Stars of the Central Coast will NOT return in 2020

Adam Crouch at the 2020 Stars of the Central Coast launch event.

The annual fundraiser usually sees notable locals from all walks of life battle it out on the dance floor while raising funds for the Cancer Council of NSW Central Coast’s (CCCC) patient services.

It was due to take to the Laycock St Theatre in October after its original May date was postponed, but now the CCCC has confirmed that this year’s event has been abandoned, to be picked up again next year.

“As Stars of the Central Coast is a high energy dance production where our stars are in close proximity, the current health crisis presents some challenges in achieving this, and we face additional challenges with audience members social distancing,” a CCCC spokesperson said.

With the decision not to go ahead in October now confirmed, the CCCC has advised that all monies raised so far will now rollover to 2021, and with $75,000 already banked, it’s likely that next year’s event will be the most successful Stars of the Central Coast to date.

Also rolling over will be this year’s cast of stars, which includes Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch; NBN sports journalist, Steve Allan; and, Central Coast Health ED doctor and health, fitness and lifestyle advocate, Dr Ash Bowden.

“We are taking our fabulous 2020 group of stars into 2021 to roll out what will be our biggest and most amazing event to date.

“Same dance styles, same Stars, big new fabulous event.

“May 28, 2021, is our new date and we hope that you can all be there to support this amazing community initiative.

“Cancer patients need us now more than ever and we are determined to execute a fantastic fundraiser and a fabulous, fun and exciting show for our Central Coast community to enjoy,” the spokesperson said.

Anyone that bought tickets for the 2020 event has also been advised that their ticket will automatically roll over to the new date if they still wish to attend, with all ticketholders to be contacted by the Theatre’s Box Office team.

Anyone unable to attend the new date can also contact the team directly to arrange a refund.

Dilon Luke

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