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You can help make good things happen – please support us2 min read

Mike Soden June 5, 2019

The Shitbox Rally is not a race, rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable… To drive cars worth less than $1,000 across Australia via some of its most formidable roads, all in the name of charity.

Many of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Whether it be parents, close family friends, people we know or ourselves that have battled or are battling cancer, this awful disease has touched us all.

Each team that takes part must raise a minimum of $5,000 to participate in the rally. We are currently seeking corporate sponsors and individual donations to help reach our target.

The rally this year for us will be almost 7,000 kilometres in total – travelling from Sydney to Melbourne, Melbourne to Birdsville, Birdsville to Townsville, and back to Sydney again – utilising mainly outback dirt roads. 

The good news is we’ll be doing this in a highly-unsuitable vehicle (which could be considered as part of the fun). Our weapon of choice is an almost 20-year-old Renault Scenic (kindly donated by Luke from Switch Media, thanks to Luke!). The fact that the car was bound for the wreckers and was never really meant for offroad/ outback driving won’t stop us, and it has also given us a great team name – ‘Scenic the Hedgehog’. 

 
There’s a fair chance that it’ll be the first Renault Scenic ever to visit some of these roads in outback Australia, …and potentially the last.
 
 
Please get behind us and donate or sponsor us today and help raise much-needed funds for cancer research.
 
 
Corporate Sponsors

If your company can support us, you’ll benefit from some great promotion.

As a corporate sponsor, we can print your logo or branding and stick it on our car – you’ll get great exposure as the event is covered across TV, radio, newspapers, in online news channels and heavily on social media. 
 
You can also use your sponsorship to promote your business yourselves (I’d be happy to take some snaps and send them to you as we have phone coverage to use in your PR and marketing activities). 
 
If your company would like to get involved, please contact us to get started. 
 

Individual and Corporate Donations
 
For the rest of us, please donate any amount you feel comfortable with and support this great cause :)
 
 
Donations are tax-deductible!
(And to everyone who has already made a donation, thank you for being wonderful and supporting!)
 

 
Watch a quick video here from last years’ rally: https://vimeo.com/298694925