Goal $4,000

The Lost Ones

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2022
$4,290
Raised
107%
Our Story …


Mike and Dave are taking part in Mystery Box Rally in 2022!!


We fund the car, its preparation, our accommodation and all other costs associated with our entry in the rally. We are asking you to help us raise funds to enable further Cancer Research.


Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community led fundraising events for the Cancer Council in Australia having raised over $5.5 million in the last 10 years.


Our entry is dedicated to Pennie Zwar and Mark Dunkerton, two wonderful people who were lost in their thirties and forties. We hope ongoing research will help our friends who are presently facing this threat, and those close to them that feel so helpless.


We will be driving a 26 year old Toyota Corolla (ridiculously unsuitable for the Australian Bush, but it is supposed to be a challenge!) along remote outback roads. We will (hopefully!) 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.


Every dollar raised goes to the Cancer Council. We would very much appreciate it if you could donate to this great 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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2 months ago
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Michael Bromfield gave $100.00.
Dave! What have you got me into?
2 months ago
Thanks Mike, much appreciated.
2 months ago
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Jill Dunkerton gave $200.00.
2 months ago
Thanks Jill, supportive as always.
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
2 months ago
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Lynne Cossar gave $100.00.
We'e backing The Lost Ones!!! Good luck!!
2 months ago
Many thanks Lynne, it is much appreciated. We will do our best!
2 months ago
Many thanks Lynne, it is much appreciated. (particularly from the inspiration and founder member of the DPC.......)
2 months ago
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Jillian Foster gave $100.00.
Good luck old friends.
2 months ago
Fantastic Jill! Big hug and many thanks. The tracks at Ivanhoe were good training!
2 months ago
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Malcolm MacLennan gave $100.00.
Find yourselves
2 months ago
Thanks Mal, Much appreciated :-)
2 months ago
Mal, that is very kind of you. I know I will find myself in Mike's company....
2 months ago
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Claire Ellingford gave $50.00.
Good luck, Mike and Dave (The Lost Ones) - #MysteryBoxRally
2 months ago
Thanks for your donation Claire. :-)
2 months ago
Clare, thank you very much!
2 months ago
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Michael Neville gave $100.00.
Ivanhoe goat hunters
2 months ago
Michael that is fantastic. Many thanks. Lets hope the food is as good, it is not as dusty as the yards or indeed as muddy as the road the year before!
2 months ago
And thanks from the "non-Ivanhoe goat hunter" too! Mike B
2 months ago
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hilary enevoldson gave $50.00.
Good luck xxxxx
2 months ago
Thank you very much Nigel and Hilary. Without doubt he most geographically distant donation so far! Fantastic, even though I believe Nigel felt we should only get paid if we really got lost.....
2 months ago
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Sophie Dunkerton gave $200.00.
Go Dave!! From Lloyd and Soph
2 months ago
Thanks Sophie & Lloyd - Mike
2 months ago
Sophie and Lloyd, thank you very much! That is very kind of you. You guys would probably look at running the distance we are driving!
2 months ago
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Suzanne Parkhurst gave $100.00.
Ohhh good on you guy’s. Good luck and take care. Lots of love Suzie ❣️
2 months ago
Suzie, thank you so much. Our little car is not in the same league as some of the cars you drive, and have driven over the years but we will do our best to keep up the standards. We may get a bit muddy.......
2 months ago
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Helen Barnacle gave $200.00.
We'll be thinking about you .....if we can't be right there with you! Helen and Roger
2 months ago
Helen and Roger, many thanks for supporting the cause! The pharmaceutical industry has certainly helped with its own research and Roger, as a team Mike and I will endeavour to get through as many hoops as we are presented.
2 months ago
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Monte Luke Studios gave $890.00.
2 months ago
Keith, Many thanks for Monte Luke's generous sponsorship. Hopefully little Rita the "mighty corolla" will be up to the challenge
2 months ago
Keith, that is a fantastic contribution from Monte Luke Studios! Now we need you to work on a photo of our car (and us.....) so that it looks restored and youthful again. Many, many thanks, David
2 weeks ago
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Ieuan Lloyd gave $50.00.
All the best you two.Don’t get too muddy! Pob lwc from Wales.Ieuan and Menna
2 weeks ago
Ieuan and Menna, thank you so much for supporting the cause. Diolch yn fawr David x
2 weeks ago
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Jon and Akiko Coppin gave $200.00.
Good luck, have a great time
2 weeks ago
Jon and Akkiko (and the Princess who visited and left her bowl behind....) many thanks for your support!
2 weeks ago
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Stephanie Dennett gave $100.00.
Wishing you both lots of luck. xx
2 weeks ago
Thanks Steph! :-)
2 weeks ago
Steph, many thanks for this! Much appreciated.
1 week ago
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Valerie Ekanayake gave $50.00.
Keep up the great work! Best wishes to you David.
1 week ago
Val, thank you so much for donating to the cause. It may not be as dangerous/adventurous as diving wrecks in Sri Lanka but it will certainly be challenging!
1 week ago
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Doug Bromfield gave $150.00.
Go get em boys! Good luck out on the track and great job raising money for such a brilliant cause
1 week ago
Thanks for your generous donation Doug!
1 week ago
Doug, that is incredibly generous of you! We will try and do you proud but it may be quite a task in the mighty Corolla........ David
1 week ago
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Mike Dixon gave $50.00.
What a fabulous event (I'm jealous!) in aid of a great cause - Well done you both.
1 week ago
Mike, great to catch up the other day and thank you for your kind donation to the cause. What we need is a 4wd Suzuki but they are not allowed........
5 days ago
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Peter Hoggard gave $500.00.
Hey Mike, great cause and slightly envious of this adventure. Hope the car holds up. In Kathmandu old corolla cars with rusted out floor well are the standard taxi and go forever
5 days ago
Pete, Thank you for your very generous donation. Its great to hear that The Corolla has the necessary pedigree! Mike
5 days ago
Peter, thank you for your generous contribution to our endeavour. We may need a little Nepalese ingenuity to keep the Corolla going!
5 days ago
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Vickie Wheelahan gave $100.00.
What a great way to raise funds for vital research, good luck and safe travels.
5 days ago
Hi Vickie & Gav, Thank you for your generous donation! I hope our little car makes the distance. Stay tuned to Facebook for photos! Mike
5 days ago
Thanks Vickie & Gav, Hopefully our little car will make the distance. From around 22 June, keep your eye out on Facebook for amusing photos!
5 days ago
Vickie, Thanks very much for joining the cause and donating to it! Much appreciated.
5 days ago
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Catherine Dart gave $50.00.
Stay safe and have fun. Cancer has been too prevalent in our family so I support this cause
5 days ago
Cath, that is great. Many thanks for the backing!
5 days ago
Thank you Cath! Mike x
4 days ago
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Scott Tilden gave $100.00.
Well done Mike. Corollas are indestructible. you could pour coca-cola in the tank and they'd still run. Good on you both for doing it
4 days ago
Thanks Scotty! - Mike
4 days ago
Scott, many thanks for your support and donation. We will make sure to carry spare Coca Cola!
4 days ago
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Di Robinson gave $200.00.
Good luck !
4 days ago
Di, that is great! Thank you so much for the donation and good wishes. I suspect we may need the luck.......
4 days ago
Thanks Di, A bit of luck and frantic last minute preparations! Mike x
4 days ago
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Anne Hickey gave $50.00.
Good Luck from John and Anne
4 days ago
John and Anne, that is very kind of you. I will have happy memories of walking by Norfolk mud flats as we drive through the roads in South Australia......
3 days ago
Thanks J&A - Mike
3 days ago
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Michael Grunwald gave $200.00.
Expecting a good ol' fashioned slide night then on your (anticipated) return! M&R
3 days ago
Michael and Rya, fantastic! Thank you both very much. Muddy photos of us and Rita the Corolla to follow I hope.....
17 hours ago
Ha! Hopefully we do return! Thanks Michael & Rya for your generous donation - Mike x
2 days ago
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Ken Pryde gave $100.00.
a great cause - and have fun ! (any space on the roofracks for a spotter !?)
2 days ago
Ken, great to have you onboard. Not as high as the cubby house platform! Many thanks for your kind donation.
17 hours ago
Thanks for your generous donation Ken. Would you be standing or lying on the roof rack? Mike :-)
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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.