Goal $6,000

Thirsty Merc

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2019
$12,775
Raised
213%
Our Story …

We are really happy to announce that we're taking part in Mystery Box Rally in 2019. Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community lead fundraising events for the Cancer Council in Australia having raised over $3.5 million in the last 6 years.

Both Tim's dad, Andrew Montague, and Damian's dad, Steve Jones, have had prostate cancer and survived. We are doing the rally in honour of our dads and the research towards prostate cancer and cancer in general. Sadly Tim's dad, Andrew, passed away early this year. Andrew thought the rally was a great cause and was keen to participate in the rally himself this year. We are doing the rally in memory of Andrew.

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.

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Here's what I'm doing …

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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Paul &Robin Boler gave $200.00.
Go for it boys. Don’t drink too much. Well done,
7 months ago
Thank you the donation (the very first)
6 months ago
you have bowled me over with your generosity bowlers. and don't worry me and Tim are only social drinkers ;-}
7 months ago
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Rebecca Montague gave $100.00.
Good luck guys. Andrew would have throughly enjoyed it!!!
7 months ago
Thanks Mum
7 months ago
Thanks Mum
6 months ago
thank you very much Rebecca will be thinking of Andrew on our trip
7 months ago
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Matt Doyle gave $100.00.
7 months ago
Thanks mate
6 months ago
thank you champ much appreciated
7 months ago
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Margie Thomas gave $100.00.
Lindsay also had prostate cancer. Enjoy the ride!
7 months ago
Thanks Margie that means a lot
6 months ago
thank you Margie for your donation. I hope Lindsay is doing ok
7 months ago
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Quintin Wakeford gave $100.00.
7 months ago
Thank bro
6 months ago
thank you Quinton for your donation champ
6 months ago
thank you Quinton for your donation champ
6 months ago
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Andrew Fraser gave $50.00.
Good Luck boys hope the car makes the distance Cheers Andrew
6 months ago
thanks Andrew I hope we make it too and at least the car makers it to Byron thanks for the donation
6 months ago
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Rory Martin gave $50.00.
6 months ago
thanks champ really appreciate it and when you do the tour de cure you will have my full support
6 months ago
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Andrew Minter gave $50.00.
6 months ago
thank you very much for your donation
6 months ago
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Colin Beashel Marine. gave $100.00.
6 months ago
thank you very much for your donation
6 months ago
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John Lupton gave $100.00.
Fock ya! See ya later hoser
6 months ago
thank you for giving in to Tims relentless cancer council donation drive
6 months ago
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Ben Harford gave $102.00.
For the extra fuel you’ll need boys
6 months ago
thanks ben for helping out team thirsty merc we hope to do the same for team love handles and maybe put the merc up against the beamer in a remote location thanks for the cash but can't use any for fuel as it goes straight to the cancer council
6 months ago
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Rsh electrical gave $200.00.
Good luck to the thirsty merc team
6 months ago
thanks very much Ian for your donation. hope thirsty will make it
6 months ago
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Reef Interiors Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
Good luck fellas 🚙💨
6 months ago
thank you very much Dave for your donation. I know that reef interiors are the best in the business as they are QUALITY BUILT
6 months ago
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Col Bailey gave $100.00.
Good luck boys, wish I was coming 😜👍
6 months ago
thank you very much col for your donation
6 months ago
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Jane and Craig Newman gave $100.00.
Good on ya guys!! Do’n it for the dads! Xx
6 months ago
thank you sooo much Jane and Craig for your generous donation we might have to do a long lunch for Andrew on the way through
6 months ago
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TLE Electrical & data Suppliers gave $100.00.
Good luck Damo from the team at TLE Silverwater. We very much hope you finish!
6 months ago
thank you very much Chris and the guys at silverwater TLE we hope the merc (Betty) gets us there
6 months ago
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Che Tauro gave $50.00.
6 months ago
Thanks Chebees for your donation
6 months ago
cheers legend for your donation
6 months ago
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Peter Wiesner gave $100.00.
Good luck and thanks for taking part. Cheers, Peter
6 months ago
thank you very much for your donation Peter
6 months ago
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Edward Burke gave $100.00.
6 months ago
teddy your a fucken champion mate thank you so much for your donation and letting others know catch up soon for a beer
6 months ago
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Humphries Group gave $1,000.00.
Well done boys. Great cause.
6 months ago
Wow! I am blown away with your generosity Ferg! Thank you very much for sporting our team to raise money for the Cancer Council. A little bird told me we might see you in next year's Mystery Box Rally. It's a great cause and I know it's close to your heart.
6 months ago
thank you so very much for your very generous donation
6 months ago
thank you so very much for your very generous donation
6 months ago
thank you so very much for your very generous donation
6 months ago
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Marianne Kirk gave $100.00.
Good on you guys !! Great cause - your dads would be very proud of both of you ❤️
6 months ago
thank you very much Marianne for your donation
6 months ago
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Michelle Tizzard gave $100.00.
Making the dads proud. Awesome cause. GO Betty
6 months ago
thank you very much sis for your generous donation I'll bring you for a spin in Betty soon
6 months ago
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Peter Jones gave $250.00.
Its a good cause, and good luck with with the old Merc from the Lesley and Peter Jones
6 months ago
thank you very much Lesley and Peter for your donation
6 months ago
Thanks you very much Lesley and Peter for your very generous donation. I know this cause is close to your heart and hopefully the Mystery Box can make some sort of difference. I Think i can see you guys in the Rally next year
6 months ago
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Jennifer Barwick gave $50.00.
6 months ago
Thanks Jenny for you donation to help out a great cause. Lets hope the Merc make it
6 months ago
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Karen Susi gave $50.00.
6 months ago
thank you so much Karen for your very kind donation
6 months ago
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Simon Stewart gave $100.00.
Thirsty Merc looks a bit Flash blokes. Hope it doesn't come back looking the same!
6 months ago
thanks so much Stewie for your donation. Betty has already gone under the knife for some cosmetic work with future upgrades coming.we hope old thirsty betty makes it
6 months ago
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Dan Oatley gave $100.00.
6 months ago
thank you dan very much for your donation
6 months ago
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Contender Sailcloth Pry Ltd gave $500.00.
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6 months ago
thank you jan for your very generous donation
6 months ago
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Mark Coates gave $500.00.
Awesome work Tim. All the best from Team BME
6 months ago
thank you mark for your very generous donation
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Introducing "Betty" the new member of team Thirsty Merc

6 months ago
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Peter Byrne gave $50.00.
onya Damo - a great cause
6 months ago
thanks Pete very much for your generous donation will let you know if Betty makes it
6 months ago
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Peninsula Pools gave $100.00.
6 months ago
thank you grant for your generous donation
6 months ago
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Power Machinery gave $200.00.
Good luck fellas. Have a blast for the crew at Power
6 months ago
thanks ken and the crew at power for your generous donation
6 months ago
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Denham Hitchcock gave $50.00.
Go the thirsties!!!!
6 months ago
thanks Denham for your generous donation
6 months ago
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Allan Hall Business Advisors gave $200.00.
Good luck guys. Good on you for doing this. Have fun.
5 months ago
thanks very much sheps for your donation
5 months ago
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Mac Marine Group gave $1,000.00.
5 months ago
cheers christian and Todd for your generous sponsorship the spray job you done on Betty looks amazing and so does the MAC MARINE stickers
5 months ago
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Scott Montague gave $50.00.
Well done Domma & Timmy! You are going to have a awesome time!! Great Cause! Hope you don't drink more than Thirsty Merc, ha ha. Hopefully catch you guys in Byron. Cheers Scott
5 months ago
thanks scotty for your generous donation looking forward to blowing the froth of a couple in Byron with you
5 months ago
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Ryan Waters gave $50.00.
5 months ago
thanks Ryan for you generous donation
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Barbara Christian gave $50.00.
5 months ago
thanks Barbara for your generous donation
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andrew mangelsdorf gave $50.00.
good luck fellas
5 months ago
thank you Andrew for your generous donation
5 months ago
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Simon Connor gave $100.00.
Go getem boys hope you have a great time
5 months ago
thank you Simon for your generous donation
5 months ago
Thanks mate You will have to start thinking about next years Mystery Box (Connor and Ferg Team)
5 months ago
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Ross Montague gave $150.00.
Great work guys. Enjoy the adventure
5 months ago
Thanks Ross for your generous donation. I can wait to have a beer with you and Scott at Byron
5 months ago
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Thank you very much Heidi and Justin (Lejen Marine, Highfield tenders) for your donation of a Highfield inflatable stand up paddle board which we will be auctioning off in the near future.

Lejen Marine have a new showroom at 1/6 Taronga Place, Mona Vale NSW

Ph: 9979 4533 E: info@lejenmarine.com.au

5 months ago
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GeoSight gave $200.00.
3 months ago
thank you very much John for your sponsorship. Betty is very happy to have geosight sticker on her
5 months ago
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Phil Smidmore gave $300.00.
Safe travels. Andrew will be with you.
3 months ago
thank you Phil for your generous donation
4 months ago
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Covervision gave $300.00.
3 months ago
thank you very much mick for your sponsorship the sticker looks good on Betty
4 months ago
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Bangalley Building Pty Ltd gave $250.00.
Good on ya Fellas! So I’ll put it to you boys, if Thirsty Merc is a non smoking vehicle and Damo quits smoking starting June this year I’ll chuck another $250 in the pot. I’m sure we’ll get more takers for a good cause within a good cause! What Say You Damo!!! Take on the Challenge!!!
3 months ago
hahaha lofty Timmy finally got you to commit. as for your challenge Gregory I will consider it. bloody ex-smokers
3 months ago
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Michael bell gave $250.00.
Zappa
3 months ago
thanks you Micheal for your very generous donation
3 months ago
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Martin Pell gave $100.00.
Have a blast legends! Love your work
3 months ago
thanks very much Marty for your generous. I hope you're having a great time in Europe
3 months ago
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Cale and Sami Lhuede gave $50.00.
Go team Thirsty Merc. Cant wait to hear about the adventure!
1 month ago
THANKS CALE AND SAMI FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATION
2 months ago
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Charles Weatherly gave $100.00.
Good luck and we’ll done with your effort so far. Cheers from DI & CHARLIE on Smooth Operator
1 month ago
THANKS CHARLIE AND DI FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATION
2 months ago
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Thanks to the boys from the band Thirsty Merc for getting onboard 🤙

1 month ago
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The Kitchen Maker gave $60.00.
3 Chances!! have fun guys !!
1 month ago
THANKS DARREN FOR YOUR DONATION AND GOOD LUCK ON THE RAFFLE
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $40.00.
Gotta be in it to win it!!
1 month ago
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Ian Kilpatrick gave $60.00.
A very wonderful cause and heartfelt wishes to all.
1 month ago
THANKS IAN FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATION
1 month ago
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Ambre Porret gave $100.00.
Good luck boys! Such an awesome cause. Love from the Bonners x
1 month ago
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SB Marine Trimming gave $50.00.
Happy adventures Thirsty Merc.
1 month ago
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Josh Montague gave $20.00.
Safe journey
1 month ago
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Top Quay Trimmers. gave $50.00.
All the best guys!! Safe travels. X Em and Jen.
1 month ago
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Jed Elderkin gave $100.00.
Great effort!
1 month ago
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Elite Yachting Services gave $200.00.
Good luck guys!! Go hard!!!
1 month ago
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23 Beaches gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Alice and Barrie Lydement gave $25.00.
Keep up the good work!
1 month ago
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Cherie Sevenoaks gave $50.00.
Good luck
1 month ago
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Tim Wiseman gave $100.00.
Nice Job Guys
1 month ago
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Jai Dyer gave $100.00.
Go get em boys!!
1 month ago
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Damian Jones gave $20.00.
From Harvey Legend
1 month ago
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Justine Boler gave $100.00.
Good Luck from Pete and I! xox
1 month ago
Thanks Justine and Pete🤙 Go luck with the paddle board draw
1 month ago
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Ron Hemmy gave $100.00.
Stay safe but have heaps of fun lads
1 month ago
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Dan Turner RUFFY gave $100.00.
In honour of your dads!! Have fun fellas!!!
1 month ago
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Donaton Box gave $40.25.
From the donation box
1 month ago
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Shaun Bisset gave $100.00.
Good luck Bogos, Show us how good your 1.8 diesel goes.
1 month ago
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$475.00 was received
Offline funds
1 month ago
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Stephen Jones gave $200.00.
Safe trip boys
1 month ago
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Rob Malone gave $50.00.
Have fun fellas
1 month ago
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Sims Electrical Services Pty Ltd gave $200.00.
1 month ago
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Jeremy Letts gave $208.00.
Have fun The Letts Family
1 month ago
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Northern Beaches Marine gave $250.00.
Tim, Good one mate!
1 month ago
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Bryce Statis gave $100.00.
Best of luck guys From Statis Marine
1 month ago
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Brian Liddell gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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JJ Building company gave $150.00.
Good luck Tim from the JJ building team.
1 month ago
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John Mcconaghy gave $50.00.
Go Tim great cause macca
1 month ago
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David Bryant gave $200.00.
Its for a good course, why not help out.
1 month ago
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Custom Garage Doors gave $100.00.
Go Betty.
1 month ago
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Shannon Outboard Service gave $100.00.
Have a fun time, to a great cause
1 month ago
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mac dalton gave $50.00.
have fun for a good cause!
1 month ago
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Bruce Driver gave $100.00.
1 month ago
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Adrian Petzer gave $50.00.
Good luck guys
1 month ago
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Ian Taylor gave $50.00.
All the best tomorrow Tim, the car is a Legen!
1 month ago
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Anna Lohe gave $50.00.
Good luck team X annika and the ballet crew
1 month ago
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Scott Collins gave $25.00.
Hi Lauren & Tim, such a great cause, enjoy the rally Mel
1 month ago
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Jen Domek gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Barry Springett gave $50.00.
1 month ago
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Karen Moore gave $50.00.
Good luck guys
1 month ago
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Trevor Barnabas gave $100.00.
good luck and be safe.
1 month ago
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Jon Asimus gave $100.00.
Well done damo and Tim. Awesome effort with the fund raising
1 month ago
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Chris Lee Electrical gave $50.00.
Well done boys!!
3 weeks ago
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Neil Berrell gave $50.00.
Well done boys, great effort 🤙
Team Sponsors
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.