Goal $5,000

Old Guys Rule

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally 2018
$6,919
Raised
138%
Our Story …

We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally in 2018!! Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council's in Australia and is now in its 9th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $4,000. 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.

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, 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: $1,817,972
target: $1,700,000
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8 months ago
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Dale and Ray are looking forward to the event.

our first shot at a vehicle has failed!. Our Citrone Berlingo Van with no first or second gear and numerous mandatory roadworthy repair requirements has turned out to be too costly to meet the $1,000 limit...So we are back in the market for an eligible vehicle.

does any one want a small van ?

8 months ago
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Irendos Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
Go Ray n Dale Irendos Pty Ltd
7 months ago
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Delete the request for a Van

Our Plan B has kicked in !

We have a secured a much loved but very sad 1995 Mercedes 4 door.

As an old Qld car that has been living in Victoria for the last 15 years she is showing the ravages of the Qld sun and living outside for all of her life. Vis: paint gone and any plastic part is now so brittle it shouldn't be touched. We are trusting that the running gear is in better shape and will last the distance.

Currently running over the mechanicals and a few test runs to assess just what we have and what's needed to make it to the finish line on 25th May '18.

6 months ago
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Plan B is in place and it looks like its a goer for the SBR!!!!. The C180 is proving to be better than it looks (who needs paint and plastic parts?). Have put some 500km into it with only a few issues, nothing major that can't be rectified and made safe for the SBR. We can now shift into fundraising mode.
5 months ago
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Stewart Perry gave $50.00.
Good Luck Guys
5 months ago
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Paul Sbrissa gave $50.00.
After SBR maybe a run at Wilby Park could be in order.... Good luck and have fun.
3 months ago
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SMART HIRE gave $999.00.
Old Guys certainly Rule ! Best wishes and good luck Hein and Veronica Otten SMART HIRE
3 months ago
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Roland & Linda Gumbert gave $1,000.00.
Autographed photo of you both at the start (or finish line if you make it) please.
3 months ago
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MYD Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
Wishing you all the best on your adventurous journey.
3 months ago
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Traction Tyres & More gave $100.00.
Andrew says go for it Hope you make it
3 months ago
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Traction Tyres & More gave $100.00.
Part 2 Go Ray n Dale Trust the tyres do you proud Shane and Andrew
3 months ago
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Michael Worrad gave $100.00.
Its a wonderful thing to see two old blokes so excited
3 months ago
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Jane McGarry gave $50.00.
Good luck!!!
3 months ago
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Richard Sale gave $50.00.
Dale, That monster's worth more than $1k!!! Just look at that immacutlate upholstery! A very worthy cause - GOOD LUCK.
3 months ago
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Scott Savage gave $30.00.
Good luck Dale!
3 months ago
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Laura Elle Carr gave $30.00.
Good luck guys
3 months ago
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David Laybourn gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Romina Richardson gave $50.00.
Great work! Can't wait to hear all about it.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
GOOD LUCK HAVE A SAFE TRIP AND LOTS OF FUN
3 months ago
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Leanna Read gave $200.00.
Good luck Ray and Dale. A great cause and well done for being a part of it. Cheers, Leanna
3 months ago
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Jane Kearney gave $50.00.
Grey, but never old JLK
3 months ago
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Barbara and Barry Cooper gave $200.00.
Good Luck
3 months ago
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Will and Barb darvall gave $250.00.
Hope you don't have to push too much of the way1
3 months ago
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Michele Spreckley gave $200.00.
good luck!
3 months ago
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Cynthia Tomalin gave $100.00.
Who's old? Just keep it cool & good luck! Cindy and Brian
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good Luck Ray & Dale
3 months ago
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Paul Prosser gave $100.00.
Have a great time Ray and Dale
3 months ago
Paul and Gael Thank you very much for your generous donation. Keep your fingers crossed 19th thro 25th May. We will need everything going for us to get the old girl across the 3,800km, of which some 70% is dirt. Ray n Dale P.S. Can I borrow your wheel ramps (think you had a pair in Melb?), need to look under the rear suspension and decide if the petrol pump need protecting. Ray rayjwood@bigpond.com
3 months ago
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David and Jan Knight gave $100.00.
Good luck Ray and Dale. We will look forward to reports on your progress
2 months ago
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BARB AND BILL MCMAHON gave $100.00.
GOOD LUCK FOR YOUR JOURNEY UP NORTH. GREAT CAUSE! BEST WISHES BARB AND BILL
2 months ago
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Joseph Younane gave $100.00.
Great adventure Ray and a good cause!!
2 months ago
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Well here we are in March.

Thanks to all our donors, so far we have raised $5109, great outcome lets do some more!!!!

The Merc is now shod with light truck tyres plus two spare wheels.

Have covered some 1500km and all seems OK, occasional glitch and some repairs needed. Have acquired a Hayes service manual in case we need to understand what/where/how to fix/bypass on the road.

Have scrounged a set of roof racks and a basket to carry big light stuff

BCF came to the party with a heavily discounted LED light bar and connection kit, its mounted on the basket up high out of the way of stray rocks etc.

Have tent, mattresses and miscellaneous stuff in the boot ready to go.

Have made up a bra for deep water crossing, hope it works ok?

Ray n Dale

2 months ago
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Gail Babbage gave $100.00.
Have a great trip Dale, looking forward to hearing some of the stories. Should be a great trip - hope the car goes well for you.
1 month ago
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Archinspect Architecture gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Lyle Close gave $100.00.
Ray and Dale all the best and enjoy yourself good luck cheers Lyle
1 month ago
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Anne Gillam gave $100.00.
Woody and Dale (Old Guys Rule) All the best fro safe and adventurous SBR 2018 Anne G
1 month ago
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Joan Sturton-Gill gave $100.00.
Go well Old Guys - will be watching with interest.
1 month ago
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Graeme Smith gave $250.00.
I think you will have far too much fun so we cant call you GOGR (Grumpy Old Guys Rule.) All the best for the trip hope the red rocket get you there. Bernadette and Graeme.
2 weeks ago
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Nick Roffey gave $50.00.
Best of luck on your adventure Ray! Cheers, Nick Roffey
2 weeks ago
thanks Nick We will do you proud Ray Wood & Dale Swan
1 week ago
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laura cockburn gave $50.00.
Good Luck!!
1 week ago
thanks Laura Dale and Ray
1 week ago
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Lee Smith gave $100.00.
Dear Ray & Dale Great cause...Cancer council...not old guys getting to Darwin. OK that too. Best wishes Lee
1 week ago
Thanks Lee We will do you proud See you next week, maybe Thursday or more likely lunch on Friday Ray n Dale
1 week ago
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Phil William Baigent gave $100.00.
Good luck to the Old Guys. Hope you make it back alive!
1 week ago
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Conrad Gargett gave $660.00.
Best of luck Dale - we are all behind you!
2 days ago
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gillian donaldson gave $100.00.
Go Darth Vader & Kylo Ren!
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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.

Over $13 million 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.