Goal $5,500

Brothers in Alms

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2021
$5,932
Raised
108%
Our Story …

We, Gus and Bill, the Doszpot brothers, are teaming up to join the Rally in 2020 to raise more funds to support the awesome work the Cancer Council does helping people with cancer and enabling important research. This event is the largest community led fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia.

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

The rally is over five days driving in a loop from Rockhampton to Rockhampton, 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 heat, 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 (without air conditioning !!!) - a noble survivor of the 2019 rally.

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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: $1,032,152
target: $1,200,000
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1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Anonymous gave $1.00.
To help you get started
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Jessica Boros gave $50.00.
Good luck and have fun, Rita &co
1 year ago
Thanks for kick-starting our fundraising, Rita and co. We really appreciate your support.
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Mary Doszpot gave $100.00.
Safe & happy travels my brothers. We are very proud of you both. Lots of good luck & love going to you both.❤️ Mary & Trevor
1 year ago
Thanks for your support, Mary and Trevor. Hopefully the rally will go ahead this year - with COVID and the closed borders it's still unsure. If not, we'll be rolling over into next year..
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Sue Doszpot gave $50.00.
Congratulations Gus on entering the rally again. I wish you and Bill a safe journey Sue
1 year ago
Thank so much for your support again this year!!! It's very much appreciated, (and hopefully Bill will cope with camping)..
1 year ago
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Marianne Boros gave $150.00.
Have a great time together Gus and Bill, Maybe it won't be re-living your childhood spending all this time driving an old car together on unknown roads, on an unknown route and for now, still at an unknown time, but it will be great and you'll be helping a very worthwhile cause!!
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Alexander Kirk gave $100.00.
Take a snorkel
1 year ago
Thanks for your support, Julia and Alex.. We took a snorkel on the first rally - didn't need it, but who knows this time :)
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Lisa Doszpot gave $100.00.
1 year ago
Blake Byrnes
1 year ago
Oops, ' slipped while updating the lucky numbers for Neil and Andrew.. Thanks so much for your help once again, Lisa!! We really appreciate your support :)
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Issy Doszpot gave $30.00.
1 year ago
Thanks so much for supporting us, Issy!! We really appreciate it.
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Marianne Boros gave $100.00.
Another instalment - good luck
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Joanne Hamill gave $250.00.
Well done gussy and Vilmos x
1 year ago
Thanks for your support, Jo! It's much appreciated :)
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
James Small gave $100.00.
1 year ago
Thanks so much Jimmy!! This is very kind of you especially after also supporting Neil and Andrew, , your generosity is really appreciated!
1 year ago
Thanks so much, Jimmy!! This is especially good of you after you have already supported Neil and Andrew's team too! Your generosity is really appreciated!
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Keith Rowe gave $50.00.
Good luck. From the Rowes.
1 year ago
Thank so much for your support again this year, Lisa and Keith, we really appreciate it!!
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Adam Doszpot gave $300.00.
Go Gus and Will!! Looking forward to seeing where you end up :) Love from Adam, Neti and the kids.
1 year ago
Thanks so much for helping us, Adam, Neti and kids. We're especially grateful considering you're "shit-box rallying" now too.. On which point, given COVID-19 we all have to wait until next year, but it will still be awesome, and it will still be for a great cause ..
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Maureen O'Brien gave $100.00.
Good luck, Gus and friends!
1 year ago
Thanks so much for your continued support, Maureen. It's very good of you. Last year, I rallied with my son, Neil, and this year I'm going with my brother, Bill - so it's still a family effort. We really appreciate your help for this worthy cause - raising funds for the Cancer Council.
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Lyn Brady gave $25.00.
Good luck Gus!! Lyn Brady
1 year ago
Thanks so much for your help, Lyn - it's all for great cause!! It would be nice to have a catch up chat some time soon.
1 year ago
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Stephen Deegan gave $50.00.
Good Luck Gus & Bill, hope you have a lot of fun and no breakdowns!. All for a good cause
1 year ago
Thanks so much for supporting my team again, Steve!! We really appreciate it and we will definitely have fun, while helping a good cause. And yes, we hope we don't breakdown too... (And remembering you've expressed interest in rallying too, I can recommend it)
1 year ago
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PODS gave $190.00.
1 year ago
Thanks to PODS for supporting our team, "Brothers in Alms" as we raise funds to help find a cure for cancer!!! We're grateful to have you backing us again.
1 year ago
Brothers in Alms
Hayley Nolan gave $10.00.
Goodluck guys
1 year ago
Go home Hayley!! Just kidding, thanks heaps for your support, it's appreciated.
6 months ago
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Ian McIntyre gave $500.00.
At least you’re driving around Rocky in winter time so who needs aircon. Good luck, safe travel, and enjoy!
6 months ago
Thanks so much for your generous support again, Ian and Heather!! This year we'll be driving the rally for Heather too!! Hopefully one day soon these collective rallying efforts and fundraising support like yours will help researchers find a cure for Cancer. Good pick up, air conditioning may not be so important in winter around Rocky, but inland Queensland might surprise us! We hope too that it won't be like Glenn Innes on the last rally where we camped in -3 degrees.
6 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Sharon Gibbons gave $10.00.
Great cause 💕
6 months ago
Thanks for your support, Sharon, it's much appreciated!!
6 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Karen Thomas gave $10.00.
Mary, Good luck to your brothers and nephews. I also Lost my brother to this terrible disease so donate to many fund raisers. However would like you to know I’m thinking of you xx
6 months ago
Thanks for your support and well wishes, Karen, it's much appreciated.
6 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Antony Hodge gave $25.00.
Enjoy the rally. A great cause
6 months ago
Thanks for your support, Antony, we really appreciate it. And yes, it is a great cause with cancer affecting so many!
6 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Susan Doszpot gave $50.00.
A fantastic cause. Wishing you all a safe journey.
6 months ago
Thanks for your support and well wishes again, Sue! We really appreciate it, and yes it is a great cause!
6 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Donna Thompson gave $50.00.
Great work guys. I’ve lost a lot of family members and friends to cancer. Awesome job you are doing 👍🏻
6 months ago
Cancer touches so many of those we care about, thanks for helping to make a difference and fund important research to help improve treatment and ultimately find a cure!
6 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Jenny Grant gave $20.00.
Great cause
6 months ago
We agree, Jenny - it is a great cause! Thanks for helping us get closer to our target.
5 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Victoria Doszpot gave $100.00.
5 months ago
A belated thank you Tori and Mark for your support, it's very much appreciated :)
5 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Casey Byrnes gave $61.00.
In honour of Fred's birthday and a wonderful cause!
5 months ago
Thanks so much Casey and Blake, you're right it is a wonderful cause (and Fred is very happy for you to honour her birthday this way). We really appreciate your support.
5 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Keith Rowe gave $100.00.
Good job Gus and Bill and HBD Fred! Love the Rowes
5 months ago
Thanks again for supporting the cause, Keith and Lisa, we really do appreciate it (and Fred is happy that her birthday can help to make a difference too!)
5 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Dominic Franco gave $50.00.
A worthy cause. I dont think there is anyone who's family hasnt been affected by this awful disease . Dom
5 months ago
Thanks so much for your donation, Dominic, it is appreciated. And you're so right, it is a very worthy cause as sadly cancer touches most families.
4 months ago
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Patricia Mackay gave $50.00.
Have a great trip Gus and Will. Here’s to no mechanical issues and loads of great brotherly adventures.
4 months ago
Thanks so much for supporting us again, Trish and Phil, we RALLY appreciate it, (LOL). And yes, there will be adventures and likewise we hope to have no mechanical issues!!
4 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Kosta & Suzi Sarafoglou gave $20.00.
We'll choose lucky numbers 10 and 19
4 months ago
Thanks so much for supporting us, Suzi and Kosta!
4 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Mary Doszpot gave $50.00.
7, 26, 44, 86 & 100
4 months ago
Thanks so for supporting us again, Mary!! We really appreciate it and your numbers are logged !!
4 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Colin Brabon gave $150.00.
Great work Gus! Safe travels. Colin - CaptainBundy
4 months ago
Thanks so much for your generous support, Colin!! And both you and Chris will be missed on this year's Mystery Box Rally
4 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Anonymous gave $100.00.
4 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Joy Ramsay gave $50.00.
Paul and I'll choose numbers 2, 8, 9, 22 & 30!! Good luck!
4 months ago
Thanks neighbours, Joy and Paul! We "rally" appreciate you supporting us to raise funds for cancer research :)
4 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Grant Kelly gave $50.00.
Proud of you both for taking on this challenge ! Our “revised “ 😊 numbers are 3, 15, 37, 55 & 87
4 months ago
Thanks so much for your continuous support, Grant and Anna. We "rally" appreciate it :)
4 months ago
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Mike and Deb Hawke gave $200.00.
Good on you Gus and Bill. Go you good things ( The Seca too ! ). Well done in advance and safe travels to your mystery destinations.
3 months ago
Thanks Deb and Mike for your generous support!! We really appreciate it :)
4 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Bryarna Kelly gave $50.00.
I choose 11, 53, 75, 78, 98. On behalf of Anna Hollai.
3 months ago
Thanks so much for supporting this great cause again!! We 'rally" appreciate it!
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Michael Newson gave $100.00.
Good luck
3 months ago
Thanks for supporting our fundraising for the Cancer Council, Michael. And you've got numbers 1, 13, 29, 40, 50, 59, 70, 77, 88 and 99 in the lucky number draw
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Sarah Lidgard gave $100.00.
Safe travels guys! Love from the Lidgard’s x
3 months ago
Thanks so much for you helping us, Sarah (Dave, Ava and Ben)... How do you think we siblings will go after 5 days driving around remote roads on an unknown route - will we still be talking to each other :) ?
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Patrick Laccona gave $10.00.
Converting the drawers I was getting rid of to a donation.... And I'll choose number 4 for the lucky draw!
3 months ago
Thanks for converting your unwanted drawers to a donation - it all helps!! We "rally" appreciate it, Pat!
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Noel Whyte gave $100.00.
The pair of you driving in the outback ....what could possibly go wrong!! Enjoy and well done
3 months ago
Just imagine if it had have been the four of us, with you and Mark as well, what could have possibly gone right??? Seriously though, ' disappointed that you two bailed. We "rally" appreciate your support all the same, Noel!!
3 months ago
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Sharon and Bill Gibbons gave $20.00.
Great cause boys kick cancers ass 🥰
3 months ago
Thanks for your support, Sharon and Bill, it's much appreciated, and yes, we're doing what we can to kick cancer's ass!!
3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $20.00.
Xxxx
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Mark Nehme gave $50.00.
I'll have numbers : 20, 23, 72, 82 and 96.
3 months ago
Thank you so much for supporting us with this important cause, we really appreciate it, Mark.
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Maureen O'Brien gave $100.00.
Good luck to the Dozpot brothers!
3 months ago
Thanks for your generous donation along with your well wishes, Maureen - we really appreciate it.
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
James Small gave $50.00.
32, 46, 54, 63, 90
3 months ago
Thanks for your continuing support, James - we really appreciate it!!
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Anneliese Kirk gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Thanks for supporting us again, Annaliese. And you have 25, 31, 36, 66, and 68 for the Lucky Numbers
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Judy Kelly gave $50.00.
Good luck Vilmos ❤️ Judy and Paul x
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Anonymous gave $100.00.
All the way from kiwiland
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Anonymous gave $50.00.
3 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Stevie/Kara Gergely-Hollai gave $200.00.
Good luck guys…. We are very proud of you for doing your bit to try and make a difference….
2 months ago
Thanks so much for your encouragement and generous support Kara and Stevie, we really appreciate it.
2 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Leslie Hamill gave $30.00.
2 months ago
Thanks for your donation, Leslie. We've given you numbers 35, 49 and 92 in the lucky numbers draw,
2 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Hungarian St Elizabeth Caritas Association gave $500.00.
Happy to support this worthy cause
2 months ago
Thanks so much for arranging this generous donation through the Hungarian Caritas Association, we really appreciate it!
2 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Adam Doszpot gave $200.00.
Good luck to the “brothers in arms”, as you journey on the “walk of life”, as you “ride along the river”, “so far away” from us. And we look forward to hearing about “your latest trick”, so “why worry” when you you are making “money for nothing” and keeping out of “dire straits” for this great cause!! Love Adam, Neti, Issy, Kasia, Andrew and Harry.
2 months ago
Thanks so much for your encouragement and generous support, Adam, Neti, Issy, Kasia, Andrew and Harry! We really appreciate it! It was fun too to see you incorporate all those Dire Straights songs, one thing though, our team is "Brothers in ALMS" not "Brothers in Arms" Oh, near enough we guess, unless you want to keep looking for some other song references..
2 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Lyn Brady gave $50.00.
Great cause!! Good luck!!
2 months ago
Thanks Lyn for your support and your donation, we appreciate it.
2 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Amy Doszpot gave $100.00.
Awesome work uncles!!!
2 months ago
Thanks for supporting us again, Lisa! It's very good of you :)
2 months ago
Oops, sorry - thankyou AMY !! Your uncles do appreciate your support very much!!
2 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Lisa Doszpot gave $100.00.
2 months ago
Thanks for supporting us again, Lisa - it's very good of you and it's much appreciated.
2 months ago
Brothers in Alms
Mozaic Solutions gave $500.00.
Strange Love
2 months ago
Thanks so much for your generous donation, Geoff!! You've got us over the line - we've now met our minimum fundraising target for the Cancer Council!! Now we can focus on getting ready for the rally (when ever that will be - the current lock-down in Sydney doesn't bode well)..
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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 $26 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.