Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Winter 2024
$13,385
Raised
134%
Our Story …

"Trent and I have been waiting a while to get our place in a Rally, and now we are go! Trent has been practicing on two wheels mainly across the outback and occasionally with an airlift out (no surprises if you know him!) and I have been driving my own shitboxes around regional Victoria with far less excitement (no surprises if you know me). Prior to that we bonded over sensible amounts of post-workplace wine at the City WIne Shop in Melbourne's CBD.


Cancer has affected us both personally, in different ways, and our families, friends and communities. We think this rally captures great ways to roll - making the best of the situation, tackling issues as a team, but also experiencing the awesome expanses of a country that we have both put some serious rubber down on, and this time for an amazing organisation with an amazing purpose.


We'd be incredibly grateful for any donation to the Cancer Council coffers - and we are keen to attract sponsors who can fly their colours on our especially faded Ford Focus, dubbed Valentino Grotti after a mutual hero!


Thanks, all the best and slainte! Particular thanks to our wives, Jo and Stace - we're gonna stink when we get home!


Chris and Trent "


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.

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 us our progress via this page and the blog post below.

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Here's what I'm doing …

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: $1,835,526
target: $2,000,000
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3 months ago
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<p>***SHITBOX SECURED!!!!***</p><p>Was there ever a better vehicle to fit the brief?!?!</p><p>2004 Ford Focus </p><p>"Lucky" Dip Aircon</p><p>Dead alternator</p><p>BUT drives like a dream, and from a loving home www.sleepbus.org </p><p></p><p></p>
3 months ago
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Joanna Scott gave $200.00.
Go well you nutters. At least its not on motorbikes......Love Jo and Evie xx
3 months ago
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Thomas Scott gave $500.00.
Good Luck and remember not to go too close to the car in front of you, Dad xx
3 months ago
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Trent Hayes gave $1,000.00.
Let’s go Chris…. All the way to Alice!
3 months ago
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Jim Godsil gave $100.00.
Great stuff, fellas.
3 months ago
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Martyn Leung gave $100.00.
Great cause Chris and Trent. Good luck and all the best!
3 months ago
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Pete Sipek gave $200.00.
All the best guys and safe travels
3 months ago
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Nik Kritikos gave $100.00.
Nice work Trent. How do I get a bait next year?
3 months ago
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Glen Ford gave $100.00.
This is a great cause to support, and thank you for sharing your story.
3 months ago
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Eric Fong gave $100.00.
Great work what a fantastic cause Chris and Trent! Hope all goes well and good luck!
3 months ago
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Anthony Porto gave $50.00.
Good luck guys
3 months ago
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J S gave $20.00.
Good luck bred
2 months ago
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Little Swallow Cafe gave $390.00.
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
Good luck - right up your alley!!!
2 months ago
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Steven Maartensz gave $5,000.00.
Well done guys on getting involved. Best of luck!! I can’t wait to track the progress throughout the race.
2 months ago
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Jamie Brunton gave $250.00.
Enjoy boys
2 months ago
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Christine Montgomery gave $500.00.
Hope you SMASH IT! (the challenge NOT the car). Best of luck to both of you from Otto & Christine.
1 month ago
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Peter Walters gave $200.00.
Great cause. Good luck.
1 month ago
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Matt Killa gave $200.00.
Uppa
1 month ago
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Louise Mylott gave $500.00.
Top Gear has nothing on this! Good luck and have fun.
1 month ago
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Bob Gait gave $100.00.
Good Luck Lads, drive steady! I hope your RACV/RACNT subs are up to date!
1 month ago
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Shane Sun gave $50.00.
Good luck! And maybe create an Instagram account so people can follow the journey.
1 month ago
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Tony Morriss gave $100.00.
Sounds like heaps of fun fellas and a wonderful cause. Safe trip
1 month ago
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Fern Havea gave $20.00.
1 month ago
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Rose Kerlin gave $50.00.
Great cause Trent and Chris and all the best for the trip! Rose
1 month ago
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Nina Marsh gave $50.00.
Great effort Trent/ Chris! Enjoy the ride :-)
1 month ago
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Chloe Northey gave $50.00.
What a wonderful cause Trent & Chris! All the best and enjoy the drive across the outback!
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Good luck guys, can’t wait to hear all about it!
1 month ago
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Michelle Fenech gave $100.00.
What a great cause. Enjoy and stay safe!
1 month ago
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Craig Wilson gave $50.00.
Good luck guys. love a ford focus!!
1 month ago
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Shane Kelly gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Jeff Warner gave $50.00.
To Trent and Chris - awesome cause, go well and I wish I was going with you! Cheers, Jeff Warner
1 month ago
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Joris Hillmann gave $200.00.
Great cause, and will be an awesome accomplishment, enjoy the ride!
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Rae A gave $40.00.
Enjoy the ride Trent - this sounds like it has the perfect ingredients of a great cause and an amusingly incompatible activity.
1 month ago
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Marina Stewart gave $20.00.
Good Luck
1 month ago
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Magnus Chen gave $50.00.
Great cause. Have a good ride!
1 month ago
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Paul Rose gave $50.00.
Have fun, hope you have a decent stereo
1 month ago
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George Batsakis gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Ian Abbott gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Jaroslaw Bosko gave $100.00.
great cause!
1 month ago
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Markus Bonang gave $50.00.
Drive safe!
1 month ago
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Allison Miller gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Rachel Colman gave $50.00.
A great cause and an opportunity to take the trip of a life time. Enjoy!
1 month ago
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Helen Lagis gave $50.00.
Trent - fabulous way to raise money for an important cause! I look forward to the pics and stories.
1 month ago
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Mel Cooper gave $50.00.
Top effort Trent! Your dedication to supporting this cause is truly admirable. Keep making a difference.
1 month ago
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Daniel Been gave $100.00.
All the Best Trent - great challenge for a great cause.
1 month ago
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Glenn Morgan gave $200.00.
It's going to take a lot of Focus to get to Alice
1 month ago
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Michelle Fredericks gave $50.00.
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MIchael Zacharewicz gave $25.00.
3 weeks ago
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Nick Balfour gave $100.00.
3 weeks ago
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Mark Hargraves gave $100.00.
Good luck! Hope the car keeps going...
3 weeks ago
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Kelly Christodoulou gave $200.00.
Hi you two! Well done for doing this challenge. During Covid, my younger brother, aged 40, was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer. Doctors were surprised as he was very young to be diagnosed with this type. He is recovering which is great. Have fun and best of luck! With warm regards Kelly
2 weeks ago
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Claire Tonkin gave $50.00.
Have a great time!
2 weeks ago
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Calum Burns gave $50.00.
Good luck! Looking forward to hearing about the adventures
2 weeks ago
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Matthew Bonzos gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
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Andrew Smith gave $200.00.
Well done lads, just stay in one piece!
1 week ago
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William Lee gave $100.00.
Very worthy cause by a couple of worthy lads! Good luck guys!
4 days ago
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Wilma van den Broek gave $100.00.
Get out there and get dirty you two! A bit envious I can't join you......travel safe!!
4 days ago
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Emma Negri gave $20.00.
3 days ago
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Ruppen Margarian gave $100.00.
Well done Trent!
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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.