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Pool industry members braving outback roads to fight cancer

April 18th, 2023

Matt Gillam, residential BDM for Brauer Industries, is putting together a team for the Shitbox Rally, to be held later in the year.

The swimming pool and spa industry is really adopting this rally as a worthwhile, fun fundraiser for the Cancer Council. Last year Allans Pool Shop took part, aided by sponsors Lo-Chlor Chemicals and Hayward Industries.

The Shitbox Rally is not a race, rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable, travelling across Australia via some of its most formidable roads and remote communities, in a Shitbox of a car.

This year, Gillam will be leading a team across the demanding roads of the Aussie Outback, cutting across from the Queensland coast to the South Australian capital.

“In October this year, my great mate Adam and I are Team DubbelPluggas and will be participating in the Shitbox Rally, raising valuable funds for Cancer Council,” says Gillam.

“This rally will see us driving our Shitbox, a 1986 Holden Camira wagon (worth up to $1500) from Port Douglas to Adelaide with 500 other participants.”

The rally aims to raise $2 million for the Cancer Council, which is used to fund cancer research projects nationally.

Since the rally launched in 2009 it has raised more than $35 million and is the largest funder of the Cancer Council in Australia.

“The first challenge for our team is to raise a minimum of $5000,” he says. “We’re targeting $10,000, so we’d greatly appreciate it if you could support us.”

You can help Team DubbelPluggas by:

  1. Sponsoring the team in return for on-car and website branding

  2. Making a tax deductible donation

  3. In kind donation of goods or services to help their fundraising efforts

BR22 Team Sponsorship Proposal

“We intend filming along the way, providing content for social media and have already commenced a Facebook page,” he says.

By Chris Maher
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