Goal $4,000

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Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2022
$4,200
Raised
105%
Our Story …

We are really happy to announce that we're taking part in Mystery Box Rally in 2022!!

Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community lead fundraising events for the Cancer Council in Australia having raised over $5.5 million in the last 10 years. This rally will have us driving a car that is 25 years or older along outback roads. We will do approximately 2,500kms in 5 days.

We set off from Port Lincoln & return to Port Lincoln 5 days later, each day in between is a mystery, we have no idea where we will be headed until just before departure the next morning. In order for us to participate we need to raise $4,000 and every dollar raised goes to the Cancer Council. We would very much appreciate it if you could donate to the cause & help us on our journey!




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Teams will drive their own 25+ year old cars along a mystery route in this unique 5 day challenge, all in the name of cancer research. The route is a loop starting and finishing at the same location, but all the other details are kept under wraps, only given to the teams each morning.

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: $990,381
target: $1,250,000
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3 months ago
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<p>Hi Everyone!</p><p></p><p>Thank you for sponsoring us on this highly ridiculous yet very worthy race.</p><p></p><p>We're doing this for fun, but also in the name of all those wonderful people we've loved and known who've been touched in some way by cancer. </p><p></p><p>There isn't much (legal things) we won't do (or get our kids to do!) to raise money for this great cause. Please do donate now, but also keep us in mind if you need to buy any of our experience:</p><p></p><p>Carol - 20+ years in hospitality so can cook/cater for, and waitress your events at your place, at a park or even on the beach (we have 6 waiters/waitresses on hand), 25+ years as science and maths lecturer and known to tutor and throw chaotic yet highly fun and educational science themed kid parties with or without slime and explosions, experienced in looking after ridiculous numbers of kids at the drop of a hat including organising activities, camping trips, can cook pretty good Italian and french food <em>en mass</em>, had a small stint once as a singing telegram so happy to embarrass your loved ones on their birthday either in person or on the phone for a fee.. </p><p></p><p>Claudio - can fix and build pretty much anything that is timber, metal, electrical, has wheels, makes funny noises and smokes, including (but not limited to) building patios, decks, plastering, rendering, tiling, painting, taming wild gardens, fixing electrical things, fixing car related things, fixing broken phones, computers, tablets and general IT solutions (was a certified Mac Technician), is the best pizza maker in Cairns, whiz at building and installing flat packs, kitchens, plumbing, drainage, etc., can also arrange fishing trips in the boat or take kids out on the biscuit or wake board for a special event..</p><p></p><p>Thank you very much for your support :)</p><p></p><p></p><p></p>
3 months ago
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<p>Need something fixed or built? Call Claudio! He's able to build and fix anything from phones to Plaster with everything in between. You'll get the Mates Mystery Car Rates too :)</p>
3 months ago
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<p>Let us clean up your yard for charity :)</p>
3 months ago
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<p>Hire a science educator for your next kids party! Because you can't have enough slime or rockets :)</p><p></p>
3 months ago
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<p>Claudio can weld, fix and build anything!</p>
3 months ago
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Maddie Bornschlegl gave $50.00.
Awesome idea!! Hope you get to do the rally!!
3 months ago
Thank you so much Maddie! You are first off the block, thank you so much! xxx
3 months ago
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Christiaq Heath gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Wow Christia thank you that is so generous! What a start you are! You have earned yourself a few freebee dinners and maintenance jobs for that! (A lifetime's worth actually xxx)
3 months ago
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Geoff Shannon gave $50.00.
Claudio, you are an inspiration 👍.
3 months ago
Geoff, Geoff, Geoff, thank you so much for your kind words and your generosity. See you soon mate.
3 months ago
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Joyce Conway gave $150.00.
Good luck both of you and what a great experience. We will be thinking of you and look forward to hearing about your adventure and achievements. Joyce & Peter.
3 months ago
Oh mum thank you so much for this generous donation! It's much appreciated. We are going to be holding all kinds of science shows and claudios going to be doing work on peoples places but apparently we are supposed to have raised 1K by the end of the month so we are a little behind. Thank you! It should be fun anyway and hopefully Hazel can find us a car :) xxx
3 months ago
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Kristi Giselsson gave $200.00.
What a lovely, ethical, adventure! Hope you have a marvellous time ! Much love, Kristi and Dan xxxx
3 months ago
Kristi your generosity is mind blowing! I don't know what to say, except what an amazingly special person you are. Thank you so very much! ❤️❤️❤️🥰
3 months ago
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Bob n Phyllis Heath gave $200.00.
Well done guys what a great cause and what great people!
3 months ago
Queridos Bob y Phyllis: ¡Ustedes son personas increíbles, maravillosas y generosas! Estamos para siempre en deuda contigo. Intentaremos traerte un atún de Port Lincoln en la maleta. Mucho, mucho amor xx
3 months ago
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Keith OBrien gave $50.00.
Have fun guys
3 months ago
Dear Keith, you keep surprise me, thank you so much.
3 months ago
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Scott and Sarah McDonnellDale gave $100.00.
Good luck! You two will be wheely good at this! You’ll smash it!
3 months ago
Thank you so much you two rockstars! Hopefully we will have a chance and come and see you before we set off to the land of tuna in our rustbucket. Thank you so much for supporting us in this silly adventure! xx
3 months ago
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Jan Gerhardt gave $300.00.
What a great thing to do, well done
3 months ago
Oh my god Jan, thank you so so much, I have to call you to thank you personally.
3 months ago
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Carolyn Wright gave $20.00.
Wonderful concept
3 months ago
Thank you so much Carolyn! Hopefully it will be fun, just need to find a crappy car now! Hope to see you soon :)
3 months ago
Thank you, thank you, thank you Carolyn, see you soon.
3 months ago
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<p>Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! </p><p></p><p>We spent the weekend attacking FNQ gardens in the name of Cancer Research - hard work, but a bit of fun was had too cuddling everyone's pets and finding stick-insect nests, caterpillars and playing catch with 4 gazzilion coconuts. Everyone slept well last night!</p><p></p><p></p>
3 months ago
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Yvonne Mangan gave $200.00.
What a great thing to do. You will have a blast!
3 months ago
Dear Yvonne, your generosity, help and kindness keep coming out, I'm so bless to know you. Thank you from my heart.
3 months ago
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Kimberley Anderson gave $25.00.
Have fun and go hard! Kimberley (JCU).
3 months ago
Kim thank you thank you thank you! That's so kind, I really appreciate it!
3 months ago
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Marica Bronkhorst gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Dear Marica, a would like to dedicate a special thank you for all your help during all this year. You are an amazing person. Thank you
3 months ago
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Jeanne Young Kirby gave $50.00.
Awesome cause, enjoy the journey. Xoxo Jeanne Jas Conor and Aidan
3 months ago
Thank you so much you guys!!! Also we are chasing a crappy 25+ year old 2wd car (opreferabbly free or close to) that we can decorate and potentially give back (if it makes it to and around port lincoln and back). Please, if you discover someone with a car destined for a wreckers that can have rego extended please snazzle it for us! Much love to all the family xxx
3 months ago
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Bronwen Forster gave $600.00.
Thank you for giving up your weekend.
3 months ago
Dear Bronwen, was a real pleasure to meet you, please if you need our help anytime with anything, we are here for you. Thanks.
3 months ago
Bronwen seriously thank you so much thats so generous! The kids actually enjoyed the experience although everyone was mentioning sore arms the next day, and they loved the damper you made! Thank you so much we really appreciate you kindness :) xxx
3 months ago
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Tasmin Rymer gave $50.00.
Good luck!
3 months ago
Tasmin thank you so very much for your kind donation! We really appreciate it xx
2 months ago
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Prasanthi Mathai gave $150.00.
Good luck both of you, you both are awesome 🥰
2 months ago
Thank you so very very much for your kind donation! It is much appreciated xx
2 months ago
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Leanne McQuilty gave $200.00.
Hi Claudio, Carol and support crew (aka kids!). Great work looping our trees and cleaning up the yard. We appreciate all your hard work, and we're happy to have the kids over to enjoy our garden critters😉. Good luck on your drive, enjoy every bit of it and bring back lots of memories to share xx Leanne, Joanne and Millie McQuilty, Manoora
2 months ago
Leanne Thank you so very very much! Our kids had a great time at your place, they loved meeting Ruby and are very proud of their plants. We all learned a lot about insects too! Thanks again for your kindness and generosity :)
2 months ago
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Komla Tsey gave $100.00.
Good on you Carol
2 months ago
Thank you so very much! We really appreciate your donation, its so kind! Thanks again :)
2 months ago
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Rebecca Wright gave $100.00.
Beep beep 🚗 You are doing something amazing and we all support you 🤗 hug Rebecca and Michael
2 months ago
Thank you thank you thank you Rebecca for always supporting us and the kids! The kids were so proud to serve you and were talking about the night a lot. If we do it again, you can put the desert request in next time :) xxx
2 months ago
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Anitra Murphy gave $100.00.
It's a great thing you're doing. It was a wonderful night and the kids did a fantastic job
2 months ago
Thank you so so much for the generous donation! The kids were so proud to serve you and were talking about it so much! I'm glad we didn't poison you, and sorry about the lack of air con :P. Much love and thanks xx
2 months ago
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Deanna- Guilfoyle gave $20.00.
2 months ago
Dear Deanna, Thank you so very, very much for your kind donation! We really appreciate it. Many thanks Claudio and Carol
2 months ago
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Suzanne McIntyre gave $500.00.
Thank you for all the hard and sweaty work getting my garden back into shape. It means a lot to me and has taken the pressure off at a difficult time.
2 months ago
Wow Suzanne thank you so very very much for the very kind and generous donation! We really appreciate it. Thank you thank you! I hope you and John are both ok. Thanks again xx
2 months ago
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Maria McGowan gave $200.00.
Good Luck Claudio
2 months ago
Maria Sweet Maria, thank you so so much that means a lot to us.
1 month ago
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Ngoc Hien Le gave $10.00.
1 month ago
Thank you so much for your kind donation! We really appreciate it, thank you!!
1 month ago
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Prasanthi Mathai gave $50.00.
1 month ago
Thank you so so very much for your kind donation, that is so generous of you! We appreciate the support :)
1 month ago
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Elaine Charlton gave $300.00.
1 month ago
Thank you so so very much for your kind donation Elaine, that is so generous of you! We are now nearly at our goal thanks to you! Thanks again we really appreciate the support :)
3 weeks ago
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Suzanne McIntyre gave $25.00.
Congratulations! Well done team XX
3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your generosity Suzanne! And thank you for getting us to the $4000 line!
1 week ago
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Kate, Lucas and Lizzie Williamson gave $50.00.
Good Luck and have fun xx
4 days ago
Hello lovely Kate and co thank you so so much for the awesomely kind donation! I hope you are all well, miss you and can't wait to meet the little ones in person xxxx
4 days ago
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Sandra Rostirolla gave $100.00.
Dear Claudio and Carol enjoy this adventure and thank you so much for jobs.
3 days ago
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Jennifer Francis gave $50.00.
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

Mystery Box 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 Mystery Box Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.

In the past 12 years, over 29 million dollars 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.