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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys game day just got even brighter with 30 special individuals from Althea Projects to be in the stands at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday night, thanks to Southern Cross Austereo.

Each home game, a Field of Dreams partner donates tickets to recognise the contribution of a community organisation to North Queensland, with 360 special guests a year who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to attend a Cowboys game watching their heroes live in action.

This week, program partner Southern Cross Austereo have donated 30 tickets to Althea Projects in recognition of their important work to support children in need, giving them the best opportunity to have a happy childhood.

Althea Projects offers programs – such as Shared Family Care, their foster care program – to support children who are unable to reside in their family home because of an unfavourable living environment.

Program Manager Sharon Thorburn said the program is a wonderful opportunity to reward foster and kinship carers who support vulnerable children in our community.

“Foster carers provide a safe and caring home for children aged from birth to 18 years. This can be short term for a few days or weeks, or longer term over several years,” Ms Thorburn said.

“Carers provide an invaluable volunteer service in the support of children and young people.

“The carers and children in our program are really looking forward to the game; it’s something the children in particular wouldn’t normally have the chance to do.”

For more information on Althea Projects, visit altheaprojects.org.au