Hi there! This is Rob and Toby, two good mates from the Mid-North Coast and Sydney, who are happy to be taking part in the Mystery Box Rally in 2024!
After my mum Jude, passed away in 2022 from breast cancer (which led to secondary brain cancer), we are on a mission to help raise funds and awareness for those in the fight against cancer.
The Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community-led fundraising events for the Cancer Council in Australia, having raised over a whopping $7 million in the last 11 years.
This 2024 rally will see us driving a 1996 Holden Statesman car (all cars must be 25 years of age or older to participate) along outback Aussie roads. We will drive approximately 2,500kms in just 5 days. The rally starts and ends in Airlie Beach, QLD, and each day's destination in between is a total mystery. We will only find out just before departure each morning where we are headed that day!
Our goal is to raise at least $5,000, and every dollar raised goes directly to the Cancer Council. Any donations (big or small) would be hugely appreciated. If you would prefer to become a sponsor and get your logo or sticker on our rally car, please reach out, and we can help set you up! All donations over $2 are tax deductible 😊 Thank you!
Rob Rousell and Toby Gill (aka Journey for Jude)
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."
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.
$41 million over the past 13 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.