KILMORE resident, Sonia Sharkey and her daughter Kirsty Murray of Kyneton are about to set off on a journey of a lifetime – in memory of a husband and father they lost to cancer two years ago.
The girls are driving their old, but well decorated Toyota Camry on the 3,800 kilometre journey along the Oodnadatta Track from Adelaide to Cairns. On May 27 they will set of with 248 other teams in their quest to raise $1.5 million for cancer research.
To date Sonia and Kirsty have raised over $11,000 and collectively the rally needs only $300,000 to achieve its target.
The Shitbox Rally is not a race, rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable in a car valued under $1000 and to drive these cars across Australia over some of its most arduous roads, all in the name of charity.
Every year the route is changed and over 7 days on the road teams experience the remote Australian outback and true Aussie hospitality with more than a few laughs along the way.
The Shitbox Rally is the largest independently run fundraised for the Cancer Council nationally, having raised more than $7.8million since its inception 7 years ago.