Goal $5,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Winter 2024
$5,250
Raised
105%
Our Story …

Leonie and Rod 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. Our team is called Rust Bucket and we are driving an old Ford station wagon on this adventure.

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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Rust Bucket Feed
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6 months ago
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Rod Bellamy gave $100.00.
6 months ago
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Hodgson’s caravans gave $100.00.
Go the Rust bucket! Have a great rally guys! 🍻🍻🍻👍👍👍
6 months ago
Cool, my plan to extract Bogan dollars is starting to work. (Evil snicker).
5 months ago
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Hunter Classics VMX gave $500.00.
Love ya work Rod
5 months ago
Thanks to everyone at Hunter classics for supporting Team Rust Bucket and helping us reach our fund raising goals.
5 months ago
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Brett Dawson gave $50.00.
Good luck
5 months ago
Nice, thanks for throwing in, I reckon you have some good karma coming your way. Cheers.
5 months ago
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James Beech gave $50.00.
Rock n roll…have a good one Bell, cheers mate! 👍
5 months ago
Thanks mate, appreciate you throwing in some coin to help us reach our goals.
5 months ago
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Mick Mildren gave $50.00.
Hey Bell Best of luck with that rust bucket, have fun
5 months ago
Hey mate, thanks for chipping in some coin to help us reach our fund raising target.
5 months ago
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Mark Turner gave $100.00.
Hey guys have a blast
5 months ago
Thanks mate for your very generous donation, Leonie and I appreciate the support from our Bogan family.
5 months ago
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Amanda Watt gave $100.00.
Rock'n'Roll
5 months ago
Thanks Amanda for your generous donation, we appreciate all the support from the Civic crew.
5 months ago
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Shannon Bellamy gave $200.00.
Merry Christmas Mum and Dad! Go team Rust Bucket! Brett and I can’t wait to see you and rusty in the NT xx
5 months ago
Thanks for your support Shan and Brett. We will definitely catch up with you in the NT. Xx
5 months ago
Thanks for your support Shan and Brett. We will definitely catch up with you in the NT. Xx
5 months ago
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Tez and Muz Webber gave $100.00.
Good luck Rod and Lone. Go Rusty!!
5 months ago
Thanks guys. You support is greatly appreciated by all us at team Rust Bucket.
5 months ago
Thanks guys. You support is greatly appreciated by all us at team Rust Bucket.
5 months ago
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Karryn Bailey gave $50.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Kaz. Can’t wait to go on this adventure with you guys. Let the fun begin xx
5 months ago
Thanks Kaz. Can’t wait to go on this adventure with you guys. Let the fun begin xx
5 months ago
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Cathy Turner gave $50.00.
Great cause and sounds like lots of fun too Xx
5 months ago
Thanks for the donation Cathy and Andrew. Too many of us will be or have been affected by cancer and anything we can do to help improve treatment and outcomes is worthwhile.
5 months ago
Thanks for the donation Cathy and Andrew. Too many of us will be or have been affected by cancer and anything we can do to help improve treatment and outcomes is worthwhile.
5 months ago
Thanks for the donation Cathy and Andrew. Too many of us will be or have been affected by cancer and anything we can do to help improve treatment and outcomes is worthwhile.
5 months ago
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Alison Baker gave $50.00.
Hey Leonie and Rod, I just watched the promo video and it looks incredible! Thanks for doing this and raising money for the awesome Cancer Council. Looking forward to seeing all of your pics xx Al
5 months ago
Many thanks to you and Nathan for contributing to our team. Rod has done 2 Rally’s in 2023 but this will be my first. I can’t think of a better cause to support and having some fun on the way is the name of the game. Xx
5 months ago
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Karen and trev McLaughlin gave $50.00.
Go rusty go!
5 months ago
Many thanks to you and Trev for once again supporting the Cancer council via the Shitbox rally. We are so grateful to have such great friends helping us over the line xx
5 months ago
Many thanks to you and Trev for once again supporting the Cancer council via the Shitbox rally. We are so grateful to have such great friends helping us over the line xx
4 months ago
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Sunny Martin gave $50.00.
Enjoy your rally Rod and Leonie. Hope all goes well. Noel & Sunny. Buddy Group 5
4 months ago
Thanks boys for throwing in, Leonie and I appreciate your help, good to get some buddy group 5 support.
4 months ago
Thanks boys for throwing in, Leonie and I appreciate your help, good to get some buddy group 5 support.
4 months ago
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Cheryl Bellamy gave $100.00.
Happy Birthday Rod, such a great cause!
4 months ago
Thanks Mar for helping us get closer to our first target, Lone and I really appreciate all the generous people in our lives.
4 months ago
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Dianne Cotterell gave $50.00.
Well done you two. Have fun.
4 months ago
Thank you Di, we promise we’re going to have fun all the way to Alice Springs .
4 months ago
Big thanks to you Di and Phil. So grateful to have the support of our crew xx
4 months ago
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Lyndal Moore gave $100.00.
Amazing adventure Rod and Leonie in the Rust Bucket have a blast xx Mick and Lyndal
4 months ago
Thank you Mick and Lyndal for your donation, your support is always appreciated xx
3 months ago
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Anthony Wasson gave $50.00.
Go the rust buckets!
3 months ago
Thanks Caran and Woz, Lone and I both appreciate the support of all our friends in helping us out.Cheers.
3 months ago
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Alison Coulton gave $100.00.
Have fun you two & stay safe xo Al & Mark
3 months ago
Thanks Al and Mark for your continued support and friendship. We are truly grateful to have you both in our lives xx
3 months ago
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Victoria Pickett gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thank you Victoria. Rod and I are very grateful to have your support on our adventure. Together we can make a difference x
3 months ago
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Scott & Belinda Croker gave $200.00.
Kick it in the guts Barry!!
3 months ago
Yep, it’s the duck’s guts. Thanks guys for throwing in and helping us raise money for this good cause. You got me thinking the Ford could look a bit more apocalyptic.
3 months ago
Yep, it’s the duck’s guts. Thanks guys for throwing in and helping us raise money for this good cause. You got me thinking the Ford could look a bit more apocalyptic.
3 months ago
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Donna Pickering gave $50.00.
I know you'll have a blast while raising much needed funds for cancer. Enjoy the adventure
3 months ago
Thanks for supporting us Don. I know this is close to all our hearts and we will be thinking of all those we have loved and lost and all those who have battled and continue to battle this awful disease as we make this journey xx
3 months ago
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Margaret Parsons gave $100.00.
Good luck and stay safe. Love mum and Brian xx
3 months ago
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Leonie Parsons gave $100.00.
2 months ago
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Char & Pete Turnbull gave $50.00.
Saw you in Bulahdelah on Sat 02 Mar 24. Happy travels
2 months ago
Thanks Char and Pete, we really appreciate your generous and unexpected donation, it’s great to see how many people are willing to contribute and support us in reaching our fundraising goals. Cheers, Rod and Leonie.
2 months ago
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Gramur Stainless pty ltd gave $1,000.00.
good luck I am sure the Finest Obtainable Road Device will do the job. from a confused V8 Fan
2 months ago
Massive thanks to you and Kath for your very generous donation mate, and yes we have upgraded to a Ford for this rally. Good enough for mad Max to drive around the desert, good enough for us.
2 months ago
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Rod Bellamy gave $750.00.
Money raised from Hunter Classics round one at Bulahdelah. Thanks for the support everyone.
1 month ago
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Rod Bellamy gave $850.00.
Money raised from Hunter Classics BBQ
1 month ago
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Ernie Smith gave $50.00.
Leonie and Rod, Great stuff and good luck. Cheers
1 month ago
Thanks Ernie for chipping in, Leonie and I are very grateful for everyone's support.
1 month ago
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Craig Towers gave $50.00.
Hopefully you dont get stuck in a buddy group with a breakdown prone shitbox this rally and you might get into camp before dark each night. Have fun. #bg5rocks
1 month ago
Thanks Craig for the donation, and yes I dream of doing a rally and getting in before dark each day. But that’s when ya really get to know ya buddy group, drinking on the side of the road.
1 month ago
Thanks Craig for the donation, and yes I dream of doing a rally and getting in before dark each day. But that’s when ya really get to know ya buddy group, drinking on the side of the road.
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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.