Published on April 26th 2017 in

Dusti-Lee needs your help!

Dusti-Lee Franchi, who works at Stokes and Renk Panel and Paint in O’Connor, WA needs your help to get to Abu Dhabi in October this year

Dusti-Lee has been featured in this magazine a couple of times now and was recognised as a Future Leader in the February 2017 issue.

Dusti-Lee won the WorldSkills gold medal for vehicle refinish in WA last year and then went on to win the gold medal at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National titles late last year against a very strong field.

Winning this event has led to Dusti-Lee being selected to represent Australia in vehicle refinish at the WorldSkills International event, to be held from 14th to 19th October, 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

Dusti-Lee and her gold medal

Dusti-Lee will be the first female competitor in vehicle refinish to represent Australia – a tremendous achievement.

While some costs will be met by WorldSkills, Dusti-Lee still needs to raise $30,000 to be able to get to Abu Dhabi and compete against the best in the world for Australia and achieve her dream of becoming the world’s best spray painter.

To help with this funding, Dusti-Lee has started a ‘GoFundMe’ campaign and what we are asking you, the industry, to do, is to please make a donation, no matter how big or small to help her.

We at the National Collision Repairer magazine have already made a donation towards Dusti-Lee’s ‘GoFundMe’ campaign.



With the help of suppliers, shop owners and other industry participants, surely we can raise the funds necessary to get Dusti-Lee to Abu Dhabi – over to you. I know that, after talking to Dusti-Lee, whatever you can do to assist will be greatly appreciated. Come on Australia let’s get behind Dusti-Lee and give her every opportunity to succeed!

To donate to Dusti-Lee here is the link:

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