Goal $7,000

Just have'n "A Ball"

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2021
$3,251
Raised
46%
Our Story …

My name is Mark Dellar, in 2019 approximately one month after my 25th birthday I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I was not aware at the time but, testicular cancer is unfortunately quite common and affects many teens and young men aged between 15 and 35 years. I’m a quick-witted kind of bloke and never been known as a sad sack, I kept the doctors on their toes with never-ending upbeat puns about my unfortunate situation. I have undergone a radical inguinal orchiectomy (I got a nut cut out), I was lucky enough to have been diagnosed early and avoided needing to go through chemotherapy or radiation therapy. I am still having tests every 6 months to make sure things aren’t on the rocks. Since then my wife and I have had a beautiful 8 months old girl, and we both have to be on the ball to look after her!

My father Steve and I have applied and been accepted to participate in the Mystery Box Rally. We applied for the 2020 rally but it was cancelled due to COVID-19. We were put on the stand by list for the 2021 rally, we received a call from Mystery Box on Monday the 10th of May letting us know that some of the teams have had to pull out.

So now the challenge is to raise $3,500 and more by the end of July. We have already paid our nomination fees and are doing the final things to the car to be ready to go.

About the Just have’n “A BALL” team;

Steven and Mark are a father and son team that love old cars and Just haven “A BALL” When one of Steve’s sons Mark was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer they decided to NUT out a plan to enter the rally. They will be restoring an old HQ Holden a full NUT and bolt restoration for the rally. Steve has restored a few cars in the past and Mark knows that he can get a bit TESTIE. Steve will have to reach into his FULL BAG of tricks to get the car finished in time. Mark is a glass half full sort of bloke, he’s no sad SACK so he will be right there working with him to get it finished in time.

This rally will have us driving a car that is 25 years or older along outback. 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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3 weeks ago
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Mark Dellar gave $10.00.
Just to get the ball rolling....
3 weeks ago
Tar mate
3 weeks ago
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Matthew Firth gave $30.00.
I think you guys are awesome for do this and cant wait to hear about the adventure you have, lets hope you do a good resto and dont lose anymore NUTS along the way.
2 weeks ago
Thanks mate👍👍
3 weeks ago
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Sean Ruberto gave $10.00.
You got this in the BAG mate.
2 weeks ago
Thanks mate, its guna be a good 1 👍
3 weeks ago
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Sherri Schulz gave $50.00.
Hope you have a ball
2 weeks ago
Thank you
3 weeks ago
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Calyn Mechanical Repairs gave $50.00.
Have a BALL
2 weeks ago
Thanks guys
3 weeks ago
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Doug and Rosie Dickens gave $100.00.
Great Idea , enjoyed your story, we hope you have a BALL
2 weeks ago
Thanks alot guys
3 weeks ago
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Toni Moulds gave $50.00.
Have a great time boys, we’re sure you’ll have lots of stories to share when you get home. Love Toni and Dazza
2 weeks ago
Thanks guys
3 weeks ago
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Brett & Shannon Knapman gave $50.00.
Good luck guys, I’m sure you will have a BALL!😂 It’s a great cause you are raising money for!
2 weeks ago
Thanks heaps mate
3 weeks ago
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Kim Willard gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks mate
3 weeks ago
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Annette Hatton gave $50.00.
Good job guys and great cause. Can’t wait for the stories that are going to be coming back with you. You are going to have a ball. Make sure you double check all nuts before leaving each stop and don’t leave or lose any on the way round . Netti 😊
2 weeks ago
Haha thanks alot mate
3 weeks ago
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Clem Craven gave $50.00.
Take no prisoners!
2 weeks ago
Thanks mate
3 weeks ago
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Titmarsh Abrasive Blasting gave $500.00.
2 weeks ago
Bloody legend, thanks adam and kelly means alot 👍
3 weeks ago
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Rachel Hancock gave $50.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks mate
2 weeks ago
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R and T King gave $50.00.
Have a ball fella's. Safe travels. Russell and Theresa King
2 weeks ago
Thanks rusty and theresa
2 weeks ago
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TOTAL LUBRICANTS gave $200.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks joel top job 👍
2 weeks ago
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Lachlan Clanfield gave $50.00.
Have fun fellas👍
2 weeks ago
Thanks old mate guna be sick 👍
2 weeks ago
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Julie Bansgrove gave $50.00.
To keep the ball rolling here's $50.
2 weeks ago
Thr ball will roll on,thanks Julie
2 weeks ago
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Patrick Donovan gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks alot mate (ps. Good email address 👍🏀)
2 weeks ago
Thanks vegen burger, nice email 👍🏀
2 weeks ago
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Kim Star gave $300.00.
From X crew Mac North
2 weeks ago
Thanks kimothy your a star mate and all of x crew, you guys are awesome 👍
2 weeks ago
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Tiffany Bolger gave $100.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks tiff 👍👍
2 weeks ago
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Ronald Stephens gave $200.00.
Good luck Guys, have a ball. Ron & JeanetteRon
2 weeks ago
Thanks heaps guys 👍👍
2 weeks ago
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Sam Sauer gave $20.00.
2 weeks ago
Thanks sam👍
1 week ago
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Joe Cavanagh gave $100.00.
Having fun with the build? Then enjoy the rally 😉
1 week ago
Thanks joe bloody legend
1 week ago
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Jason Munday gave $100.00.
5 days ago
Good on you jason, bloody legend 👍👍
1 week ago
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Joanne Bolger gave $100.00.
Go you good thing
5 days ago
Thanks mate 👍👍
1 week ago
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James Ryan gave $50.00.
Jimmy the Flu was ere
5 days ago
Good on you there scoop dont go to close to the edge 👍
1 week ago
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Samantha Darke gave $50.00.
Wouldn’t be a true Dellar bio without a few pun’s and doing something you both love for a great cause. I’m sure use will have the best time, keep everyone entertained. Luke and Sam.
5 days ago
Thanks darkie have fun with the little one mate
1 week ago
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Aurizon Bluff Coal Ops gave $181.00.
Proceeds from: 1 x Money Board 2 x Gold Coin donation BBQ's
5 days ago
Thank you so much guys this is awesome 👍👍👍
4 days ago
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Sean McCarthy gave $50.00.
Awesome mate!! Car looks cool as too
4 days ago
Thanks mate its all comeing together 👍👍👍👍
3 days ago
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Precise Truck Centre gave $500.00.
Have a Ball - let us know where you're stopping in Mackay :)
3 days ago
Thanks so much guys, this is awesome, we will for sure let you know 👍
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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.