Goal $3,500

Second coming

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2019
$4,605
Raised
132%
Our Story …

This is Gus’s second attempt at finishing the drive in Mystery Box Rally, this time with his son, Neil:

We’re teaming up to join the Rally in 2019 to raise more funds to support the awesome work the Cancer Council does helping people with cancer, and enabling important research.

Sadly we’ve seen more than our share of cancer hitting our circles, with Gus’s mum, sister and nephew all having beaten cancer. His brother, Steve was taken in 2017, and his brother in law, Sebastian and mother in law, Louise lost their cancer battles some years before. Of course these are Neil’s family too, his grandmothers, uncles, aunt and cousin. There are also several friends who are or have been affected by this insidious disease. Steve’s passing still feels fresh, and his public crusade to raise awareness of liver cancer and encourage people at risk to have checks has had an impact on many.

This year’s rally is over five days driving in a loop from Byron Bay to Byron Bay, and we won’t know where we’ll be going in between, we’ll be covering about 2500 kilometres with all the other details kept under wraps, and only given to the teams each morning. We do expect dirt roads, dust and the unknown, driving along a mystery route in this 5 day challenge, all in the name of cancer research.

We also have to have our own 25+ year old car to participate, and we’ll probably take a little 1991 Toyota Seca, sister to last year’s entrant, this time without air conditioning (!!!).

It’s an extremely worthy cause, and it should be lots of fun for our father and son team. To join the rally, we, like all teams, need to raise at least $3500 for the Cancer Council, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. You’ll be able to follow our progress via this page, and maybe even our Facebook pages.

In memory of Steve Doszpot, Sebastian Hollai, and Louise Boros

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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."

raised: $1,032,837
target: $1,000,000
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7 months ago
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Mary Doszpot gave $100.00.
The second coming, love it. Hopefully there may be a few miracles along the way this time. Enjoy yourselves & God speed 😂. It’s such a great cause & I’m very proud of you guys.
7 months ago
Thanks for your supporting for the second time round, Mary, and thanks too for kick-starting our fund raising. It's all very much appreciated!!! We'll keep you posted on the miracles :)
4 months ago
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Maria Charalambous gave $100.00.
All the best guys!!
4 months ago
Thank you Maria and Louie for your generous support - it's very much appreciated!
4 months ago
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Ian McIntyre gave $500.00.
May the car gods be kinder to you this time. God speed!
4 months ago
Thank you, thank you, thank you - this is extremely generous of you, Ian and Heather, (especially considering your support last year too). It's very much appreciated!! Any yes, we hope the car gods smile on us this time around!!
4 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
4 months ago
We know who you are :) and thank you for your kind donation!!
4 months ago
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Sue Doszpot gave $50.00.
Good luck Gus and Neil! This is such a worthy cause! We need to beat this insidious disease!
4 months ago
Thanks so much for your donation, Sue. It's very much appreciated, and yes we do hope that research will help find a way to beat cancer.
3 months ago
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Patricia Mackay gave $50.00.
Good on you Gus and Neil. Cheers Trish and Phil
3 months ago
Thanks so much Trish and Phil!!! Your support is very much appreciated!!
3 months ago
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Kieren Hannan gave $100.00.
Good luck it is very worthy cause.
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your generous support, Kieren. It's very genuinely appreciated!!
3 months ago
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Neil Doszpot gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thanks and good on you for kindly supporting your own team, Neil :)
3 months ago
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Lisa Doszpot gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Big brother and father are grateful for your support, Lisa - thank you!!
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
3 months ago
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James Small gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your support, Jimmy!! We really appreciate it!
3 months ago
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Matthew Van leeuwen gave $10.00.
What a babe
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your support, Shags (aka Matt)!! It's very much appreciated!!
3 months ago
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Julian Clarkstone gave $50.00.
Well done Neil and Gus! A great cause :)
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your kind donation, Julian!! We really appreciate your support!
3 months ago
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Linda Galofaro gave $30.00.
Good luck Neil & Dad. Have a great time on the road 🙂
3 months ago
Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it!!
3 months ago
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Penny Martin gave $50.00.
The 323 is an excellent back up, no need for additions. Good luck and let me know!
3 months ago
Thanks a lot for the donation, Penny! Shame you guys got rid of the old Volvo.
3 months ago
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Sarah Lidgard gave $100.00.
Good luck Gus and Neil! From The Lidgards x
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your support, Sarah!! We really appreciate it.
3 months ago
PS, thanks to the Lidgards: Sarah, Dave, Ava and Ben!!
3 months ago
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Andrew Martin gave $50.00.
Thanks for the schnitzel
3 months ago
Gus was wondering what happened to the schnitzel ;) Thanks so much for your donation, we appreciate your support.
3 months ago
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Neal Martin gave $50.00.
Good luck, it sounds good.
3 months ago
Thanks so much for the well wishes and the donation, Neal, we really appreciate it!!
3 months ago
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Jarod fowler gave $50.00.
Thanks for the donation... let’s beat cancer together
3 months ago
Thanks for your support, Jarod, much appreciated!! And yes, let's help beat cancer together!!!
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
As I said, I'm watching you :)
3 months ago
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Margaret Chapman gave $5.00.
3 months ago
Thanks for your donation, Margaret, it's much appreciated.
3 months ago
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Janet Stokees gave $25.00.
3 months ago
Thanks so much Janet, for your kind support, we really appreciate it!!
3 months ago
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Margaret Merritt gave $30.00.
3 months ago
Thanks for you support, Margaret, it's much appreciated!!
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $250.00.
Very pleased you made it back Gus, even though the car didn't. Hoping the vehicle lasts the distance this time, with you 'In Spirit'. best of luck, Karl & Lorraine (p.s., - I mean really, - your English, - my Card doesn't have a name)
3 months ago
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Charlie and Mary Buhagiar gave $5.00.
3 months ago
Thanks for your support Mary and Charlie, very neighbourly of you :)
3 months ago
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Wes Dayton gave $50.00.
Absolutely certain that this will be "your year"! Best of luck and fun from Wes & Prue
3 months ago
Hopefully it will be our year, Wes & Prue, and it definitely will be fun. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it!!
3 months ago
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Andrew Losurdo gave $100.00.
Good Luck and all the best Gus & Neil.... Hope this year you guys manage to make it to the finish line ....
3 months ago
Thanks for your support and well wishes, Andrew - we're really grateful. And yes, we very much hope we do make it to the finish line this year too (it was awkward having to hire a car to get home from Mildura last year).
3 months ago
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Deidre Stevens gave $30.00.
Best wishes for a successful rally.
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your continuing support and well wishes, Diedre. Hopefully we will finish this year!!
3 months ago
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Steven Gergely Hollai gave $100.00.
Well done!! We are very proud of you both! Love Stevie, Kara, Vienna and Amalia x
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your ongoing support Stevie, Kara, Vienna and Amalia, we really appreciate it!
3 months ago
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Mary KL Delbridge gave $100.00.
good luck Gus and Neil
3 months ago
Thanks so much for your continued support and your well wishes, Kim - they're very much appreciated!!
3 months ago
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Richard Farmer gave $100.00.
Best of luck for this year, Gus.Richard & Cathy.
3 months ago
Many thanks to you, Richard and Cathy, for supporting us again again this year with your donation and well wishes. We are very grateful.
2 months ago
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Debra Hartland gave $90.00.
Good Luck
2 months ago
Thanks to you, Deb and to the students of St Pauls for supporting our fundraising for the Cancer Council. Your help is genuinely appreciated.
2 months ago
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Steve Deegan gave $50.00.
Good Luck Guys
2 months ago
We're grateful for your well wishes and your continuing support, Steve - thank you!!
2 months ago
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Adam Doszpot gave $300.00.
Go Gusti and JC!! Let's hope the second coming of the Corolla makes it all the way this time:)
2 months ago
Peace be with you!! Thanks for your continuing support and, yes with a little divine intervention, this second corolla will come through this second time :)
2 months ago
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Anna Hollai gave $100.00.
Good luck Gus and Neil!!
2 months ago
Thanks so much for your support again this year, Anna, we really appreciate it, especially since you've battled cancer yourself!! We're so glad that you beat it!!
2 months ago
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Maureen Doszpot gave $100.00.
2 months ago
We're really grateful for your support again this year, Maureen. Thanks so much!!!
2 months ago
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Maureen O'Brien gave $100.00.
Good luck Gus and friends! Best wishes from Maureen O'Brien
2 months ago
Thanks for your continuing support and well wishes, Maureen. They're very much appreciated!
2 months ago
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Louie Charalambous gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Thanks again for your support, Louie, we really appreciate it!
2 months ago
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Pat and Ted Jolly gave $50.00.
2 months ago
Thanks for your support Pat and Ted, we know the cause is personal for you. We're grateful and it's very neighbourly of you.
2 months ago
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Marianne Boros gave $300.00.
Good luck on making the distance this year!! Proud of you both, love and best wishes from me and lots of other chocolate lovers :)
2 months ago
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Robert Bailey gave $100.00.
We hope that you have better luck this year Gus. Cheers, Noelene & Bob.
2 months ago
Thanks so much for your support, Noelene and Bob, we really appreciate it, especially as we know the cause is personal for the two of you. We hope we have better luck this year too!!
1 month ago
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AusPODS gave $190.00.
1 month ago
Thanks so much to you at PODS for supporting our entry to the Mystery Box Rally, Aaron and Dan. We really appreciate your sponsorship and we'll send some photos of our car through to you soon.
1 month ago
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Noel Whyte gave $100.00.
Gus keep the pedal to the metal and the Fr O’Leary on tap
1 month ago
Thanks so much for your support, Noel and Rosie!! We'll follow your advice, and be assured plastic Jesus will also be with us :)
1 month ago
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We're getting ready to go!!

1 month ago
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Doesn't quite look like Neil's vision...

1 month ago
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Joanne Hamill gave $100.00.
Good luck Gus Gus and Neil x love vilmos jo and ruby x
1 month ago
Thanks so much for the well wishes and your support, Vilmos, Jo and Ruby!! We really appreciate it!!
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Hey Neil
1 month ago
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Renae Charalambous gave $20.00.
Go team!
1 month ago
Thanks so much for your support, Renae!! We really appreciate it!!
1 month ago
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Julia and Alex Kark and Doopot gave $100.00.
1 month ago
From Anderkirk to Kark and Doopot - ha ha, love the support from you two too, thanks for backing family!!!
1 month ago
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Matt Long gave $100.00.
From the Long household!
3 weeks ago
Thank you to all in the Long household for supporting our fund raising for the Mystery Box Rally, and the Cancer Council!! We really appreciate it :)
4 weeks ago
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Amy Doszpot gave $100.00.
I hope the Second Coming is as fun as the first!
4 weeks ago
So far, so good for the Second Coming!! Thanks so much for your support, Amy!!! We really appreciate it!
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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.

Over $13 million 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.