RALLY PREP: Tanya Barker and daughter Emmeline Francis are taking part in the 2018 Mystery Box Rally to raise money for the Cancer Council.
RALLY PREP: Tanya Barker and daughter Emmeline Francis are taking part in the 2018 Mystery Box Rally to raise money for the Cancer Council. Madison Watt

Chinchilla pair prepare for outback mystery rally in Mildura

A CHINCHILLA mother and daughter duo are getting ready to give up all the creature comforts of home to take part in a five-day rally challenge to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Tanya Barker and her daughter Emmaline Francis decided to sign up for the Mystery Box Rally after they saw the Shitbox Rally teams pass through town earlier this year.

"We were looking at doing something a bit different and we saw the Shitbox Rally, which is also the main one and this was the one that came up and it's a smaller route,” Ms Barker said.

"So we thought we'd try the smaller route before doing the massive one that goes through Australia.”

More than 150 teams from across Australia will be taking part in 25,000km long trek, starting in Mildura, with the destination a surprise each day.

"The route each day is secret, they'll let you know on the morning exactly where you're going to go for the day.”

Before they can make the trip to Mildura, they first have to buy a car that's at least 25 years old as a condition of the race.

"We have to buy a car and we've set a goal to raise $5000 and then hopefully we get some sponsors as well as donations, so that they can put the stickers all over the car,” Ms Barker said.

The pair said it was incredibly important to raise money for the Cancer Council, as it was something that affected all Australians in one way or another.

"I think cancer's just so insidious, like I don't think anyone hasn't been affected by cancer these days in some way and I think it's just a really good cause to be involved with.”

To help the duo with fundraising and finding a car, visit their Facebook page Tanya and Emmeline's Mystery Box Rally 2018.


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