Goal $5,000

Mystery Machine

Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Mystery Box Rally 2021
$5,118
Raised
102%
Our Story …

After an eventful 2019 pretending to be powerboat racers Gareth and Matt (a friendship dating back to high-school) have decided to focus their energies on something a little more productive, embarking on an adventure across Queensland to raise funds for Cancer.


Loosing their dads to bowel cancer had a significant impact on them both as such they have decided to do something in memory of their dads and also to improve their own mental health. The Mystery Box Rally 2021 ticks all those boxes and more . . . .


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. Setting off from Rockhampton & returning 5 days later, Gareth & Matt will drive a 25 year old car along approximately 2,500kms of outback roads! Each day will present a new mystery, as they have no idea where they are headed until the morning of!


Participation is not just about rally car driving (something we know they will do well) but also raising funds for the Cancer Council!


We would very much appreciate it if you could donate to the cause and 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: $491,534
target: $1,200,000
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3 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Kicking it off !
2 months ago
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Quentin Megson gave $100.00.
2 months ago
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John Hulme gave $500.00.
Good luck lads
2 months ago
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Dave Ramsay gave $50.00.
Get some mechanic lessons
1 month ago
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Gavin Murphy gave $100.00.
Best of luck guys. Great cause and I’m hoping for some awesome dash cam footage. Gav
1 month ago
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Pipe Perfection gave $50.00.
Go Matt and Gareth
1 month ago
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Simon Davey gave $100.00.
Look forward to seeing the Mystery Machine flying past, and the stories.that follow.
1 month ago
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Mark Azzopardi gave $100.00.
Com’ o’ ma’ le’
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Vids or didn't happen...
1 month ago
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Tim Stafford gave $50.00.
This is for G. Not for Picko. Cause G is gonna be the one doing all the work.
1 month ago
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Jamie Clarke gave $100.00.
Go hard or go home boys.
1 month ago
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Mikel Jurisich gave $100.00.
This is for Picko - cause providing the entertainment is hard work too :-) Go you good things.
1 month ago
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Victor Tiu gave $100.00.
Go well boys
1 month ago
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Christine Bamford gave $100.00.
Good luck dad dad heheh ;)
1 month ago
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Sian Bamford gave $100.00.
Good luck dad 🥰 love you!!
3 weeks ago
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Iain Farley gave $50.00.
Either got to be a mini moke or tractor 😂 Otherwise expect a rebate
3 weeks ago
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David Artis gave $150.00.
All the best with the rally in May, look forward to seeing how the van turns out. Great cause and a barrel of fun. Cant wait till October comes around myself.
3 weeks ago
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Stevo McLaughlin gave $101.00.
What’s with these cheapos only donating hunge?
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Matt Hoffmann gave $100.00.
3 weeks ago
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Alan & Cecile Ng gave $300.00.
Good luck guys. Enjoy the adventure. Don’t get lost!
3 weeks ago
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Tim Meehan gave $200.00.
Cancer might have won if it wasn’t for those meddling kids in their Mystery Machine.
3 weeks ago
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Anonymous gave $167.00.
Would have donated more but still waiting for my Border-Gavaskar winnings....
3 weeks ago
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Les Longden gave $100.00.
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Courtney Gibson gave $50.00.
Good on you G! Here’s hoping your rally skills are better than your powerboating 🤘🏼
3 weeks ago
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Daniel Childs gave $100.00.
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $300.00.
Good luck to our favourite Son-in-law and his partner in crime - what a great cause - have a great time
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
Woeful non-mention of HAZID / HAZOP / JHA. Maybe we could workshop your carbon emissions reduction plan.
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
Sounds like a great initiative and certainly will be full challenges with laughter and tears and some times both. Good luck!!!
1 week ago
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Olivia Pickford gave $50.00.
Go dad!
1 week ago
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Marley Pickford gave $50.00.
You Rock!
1 week ago
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Nate Pickford gave $50.00.
Youwinyouwin
1 week ago
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Matthew Pickford gave $100.00.
You're driving G.
1 week ago
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Jacinta Pickford gave $50.00.
You're the best Matt.
1 week ago
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Lena Campion gave $50.00.
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Anonymous gave $25.00.
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Darrin Brandis gave $50.00.
Well done Matt. Great cause and sounds like 4 great days
1 week ago
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Iain Tucker gave $100.00.
1 week ago
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Lucy King gave $100.00.
Good luck picko!
1 week ago
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Maine gave $200.00.
Small price to pay to not have Pickford on my back for 4 days
1 week ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
6 days ago
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Kaye Richardson gave $200.00.
Particularly to assist in the research of blood cancers. Thank you for the opportunity to support.
4 days ago
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Rebecca Watkins gave $50.00.
3 days ago
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Danicia Quinlan gave $25.00.
Best of luck Matt and look forward to seeing some images of that car once you secure it.
3 days ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
Sly fiddy
2 days ago
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Christine Cestrilli gave $100.00.
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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.