We are really happy to announce that we're taking part in Mystery Box Rally in 2020!!
Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community lead fundraising events for the Cancer Council in Australia having raised over $4.5 million in the last 8 years.
Part of the requirements for our participation is to raise a minimum of $3,500 but we hope to raise well above this amount. These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. They do some awesome work supporting people with cancer, and funding important research.
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.
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."
We have a car!!!!
Went for a walk to get a coffee up the road with the kids. On the way back, under a shady tree on the side of the road, there she stood:
A classic stunning beauty example of 1994 Ford Festiva.
It had a poster stuck to thte inside of the window "$500 ono"
One quick test drive with my brother and it was ours for the respectful price of $350.
Also, when we picked it up the lovelky previous owners had just got back from walking there goose. Yes a goose that goes for walks. Plus they had a massive parrot!
Man that coffee must have been strong!
A couple of people have politely asked, so I just want to stress that all costs to do this are paid for by me and Bernadette personally. We buy the car and ensure it is legal and safe. We pay fees to cover the cost of managing the race. We pay for all food, accommodation, petrol etc.
All your donations, 100%, go direct to Cancer Council to fund the projects they have listed. :-)
So its a win win win for all concerned. We get to have a lot of fun, and all our kind generosity gets to help a lot of people through some very tough times :-)
One of our support team members:
By popular request we have a photo of the parrot!!! (It's the one on the left - tee hee)
(Apologies we dont have any of the goose, however, as it gets walked regularly, we may just be able to post one soon!!! :-) )
We're pretty keen to make our trip carbon neutral, so are currently investigating some options such as:
Carbonfund.org at https://carbonfund.org/
Sustainable Travel International at https://sustainabletravel.org/
Green Mountain Energy at https://www.greenmountainenergy.com/
Native Energy at https://nativeenergy.com/
Will update once we know more.
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.
Over $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.