Goal $5,000

Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2021
$3,900
Raised
78%
Our Story …

We are really happy to announce that we're taking part in Mystery Box Rally in 2021!! Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community lead fundraising events for the Cancer Council in Australia having raised over $4.5 million in the last 9 years. 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 Rockhampton & return back to Rockhampton 5 days later, each day in between is a mystery, we have no idea where we will be headed until the morning of! In order for us to participate we need to raise $3,500 and every dollar raised goes to the Cancer Council! We would very much appreciate it if you could donate to the cause & help us on our journey!

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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: $418,945
target: $1,200,000
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9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Trashy Taxi

Hi Everyone

Viv and I are doing the Mystery box rally.

Its been 10 years since Viv was diagnosed with breast cancer and we (ok maybe just me) couldn't think of a better way to celebrate life 10 years after the diagnosis than by participating in the mystery box rally and driving a 25 year old car through the bush!

Photo below is me picking the car up from the Paterson Hotel near Dungog last Saturday 2/2/2020. $600 who knows what problems we will uncover but upon inspection it needed a good bath, general service and tune, front suspension, hole in the exhaust, PCV system service, battery, air con gas (maybe more), heater core, probably some tyres and that is just my observations before I get it to a mechanic!

Still it managed to get from Paterson to Sydney without overheating on a 44 degree day!

It's heading to the mechanic on Monday for a full assessment before we start the 'healing process'.

In August Viv and I will be starting in Rockhampton and taking part in the Mystery Box Rally. First challenge will be to get the car the 25 yr old Volvo 850 GLT to Rockhampton!

The conditions are a 2WD car that is over 25yrs old,l start and Rockhampton and enter a 4 day rally (destination advised on the morning of each day!) that finishes in Rockhampton!

We are trying to raise the minimum of $3,500 which is a condition of entering the rally but hoping to raise $5,000 which will go towards cancer support and research.

You can donate, participate in a corporate sponsorship or just send your message of support and spread the word.

I will keep you informed of the progress with the car and fundraising along the way.

A big thanks to my mate Rhyan who drove me up to Dungog to pick up this $#itbox! I would still be looking a round for one otherwise.

A shout out to Andrew Jones (Jonesy) one of Australia's biggest socceroo fans who recently passed away from cancer.

Looking forward to this awesome journey!

Cheers,

Ang & Viv

PS - Photo below is me collecting the car from the owners granddaughter at the Paterson hotel! At 44 degrees the beers at the pub were some welcome relief before heading back to Sydney!

9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Angelo Vassos gave $100.00.
Time to get the wheels rolling.......
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Angus Woods gave $250.00.
Nice work AV
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
John Tsiklieris gave $200.00.
Keep those wheels in motion!
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Damien Hor gave $100.00.
Good luck guys. Push the pedal to the metal and f&@k cancer! Love DMJS
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Christian Porter gave $100.00.
Have a great time out there AV and Viv, be safe! Christian
9 months ago
Thanks Christian. Everytime I read your email address it cracks me up! I hope I dont get a sauras when driving through the outback on those dirt roads.
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Stan & Evlen Kafes gave $100.00.
9 months ago
Thanks Stan and Evlen. Really appreciate the donation. We changed our team name. We are now called 'Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood'. Your donation has automatically transferred over. Will keep you posted with changes to the car and lead up to the event. Thanks again.
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Ray White Umina Beach gave $250.00.
Great work Gweek
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Barbara Phillips gave $50.00.
Good luck guys!
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
D2C gave $200.00.
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood

Hi Everyone

Thanks to everyone for their donations and getting us off to a great start with the fundraising.

A couple of updates this week.

Most importantly a name change. After buying a Volvo we decided that we couldnt really stick with the name 'Trashy Taxi'. So we have changed it to something more appropriate being 'Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood'.

The inspiration for 'Swedish Kingswood' coming from the Flute and the Salami in recognition of Volvo being as popular as the Holden Kingswood was in Australia!

The car has also been to MH Autocare in Hornsby (European car specialist) who undertook an assessment of the Volvo. Turns out that its not so bad and apart from the things I have identified already it should be capable of getting us through the rally and back to Sydney without requiring any major work.

Next few weeks will be undertaking some TLC to the Volvo and then start thinking about some decorations.

With the name change there is a new link to our fundraising page. For those who have donated already your donations automatically transfer over for anyone else there is a new link.

Hopefully this weekend is drier than the last one.

For anyone interested in participating in a company sponsorship please get in contact with me or Viv and we can give you the details.

Cheers,

Ang & Viv

9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Adrian Halpenny gave $250.00.
Greek + Swedish + Kingswood is a formula for fun. Enjoy the adventure! Adrian and Raelee
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Phillip Naylor gave $100.00.
Well done Viv & Angelo. Look forward to following your rally Love Phil, Soph, Scarlett & Isobel
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Aaron Spadaro gave $100.00.
Good luck V and A, love you both. Amy and Aaron.
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Trisha and Garry Greedy gave $50.00.
What a journey. Hope the Sweedish Kingswood smashes it. All the best Trisha and Garry
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Jason Gauci gave $100.00.
Great work and cause Angelo and Viv, inspiration to us all.
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
George & Ruby Karlaftis gave $100.00.
Hope you have a fantastic journey for a great cause
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Emmanuel Karlaftis gave $100.00.
I wish you the best!
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
KAJA Clothing gave $100.00.
From your Swedish supporters in Freshwater - have so much fun!!
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Dan Bylsma gave $100.00.
Great work AV and Viv, safe travels and well done on a great fundraiser.
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
RJM Co p/l gave $100.00.
Well done Greek and Viv. Can I have your Volvo when you are finished?
9 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Brookfield gave $100.00.
Donation matching on behalf of Phil Naylor
8 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Alliance Building Group ACT gave $1,000.00.
Have fun Guys and good luck
8 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Jim & Suze Hibbett gave $100.00.
Good luck - and enjoy getting out of the house! Jim & Suze
4 months ago
Greek Vikings in a Swedish Kingswood
Anna Roins gave $250.00.
Guys, what an adventure you'll have! Good for you and best of luck. Be safe
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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.

Almost $24 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.