Goal $5,000

Kooks

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2024
$5,640
Raised
113%
Our Story …

We are really happy to announce that we're taking part in Mystery Box Rally in 2024!!
Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community lead fundraising events for Cancer Council in Australia having raised over $7 million in the last 11 years.
We both have been touched by cancer in our families and are looking forward to raising money for this worthy cause.
This rally will have us driving a car that is 25 years or older along outback roads. We will do approximately 2,500kms in 5 days. We set off from Airlie Beach & return to Airlie Beach 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.
The weapon of choice appropriately called ‘The Beast’ is a 1997 Ford Fairlane Ghia, which will be participating in its third rally. Thank you to co -owner Neli Ferguson and Scott Smith, specialist Ford mechanic, who both have donated time and resources to have the car ready to meet the challenging demands of the outback trails!
We have set a fundraising target of $5000 and every dollar raised goes to the Cancer Council. We will be covering all costs of the vehicle, accommodation (and insurances), etc personally. We would very much appreciate it if you could donate any sum to the cause and help fund cancer research and awareness. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and online donations into the WE GIVE fundraising page receive a tax receipt via email straight away.

Kind Regards,
Troy and Mark
(Troy Gorman Mark O’Shea)
Team: ‘The Kooks’*
((* Kooks is a surfing term - ‘A surfer who has an exaggerated perception of their surf skills. Their lack of surf knowledge, especially concerning surf ethics, usually interferes with other surfers ’fun in the water’. This was one of Chris Gormans (Troy’s Brother) favourite sources of entertainment (and frustration), as a Stand up Paddleboarder, when he met these characters on the water and we will be fairly likely to carry on this fine tradition! Chris passed away from Kidney Cancer in October 2020 and is the inspiration for participation in this event)).

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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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6 months ago
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Troy Gorman gave $500.00.
You are always in our thoughts Christopher. Let’s get the party started with this donation from the family! Hope you are having heaps of great rides on endless waves up there! Love the Gormans.
6 months ago
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Mark O'Shea gave $500.00.
Great cause in memory of an even better bloke - Gormo!
5 months ago
Thanks Mark for your generosity! Looking forward to driving with you on this one my friend! More importantly looking forward to spreading the message and raising funds with you to give to those research Doctor's who are trying to find a cure to this terrible disease.
5 months ago
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Charlie Berry gave $20.00.
5 months ago
Thank you so much Charlie for your donation. You are giving money to those who are looking for a cure to cancer and they appreciate every dollar going to the cause! Kind Regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
5 months ago
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Connor O'Shea gave $200.00.
5 months ago
Connor it is easy to see why Mark says you are his favourite son. Thanks again for donating to the rally. Your support is much appreciated and the money goes to those who are researching how to unlock the cure for cancer. Kind Regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
5 months ago
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Michael Taylor gave $100.00.
Good cause boys. Look forward to hearing who controls the music while driving.
5 months ago
Thanks again Mick for your generous support towards another adventure of Team Kooks in their third Mystery Box Rally. You advice on music playlists is always welcome and I look forward to Mark's music selections when driving 8 hours a day with him and no where to hide! Kind Regards, Troy and Mark Team Kooks.
5 months ago
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Kerry De Abreu gave $50.00.
We will be cheering you on from the sidelines!
5 months ago
Thank you Kerry for your wonderful donation. Money raised goes to Specialist Doctor's who run research programs in various types of cancer to find a cure. You have assisted them with their goals and it is much appreciated! Kind Regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks.
5 months ago
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Phoebe O’Shea gave $100.00.
Love you lots! A very good cause. Xxx
5 months ago
You Dad always keeps telling me you are his favourite daughter and I can see why! Thank you so much for your wonderful contribution! You have assisted those leading the way to unlock a cure for this crappy disease. Kind Regards Troy and Mark (Daddo) Team Kooks
5 months ago
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Stephen Atkins gave $10.00.
5 months ago
Thanks Steve for your contribution to the cause! Money raised goes into the fight to find a cure. We must be getting closer and all donations are appreciated! Kind Regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
5 months ago
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Thea Madigan gave $20.00.
5 months ago
Thank you Thea for your thoughtful gesture in donating to find a cure for cancer. The mystery box rally donates its proceeds to 5 or 6 Specialist Doctors and researchers each year who try to find a cure in various cancer's they are studying. All money raised is appreciated. Kind Regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
3 months ago
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Molly Gorman gave $60.00.
3 months ago
Thank you Molly for your generous gift! I know Uncle Chris would be pleased you gave the full amount and not change like he did to you one Christmas! You are making a difference in helping those find a cure Well Done! This will hopefully inspire your sisters!!!
3 months ago
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Millie O’Shea gave $100.00.
Go dad and Troy! Xx
3 months ago
You Father is always saying you are the favourite Millie and I can see why with this great donation! You are helping the real Heroes who are trying to find a cure to this crappy disease! Thank you!
3 months ago
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Steve Fairfield gave $20.00.
Great cause.. safe travels. Go Ricochet!
3 months ago
Thanks Steve for your donation to a great cause in finding a cure to this terrible disease. It is much appreciated! Kind Regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
3 months ago
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Matt McLoughlin gave $350.00.
Go the Kooks Troy and Mark !!!!! Chris would be very proud
3 months ago
Thanks Matt and Nell for once again supporting Team Kooks this year with another generous donation! Chris was always advising us on how we should live our lives to the fullest so I am sure he is impressed we are all doing this together for a great cause! Kind Regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
3 months ago
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Annie Laracy gave $100.00.
3 months ago
Thank you Annie for your generous donation. Mark has always said you are his favourite niece and I can see why! In doing this, you have assisted those at the frontline in research to unlock the key for a cure to this terrible disease. Kind Regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
3 months ago
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Jim Gan gave $50.00.
Best of luck Troy in the Mystery Box Rally! The Edson St residents would be cheering for you :)
3 months ago
Thanks Jim for your thoughtful donation. Your generosity will assist the researchers in finding a cure for cancer. Glad to know Edson St is behind us! Kind regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
1 month ago
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Deron Wang gave $200.00.
Such a great cause! Good luck!
1 month ago
Thanks Deron for your generosity! Your donation helps those in research to unlock the key for a cure to this terrible disease ! Kind regards Troy and Mark Team Kooks
1 month ago
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Kerry Tatnell (Maltby) gave $50.00.
Such a worthy cause. Have a great time
1 month ago
Thanks Kerry for your thoughtful donation. Every donation helps to crack the code for a cancer cure! Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
Thanks Kerry for your thoughtful donation. Every donation helps to crack the code for a cancer cure! Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Paul Deighton gave $100.00.
Good on you Troy and Mark...and Neil and Scott
1 month ago
Thanks Paul for your generosity and support. You have contributed to those researchers finding ways to treat and one day cure this crappy disease. Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Helen Kiriyama gave $20.00.
Good luck Mark and Troy!!! Stay safe 😊
1 month ago
Thanks Helen for your wonderful donation. You are now a part of those funding the researchers to find a cure ! Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
Thanks Helen for your wonderful donation. You are now a part of those funding the researchers to find a cure ! Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Lorraine Maltby gave $100.00.
1 month ago
No surprise Lorraine you and Ces are supporting your favourite son in law in this venture. Your support helps those researchers unlock the key for a cure. Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Jennifer Charlton gave $50.00.
Good luck
1 month ago
Thanks Jenny for your support. And to do this while you are travelling in the old dart no less! Doesn’t matter where people are a cure for this terrible disease is a world wide endeavour. Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Neil Ferguson gave $200.00.
Good Luck Kooks!
1 month ago
Thanks Neil and Ang for your generosity. As part owner of the high performance vehicle that is ‘ the beast’ you know how important donations are the cause in finding a cure to this disease. Thanks again brother! Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Thomas Todd gave $50.00.
Great cause!
1 month ago
TT like the broncos you are an outstanding team player in donating to the cause of finding a cure for this disease! Well played ! Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Tamara Ott gave $50.00.
Go Mark! Great cause
4 weeks ago
Thanks Tamara for your wonderful donation. Your support of the researchers who are working to crack the cancer cure code is appreciated! Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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IAN SMITH gave $100.00.
Go Hard or Go Home!
4 weeks ago
Thanks Ian for your great donation and support! Your efforts helps those who are finding better ways to treat and one day cure this terrible disease. Kind regards Troy and Mark
4 weeks ago
Thanks Ian for your great donation and support! Your efforts helps those who are finding better ways to treat and one day cure this terrible disease. Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Jane OShea for jim Kendall gave $100.00.
Jimmy k tips his hat to you both. Good luck
4 weeks ago
Thanks Jim and Jane for the thoughtful donation and support. Your efforts help those at the front line in finding better treatments and one day a cure for cancer. Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Steven Campbell gave $100.00.
Watch out for the roos !!!
4 weeks ago
Thanks Steven for the great donation and support of our team. The money goes to the researchers trying to find a cure for this terrible disease. Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Flo Kuah gave $100.00.
Fantastic cause, go Mark!
4 weeks ago
We really appreciate your support and lovely donation Flo! The money raised goes to researchers who trial different treatments of the different cancers so all donations are gratefully accepted. Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Tupicoffs - The Independent Financial Planners gave $1,000.00.
Best of luck Mark and Brian. Good on you for your fund raising for The Cancer Council. The Tupicoffs Team.
4 weeks ago
To Neil and the Tupicoff Team, we are so pleased by your very generous donation for the mystery box rally event. I know both of our families Neil have been touched by cancer and we will remember them as we continue our journey in raising funds and on actual drive. Your support helps those wonderful people who are finding different ways to treat and one day cure this disease. Kind regards Troy and Mark
1 month ago
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Beth Devriendt gave $50.00.
Well done Uncle Troy and Mark! Cant wait to hear all about it
4 weeks ago
You’re a legend Beth for supporting us! Will have plenty of stories to tell you and your Dad who we know is a Ford man ! Kind regards Troy and Mark
4 weeks ago
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Ray Villena gave $50.00.
Well done and good on you Troy & Mark!
4 weeks ago
Thanks Ray for thinking of us with this great donation! It all helps towards one day finding a cure! Kind regards Troy and Mark
4 weeks ago
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Rob Ferguson gave $50.00.
Good luck Mark and Troy!
4 weeks ago
No surprise Rob that once again you are showing us your support. Your thoughtful donation impacts those who are finding different ways to treat this crappy disease! Kind regards Troy and Mark
4 weeks ago
No surprise Rob that once again you are showing us your support. Your thoughtful donation impacts those who are finding different ways to treat this crappy disease! Kind regards Troy and Mark
3 weeks ago
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Richard Kendall gave $100.00.
Good luck Marko and Troy from Ricky Pikelets
3 weeks ago
Thanks Richard for your support! You are making a difference in assisting those who are trying to find a cure ! Kind regards Troy and Mark
3 weeks ago
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Chris Cox gave $100.00.
Burn some rubber boys - and let’s kick cancer to the curb!
3 weeks ago
Thanks Chris for your donation and words of encouragement. Your support will help those researchers kick the crap out of this disease to find a cure soon. Kind regards Troy and Mark
3 weeks ago
Thanks Chris for your donation and words of encouragement. Your support will help those researchers kick the crap out of this disease to find a cure soon. Kind regards Troy and Mark
3 weeks ago
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Karen Edwards gave $200.00.
2 weeks ago
Thank you Karen and Geoff for your brilliant donation and support for the cause! Your actions help those researchers try to find a cure to this terrible disease ! Kind regards Troy and Mark
2 weeks ago
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Zupp Property Group gave $500.00.
Good Luck Boys
2 weeks ago
Thank you so much to Zupps Property for your very generous donation! It is only through your support can the Doctors and researchers continue to treat cancer with new treatments and ultimately work towards a cure! Kind regards Troy and Mark
2 weeks ago
Thank you so much to Zupps Property for your very generous donation! It is only through your support can the Doctors and researchers continue to treat cancer with new treatments and ultimately work towards a cure! Kind regards Troy and Mark
2 days ago
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Bec Langdon gave $50.00.
Great work!
1 day ago
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Daniel Ryan gave $50.00.
Best of luck Mark !
1 day ago
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Sam Weyland gave $20.00.
1 day ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
All the best!
1 day ago
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Dan Adams gave $50.00.
All the best Gents, hope the rally goes smoothly and you have an enjoyable time raising money for this important cause.
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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.

$46 million over the past 15 years 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.