Goal $5,000

Kooks

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2024
$1,500
Raised
30%
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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raised: $236,322
target: $1,300,000
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1 month 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.
1 month ago
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Mark O'Shea gave $500.00.
Great cause in memory of an even better bloke - Gormo!
3 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago
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Charlie Berry gave $20.00.
3 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
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Connor O'Shea gave $200.00.
3 weeks 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
1 month ago
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Michael Taylor gave $100.00.
Good cause boys. Look forward to hearing who controls the music while driving.
3 weeks 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.
1 month ago
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Kerry De Abreu gave $50.00.
We will be cheering you on from the sidelines!
3 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago
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Phoebe O’Shea gave $100.00.
Love you lots! A very good cause. Xxx
3 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
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Stephen Atkins gave $10.00.
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
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Thea Madigan gave $20.00.
3 weeks 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
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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.

$41 million over the past 13 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.