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

$570

Cash Donations From Dad's Memorial

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

$515

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

$260

Grahame Allan

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

$250

Leading Edge Computers Dubbo

Good Luck Amy

$156

Colin Mcclintock

Great cause, well done Amy!

$104

Peter Allan

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

$104

Jeniffer

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

$104

Diane Crandell

$104

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

$78

Steve Clayton

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

$52

Allan And Maree Colbran

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

$52

Margie Crowley

$52

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 💕

$52

Peter Anderson

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

$52

Ngaire Bugwood

$52

Maree Colbrsn

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

$26

Amie Gough

Woohoo! Go beautiful x

$26

Suzie Mcmartin

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

$25

Fred

$25

Alison Codlin

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

$10.40

Colleen Connor

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

$10.40

Charlize Mulholland

$5.20

Zoe Engler

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

$5.20

Lillie Welbourne

$5.20

Lexi Welbourne