WE NEED A CAR: Debbie Jarrett and Jo Millar of Bangalow are looking for an old bomb of a car to go in this year’s Shitbox Rally.
WE NEED A CAR: Debbie Jarrett and Jo Millar of Bangalow are looking for an old bomb of a car to go in this year’s Shitbox Rally. Doug Eaton

An old bomb needed for charity rally

IF YOU have a car you'd rather give away than see go to the wreckers, please read on.

Joanne Millar and Debbie Jarrett want your car to help them raise money for charity.

The pair, from Bangalow, are participating in The Cancer Council Australia's Shitbox Rally, an initiative that sees participants drive across the Kimberley between Perth and Darwin to raise money that goes toward finding a cure for cancer.

The friends and business partners who own Millar and More in Bangalow will be heading off on the rally on May 29 - and to add a bit of colour to the event, they will be dressing up as honeybees.

They are also hoping to paint their car black and yellow, with the help of Ballina Tafe.

"The car can't be too nice," Ms Millar said.

"Probably one worth around $1000 would be ideal."

Ms Millar participated in the Shitbox Rally last year, but said this year the event is more personal, as her brother was diagnosed with second stage cancer last year.

"The event raised

$1.24 million last year and it really highlights that alone you can't do a lot, but when a lot of people get together you can achieve amazing results," Ms Millar said.

Ms Millar and Mrs Jarrett have been friends for seven years, and described their friendship by noting they don't do things "in halves".

"Personally, we have an attitude that we can overcome obstacles, and we really go for stuff 100%," Ms Millar said.

Ms Millar and Mrs Jarrett will be paying for their own food, camping, and petrol during the Shitbox Rally.

In an effort to raise money they will be selling raffle tickets at Millar and More, and at other stores in Bangalow.

They hope to raise $10,000 for the Cancer Council.

If you can help the pair with an old car, phone Joanne on 0416 266 536.

The car will be sold at auction at the end of the rally, and those funds will also go towards the Cancer Council.

For more information visit shitboxrally.com.au.



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