Amy Mines-Welbourne

Stars of Dubbo

I'm fundraising for... my dad!

I am a wife and mother of 3 (13,10 & 6) and have lived and worked in Dubbo all my life.
I am the Community & Youth Engagement Coordinator at headspace Dubbo and pride myself in my work and the ongoing education around youth mental health.
I have two younger sisters and am a proud Aunty to two and a half little cherubs. My father, Paul Mines was a well-known Real Estate Agent in Dubbo for 30 years whilst battling renal failure and dialysing at home every second day for 27 years before a
successful kidney transplant in 2005. My mother, Kerri-Anne Mines was an influential lived experience speaker in Mental Health during my adolescence, speaking very openly about her personal struggles with mental health - this was part of my motivation to work in the industry myself and to continue her legacy of mental health awareness, education and early intervention. Cancer had not really affected our lives until Dad
was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2015 - which we successfully removed and treated, enabling his transplanted kidney to continue soldiering on. Dad was an active
member of Dubbo West Rotary Club and was instrumental in the implementation of the Dubbo Cancer Centre through his relationship with Dr Colin McClintock and his connections with both Rotary and the broader community. In late 2019 a single lump on the side of his head started to cause some concern. A biopsy confirmed cancer, by February he was in RPA having a large portion of his scalp removed and a graft implanted - they assured us they had got it all - 2 weeks later, upon shaving his head to
manage his graft wound, several new lumps were discovered. Two weeks later we were given a prognosis of 1-3 months - within 4 days he was no longer audible or cognitive - a day later he took his last breath in his bed at home with his family by his side on
Wednesday 2nd April.

Thank you to my Sponsors


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Cash Donations From Dad's Memorial

Cash Donations from so many amazing people who have supported me!


Tracey Richards

I am so proud to have known and to have been mentored both personally and professionally by your father throughout my life. Much love to you and your family Amy x


Amy Welbourne

Gargi, John Mason and Sondernaut cash donations


Grahame Allan

Congratulations on this amazing memorial for Paul our friend and mate. What a man he was. Love GA and Sharon


Leading Edge Computers Dubbo

Good Luck Amy


Colin Mcclintock

Great cause, well done Amy!


Peter Allan

Hope you can achieve your goal. Dad would have been proud PA



Dance up a storm Amy! All the best to you and your family. Jeniffer


Jayne Lawrence

Wishing you all of my love and support and know that dad will be cheering loudly as you dance your heart out.


Diane Crandell


Judy Roots & The Cruickshank Family

Congratulations to you Amy and to Hannah & Ester for the special memorial to celebrate Paul's life. He was special to many people. Good luck with your fund raising and have a fun time performing at the Stars of Dubbo next month


Steve Clayton

All strength to you - a credit to your father and his community work.


Kris Chown

Amy - thank you for being you! I am so grateful for your support and mentorship of Ains and Eva , you are generous with your time and I appreciate you. Have a great time dancing !


Allan And Maree Colbran

You are amazing Amy your Dad and Mum so proud of you xxx


Margie Crowley


Katrina Rice

You’re such an inspiration to so many and one of the most selfless people I know ( now let’s see how well you can dance? 😃) I’m sure your dad would be very proud of you for being involved in such a worthy cause 💕


Peter Anderson

I have great memories of your Dad, his chuckle, sense of humour and being good company.


Amber Knee


Ngaire Bugwood


Lyn & Darryl Welbourne


Maree Colbrsn

You are a treasure best of luck. I know your Dad would be bragging upstairs


Hong And Noel Manning

What an inspiring person you are, Amy! We feel very honoured to have you as friend 😊



Have fun!! X


Amie Gough

Woohoo! Go beautiful x


Suzie Mcmartin

Can’t wait to see your awesome dance moves Amy! Xx


Jorja Fuller




Alison Codlin

Well done Amy, a cause close to my heart to. Hope it goes well, God bless


Colleen Connor

Amy - you are such a star. You bring so much awareness and funds to so many causes. Amazing work!


Penton Family

Can’t wait to see the dance no doubt you will be brilliant ! Well done for raising money for an amazing cause x :)


Charlize Mulholland


Zoe Engler

Your absolutely gorgeous with the shaved look. I'd consider keeping it for a while 😍


Lillie Welbourne


Lexi Welbourne