Katie Stokes

Stars of the Central Coast

KATIE STOKES is the founder and editor of "Playing in Puddles" - a website that highlights the best of the Central Coast for kids.

Katie grew up in East Gosford – she ate ice-cream cake in the McDonald’s party train, played basketball for the Rebels and climbed The Skillion before there were steps. After working for more than a decade in print and online media - on publications such as Gourmet Traveller and Qantas magazine - Katie launched "Playing in Puddles" in 2017. A mum of two young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region.

We all know people who have been touched - or trampled - by Cancer, and Katie has joined this initiative to raise funds for cancer research, to raise awareness and to lend support to those in need in the hope that one day we can give this terrible disease the big heave ho.

Come May 15, Katie will be dancing for her dad, who is currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

Katie’s dance style will be Contemporary and her dance partner, Alexa from Flex Dance Studios.

Dance Partner


Alexa Pobjie

Alexa is a 24 year old Singer/Dancer from the Central Coast and has been trained in Performing Arts since the age of 3.

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Thank you to my Sponsors



Toe tapping to fund raise for this very worthwhile cause. Good on you Kate.


Anne And Pete

Woohoo go Katie. Good luck with the dance training. We are so excited to see your final performance - May 15th is my birthday so this is like a gift to me too hehe. You're going to be amazing.


S, J And Ruby

My name is Ruby, I am an11year old Border Collie. Last year I lost a front leg and had 6 months of Chemo from cancer. Cancer touches lots of families in different ways. Sorry that we can't be at the main event with you, looking forward to the video. Great cause, well done.


J, J, S & M

This donation is sponsoring your contemporary “Waves crashing into Avoca Beach” move...and support a very worthy cause that is close to our hearts. Lots of Love.


Event Fundraising


James Stokes

Well done sister! Can’t wait to watch the reply from San Francisco!


The Phare Family

Very proud. Looking forward to seeing your moves.


Virginia & Gary Glenn

Well done Katie. Very proud of you xx


Robyn And Bill

Keep those feet tapping for this great cause. Proud of you Katie.


Lyn Melrose

Loving what you are doing! And loving thoughts for your dad, Ian . Both of you are champions !


Jane Kirkpatrick

Go girl!!!


Coast Publishing


Samantha & Brad Cuss

Can’t wait to see you strut your stuff Katie! Go girl xx


Jas And Rich Tsen-braddock

Are you allowed to dedicate the trolley to us?? Great cause, so glad we can support!


Libby Pin

Go Katie, I’m sure those skiing hips will shine. Good luck & cant wait to see it X


Joanna Lawson

Go girl!


Marnie Graham

Go, Katie! So proud of you!! ❤️


Nicole Johnson

Go Katie, good luck!!! love from Abby and Olivia xx


Micah Lidgard

I'm 6 and I'm collecting bottles and cans to raise money for Cancer Council NSW - Central Coast. Here's my December donation :)




Natasha Sinclair


Nicole Hain


Jacqui Kwong

Fantastic, Katie! You’re such a beautiful person, friend, daughter and community champion xxx



This is awesome in so many ways, Katie!!! I’m sure you’re going to be amazing on the dance floor! All the best! Harmony, Nick & The Boys xxxx


Lynn Freeland


Megan Arkinstall

Go Katie! Enjoy and well done.


Katrina Suttie

Best of luck Katie!




Lisa Bramston

Good luck Katie, You are doing a wonderful and brave thing. I really hope your Father recovers quickly. Xx



Love it, love your work, go Katie!


Nicole Grantham

Go Katie!! What a great thing to do and a great cause.


Sarah Britz

Great cause! Good luck 😍




Michelle Standen

Best of luck!