (Maggie) DUNNILL gave $100.00.
Great work, Martin and Ashleigh. Such a worthy cause. Enjoy the adventure and family time together.
1 year ago
Maggie and John, thank you for your kind donation and supporting us on our trip and raising funds for the Cancer Council - i look forward to sharing the stories when we catch up next!
1 year ago
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Mark Dias gave $100.00.
Great Cause Martin. Well done and all the very best for the drive. Enjoy the wonderful memories you will create with Ashleigh. Cheeers!
1 year ago
Mark, THANK YOU for your donation and support of the cause and our team. I'll be sure to catch up with you on my safe return for a cold beer and a few tall tales!
1 year ago
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Martin Watson gave $85.00.
Funds from 10c bottles cashed in
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $5.00.
1 year ago
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Andrew Schembri gave $54.00.
Good Luck!
1 year ago
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Darren Deagan gave $50.00.
Good luck for a great cause!
1 year ago
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Rob Snowden gave $100.00.
Hey mate glad you’re doing well and doing it again Cheers Rob Snowden
1 year ago
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Tracy Mcphee gave $50.00.
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $125.00.
Sticker sales from days 1&2
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $10.00.
Purchase of 2 stickers
1 year ago
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Scotshill Enterprises gave $300.00.
Have a safe rally!
1 year ago
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Shane Finnigan gave $100.00.
Drive hard Wato
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $55.00.
Sticker sales day 3&4
1 year ago
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Shelby Gould gave $50.00.
Lovely meeting you guys at the BP! Enjoy the rally!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $10.00.
1 year ago
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Graciella Hartman gave $10.00.
Good job guys!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $5.00.
Great job guys ❤️
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $45.00.
Sticker sales day 5
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
For Kristy
1 year ago
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Alan Del Borrello gave $131.00.
Fantastic cause and resonate with your story. Would love to do this one day! Good luck Martin & Ashleigh & safe travels!
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
Random sticker sales
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $84.00.
Today marks 3 months since loosing, the biggest part of me. Not a day goes by I don’t think of them, and still I call your phone just to hear your voice- a huge loss to many in this world. Thank you Martin & Ashleigh and everyone raising funds, for such an important cause. X
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
Keep up the great work
1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $35.00.
Team Sponsors
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.

$46 million over the past 15 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.