The Sh*t Box Rally
It is a unique event involving teams of two, driving a car worth less than $1000 across remote areas of Australia. This is the 10th year of the rally, and Suzanne Mackenzie and Trisha Cashmere have joined forces, and are the Angus & the Beefcakes team. On May 8 this year they will be leaving Perth and driving to Sydney via Uluru, definitely not the short way, to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW.
Both women have personal reasons for participating in the event, quite apart from a secret life long dream of driving across the country. Trisha‘s son Angus was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and his disease recurred in 2015 (he is now fine). The opportunity to help raise money for research and at the same time ticking something off the bucket list was irresistible.
Angus (the car) is a 1998 Toyota Camry with just over 250,000k on the clock. It is a well loved car that starts and stops when you want it to, nearly every time. Decorated with spots that approximate those on a cow, Angus is easy to pick in a line up.
Having people2people come on board as sponsors of Angus & the Beefcakes is a dream come true! An organisation which prides itself on putting the right people in the right place at the right time, people2people is a perfect fit for a team that is really hoping to end up in the right place each day. The generous support offered by people2people means that there is a very good chance that Suzanne and Trisha will reach their fundraising goal of $20,000.
The event itself kicks off in Perth and stops at many remote locations. Communities that would rarely see 10 cars in a day will be inundated with over 250. In addition to raising funds for Cancer Council New South Wales, the rally will bring people and opportunities to these communities.
Trisha and Suzanne have a Facebook page called Angus & the Beefcake Sh*t Box Rally and will be posting updates throughout the event, so jump online and watch as they make their way across this amazing country. If you would like to support the cause, donate here.