Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Winter 2024
$5,605
Raised
112%
Our Story …

Richard Smith (Dick) and I (Scott Barnsley) have been best of mates since the early 70's in Bathurst NSW. During our friendship we have had many family members impacted by cancer and hold this charity close to our hearts. This is why we have decided to embrace the challenge of driving a 'shitbox' cross country to raise money and awareness of the impacts of all forms of cancer.


We are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Winter 2024! This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Melbourne to Alice Springs.


We are 'Old Codgers' as we both turn 60 this year and will be driving a little old 2000 model Suzuki Ignis. We are sure this journey will be an interesting one for us, full of highs and lows, wondering if our little car will make it. This is your opportunity to be part of this wonderful event!


Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th 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 Winter 2024 rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.

These funds go to 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 $1,500, 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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raised: $1,835,006
target: $2,000,000
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Ann Barnett gave $50.00.
Happy 60th old codger
3 months ago
Thank you so much Annie for your kind donation. This Old Codger really appreciates it.
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Therese Smith gave $100.00.
RIP Flo :)
3 months ago
Thank you so much Therese from the other Old Codger Family members.
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Amanda Smith gave $10.00.
Give it the berrys Poppy! Love H & O
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Thank you for your kind donation Amanda, H&O. Be kind to Iggy Suzuki. 😊🚗 From team Old Codgers.
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Lisa Williams gave $20.00.
Go get em Dicky
3 months ago
Thank you Lisa for your kind donation. Team Old Codgers.
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Rosemary Hancock gave $100.00.
Great cause - get out there and have a blast!
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Thank you Rosemary for your generosity. Team Old Codgers
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Carlos Spicywiener gave $50.00.
I'm hungry
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Thank you Carlos for your kind donation. Team Old Codgers
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Nicola Brazier gave $50.00.
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Thank you Nicola, that's very kind of you. Team Old Codgers
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Ben Adams gave $100.00.
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Thank you Ben for your kind donation. Team Old Codgers
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Jacqui Parkinson gave $100.00.
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Thank you for your generosity Jacqui, much appreciated. Team Old Codgers
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Con & Cathy Wassink gave $200.00.
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Thank you Con & Cathy for your very generous donation. Team Old Codgers
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Fish River Roasters Coffee Co. gave $640.00.
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Habitat Connect gave $200.00.
All the best fellas from Habitat Connect
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Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Old Codgers really appreciate it. Team Old Codgers
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Malcolm Kendall gave $50.00.
Thank you Old Codgers, we will be following your journey. All the best Karen n Malcolm Kendall (McCormack)
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Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Old Codgers really appreciate it. Team Old Codgers
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Wes Larnach gave $250.00.
Best of luck, great race for a great cause.
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Thank you so much for your very generous donation. The Old Codgers really appreciate it. Team Old Codgers
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Patrick Duffy gave $25.00.
Drive carefully
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Gary Bruce Wood gave $50.00.
All the best Dick. Enjoy the event mate
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Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Old Codgers really appreciate it. Team Old Codgers
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Sarah Carter gave $50.00.
Enjoy the Outback!
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Gazzas Takeaway gave $250.00.
Good luck Old Codgers! From Sue and Janine @ Gazza's
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Thank you so much for your very generous donation. The Old Codgers really appreciate it. Team Old Codgers
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Thank you so much for your very generous donation. The Old Codgers really appreciate it. Team Old Codgers
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Remembering Trevor Lloyd SUGARS RIP dad, 4/4/48-19/2/98
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Kylee Copeland gave $50.00.
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Di Wykes gave $60.00.
For Dad ❤
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DSL Construction gave $500.00.
Good luck with the rally!
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Wal Trees gave $5.00.
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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.

$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.