Goal $8,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Winter 2024
$6,631
Raised
83%
Our Story …

Joel and Max are pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Winter 2024! We will be driving our shitbox (car worth less than $1500) from Melbourne to Alice Springs taking the road less travelled through some of the best corrugated dirt roads and bulldust Australia has to offer.


In past years we had talked about Shitbox Rally being an epic adventure and a challenge that we would like to do 'one day...'.However, recent unfortunate events have seen us sign up with a passion to raise money for Cancer Council.


Max lost one of his best friends Chelsea to bowel cancer. She was diagnosed at a terminal stage of illness at just 32 years of age, Chelsea was just entering the prime of her life with the world at her feet.

Chelsea loved a road trip as much as the destination so we're taking her on our journey through the desert.


Joel was diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) in 2022. He has learnt first hand how valuable cancer research and access to clinical trials are. Fifteen years ago CLL was treated with monotherapy chemo' with limited success and harsh side effects, the new combinations of immunotherapy on offer these days continue to improve quality of life during treatment and increase effectiveness. After 12 months of venetoclax & obinutuzumab treatment only available to him through a clinical trial Joel was given the great news that he is in remission. The treatment drugs he was on have now been approved as the first-line standard of care for similar cases.


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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Joel Crothers-stomps gave $1.00.
4 months ago
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Shane McColl gave $50.00.
Good luck legends.
3 months ago
Thank-you kind sir. First donation was you!
4 months ago
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Owen Beebe gave $200.00.
Great cause, great team name, great blokes.
3 months ago
Thanks BBs. Great donation from some great people for a great cause.
3 months ago
Thanks BBs. Great donation from some great people for a great cause.
4 months ago
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Paul Stevens gave $100.00.
Give em hell you two blokes. Cant wait to hear the stories
4 months ago
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Avalon Rodrigues gave $100.00.
Thank you guys ❤️
4 months ago
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Louisa & Mark Smith gave $100.00.
Sending love
3 months ago
Thanks Mark and Lou.
3 months ago
Thanks Mark and Lou.
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Emily Gaito gave $50.00.
💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
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Derryn Riddle gave $50.00.
Good luck you mad bastards!!
3 months ago
Thanks for your donation Riddler- Appreciate it.
4 months ago
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Mick Kennedy gave $200.00.
Onya fellas. Hope you make the 5K and the shitbox makes it to the Alice.
4 months ago
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Amie John gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thanks Amy (I did that on purpose). I hope you are enjoying the new gig.
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Erin Moody gave $100.00.
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Cathy Robertson gave $20.00.
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Saskia Stomps gave $200.00.
3 months ago
Thanks for the donation.
3 months ago
Thanks for the donation.
4 months ago
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Monique and David Bartlett gave $100.00.
Such a close cause to us all. Cannot wait to hear of the stories from this trip!!
4 months ago
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Lenore Hansen gave $100.00.
Good luck on the Rally guys!
4 months ago
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Nikeisha James gave $100.00.
I’m sorry to hear you’ve been going through this Danger. Wishing you well in your treatment and hope the rally is an unforgettable experience for you and Maxi xx
3 months ago
Thanks Nikeisha. All is going well.
4 months ago
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Liam Field gave $20.00.
Onya fellas!
4 months ago
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Susannah Gillam gave $50.00.
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Isobek Hawkins gave $100.00.
Ride on Stackhats!!
3 months ago
Thanks Isobek (Isobel). I hope you had a blast walking like an Egyptian. Also I'm sure you are enjoying NOT TEACHING! we will have to catch up soon.
3 months ago
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Chris & Di Ridsdale gave $50.00.
Good luck, Joel
3 months ago
Thanks Ridsdale's, I really appreciate the support.
3 months ago
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Travis White gave $50.00.
All the best Joel
3 months ago
Thanks Trav, I appreciate the support.
3 months ago
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Triesha Hueneke gave $100.00.
Sounds like adventure for a good cause! Have fun!
3 months ago
Thanks Triesha and Wally. I'll keep everyone updated on how it's going.
3 months ago
Thanks Triesha and Wally. I'll keep everyone updated on how it's going.
3 months ago
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Alison and Matt Ryan gave $50.00.
What an adventure!
3 months ago
Thanks Ali and Matt, I really appreciate the support.
3 months ago
Thanks Ali and Matt, I really appreciate the support.
3 months ago
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Robyn Lyons gave $100.00.
Great work. Good luck with the adventure and those corrugated roads!
3 months ago
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Ashley Fruk gave $50.00.
Hope ya make it, gunna be an epic trip!
3 months ago
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Dean Cockerell gave $50.00.
Get em, Maxi!
3 months ago
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The Face Collective . gave $1,000.00.
Can't wait to see this adventure unfold!
3 months ago
Thanks Ayesha and all of The Face Collective crew. We appreciate the support. After all the time in the harsh Australian Desert you might have to get my head back to being this beautiful again.
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<p>Firstly, a huge thank you to all those who have donated. We have surpassed our first milestone of $2500 by February. We have some sponsors (cheers Seasoned Plate https://seasonedplate.ca/ and The Face Collective https://thefacecollective.com.au/), but are always looking for more.</p><p></p><p>We have found our chariot, our bomb-a-bishi, our shitbox, a Mitsubishi 380. It's got a whirring noise while driving, possibly a wheel bearing issue- hopefully a hidden turbo spooling up; some door locking issues; lots of dents and a couple of flat tires. Currently the rear bumper is removed so that the rusty towbar could be removed, which exposed the rusty rear crash bar. I for one am fully confident that it will last the 4500kms! As long as we can get it roadworthy.</p><p></p><p>I have a sick paint job in mind and Max is going to live out his childhood fantasies- no not giving Dane Swan an oily rub down, but fitting a huge wing spoiler, bonnet scoop and vents. </p><p></p><p>I'll continue to update as we progress. </p><p></p><p>Peace-Out, Stackhats</p>
3 months ago
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Graeme Crothers gave $200.00.
Not sure about spending 4500km in a car with a Collingwood supporter when they're premiers but its your call Joel, good luck.
3 months ago
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Brewster Hipik gave $30.00.
Wishing you and willing you both to the finish. All the best Brewster.
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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Grant and Kylie Corn gave $100.00.
Great job guys!
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Good on you guys, I can’t believe I’m not going to be in Alice to meet you 🥲 But you’ll have a great time there, it’s a worthy destination 😁 Han
2 months ago
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Owen Beebe gave $100.00.
Best of luck Joel & Max, it’s a great cause. From Ray and Barb Beebe
2 months ago
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Vince Gordon gave $100.00.
Onya Max, tear this rally a new shitbox.
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
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Joseph Ceraso gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Sara Mitchell gave $100.00.
In memory of our silver girl 🤍
1 month ago
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Ro Ro gave $50.00.
Best of luck! ❤️ you boyz
1 month ago
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Natasha Fedke gave $50.00.
Legends! ✨
1 month ago
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Antonino Faga gave $500.00.
Awesome cause.All the best boys. Maxi, keep your hands of Joel while driving.
1 month ago
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Trudy & Darren Allen gave $100.00.
Such a worthy cause! Enjoy and stay safe!
1 month ago
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James Costa gave $50.00.
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Angelica Matthews gave $50.00.
❤️ Mark & Angelica
1 month ago
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Lydia Crothers-Stomps gave $100.00.
3 weeks ago
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Tressider Insurance Brokers gave $390.00.
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Hayden and Maree Middlin gave $50.00.
Great news Joel. Keep healthy and enjoy the ride
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Amazing!
6 days ago
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Linda Rollo gave $100.00.
Best of luck Joel & Max - enjoy the adventure for a great cause Stewart & Linda
5 days ago
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Mit & Emily Kalayaboon gave $100.00.
Such a good cause! Can't wait for the updates and safe travels...we need you back in one piece on the volleyball court!
5 days ago
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Ryan Baldwin gave $20.00.
Great cause Joel!!! I'm Sure you will have a blast!!! glad your in remission!!!
4 days ago
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Kate Phillips gave $50.00.
Go for it Joel and Max! Have the best time and raise lots of money for Cancer Research!
4 days ago
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Alison Wishart gave $100.00.
Go you hoon doggers!!! Safety first...stackhats, hehehe :) All the best with it all! :D
4 days ago
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Kim McHardy gave $50.00.
2 days ago
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Ash & Steve Irish gave $200.00.
Get after it ya beauties!!! Great people for a great cause. Make it to that finish line, miss ya!
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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.