Stars of the Central Coast

Cancer touches everyone – a reason why eleven Central Coast’ stars’ have raised over $125,000 for the Cancer Council and bravely put up their hand to perform in this year’s fundraising campaign, Stars of the Central Coast.

It is the third time lucky for the dance performance as it was postponed twice last year due to COVID.

The event is set to take place at Laycock Street Theatre this Friday, May 28.

Adam Crouch MP, Dr Ash Bowden (Doctor Do More), Kyla Daniels (Cakes By Kyla), LeadingEdge Trainer, Claire Garrard, and six others have been partnered with professional dancers and will be taking on their set style of dance ranging from Broadway and Latin to Musical Theatre and Funk.

Since launching in November 2019, the eleven participants have individually raised money through community fundraisers for the Cancer Council, which goes towards cancer patients and their families here on the Central Coast.

Last September, Dr Bowden founded the now annual Central Coast’s Biggest Step Challenge, managing to involve over 800 participants and raise over $13,500 for the campaign.

General Manager of Davistown RSL Club, Ben Bradley, a local icon in the Central Coast Football Community, Mick Morley, and Kyla Daniels (Cakes By Kyla) are also among the campaign’s top fundraisers.

Cancer Council Community Relations Coordinator, Jaynie Moloney, congratulated the Stars and Central Coast community for donating to the charity.

“As a community-funded organisation, we rely on fundraising events like this one to fund our support services for local cancer patients and their families,” Moloney said.

“The overwhelming support from the Central Coast community, our amazing Stars, the professional dancers, volunteers, our sponsors and event supporters continue to amaze me year after year.”

The night is set to be a huge community event, hosted by Star104.5 breakfast team Rabbit and Sarah, joined by Country Music Singer, Gina Jeffreys, and judged by Nikki Webster, Dancing with the Stars judge, Josh Horner, Sam Woods from Vibrant Concepts, and Chris King from Central Coast Council.

The Stars of the Central Coast has been running since 2014 and has raised almost $800,000 for Cancer Council.

Funds support critical services like financial support, legal advice, financial counselling, meal service, cleaning service and home help practical support, 13 11 20 helpline, support groups and more.

Jacinta Counihan