Our General Manager, Anthony Agnello and his brother Alby, have entered into the National Cancer Council – Mystery Box Rally. We want to ensure they are both given a boost of support for such a good cause. So please get behind Anthony and Alby and support this great initiative. To support this great initiative by way of donation of any sum, please visit:
Anthony and Alby sell the story better than us!
In Alby’s words: Anthony (Co-driver) and Myself (Alby, Driver- team leader) are really happy to announce that we’re taking part in the Mystery Box Rally in 2018! It’s our first time and we are really excited to join into something that helps all Australians future health. Both of us have family that have been affected by cancer, as does James Freeman (Co-founder of the sh1tbox rally ), and we really want to join him in this wonderful and exciting fundraiser. Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community lead fundraising events for the Cancer Council in Australia having raised over $2.7 million in the last 5 years. Part of the requirements for our participation is to raise a minimum of $3,500 but most teams raise well above this amount. These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity. Fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. As we have entered the Mystery Box Rally just under 2 months before it starts, we will need all the help we can get to meet this target of $3,500, the more will be a bonus to the foundation.
In Anthony’s words: We are required to purchase a vehicle that is above 25 years old, RWC, registration and insured, and go on a 5-day trek of unknown path leaving Midlura and returning to Mildura. We have managed to get a car already of which I am testing every day. We purchased a 1992 Holden Commodore VP Exec (as you can see in the picture). I’m looking forward to spending time with my younger brother, really test our relationship 🙂
We are late to the party only joining 2 weeks ago, but we are up for the challenge at both the rally and the money raising. Fundraising can be done via a donation or sponsorship.
Background of the Mystery Box Challenge
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.