The Cathedral School have thrown their support behind the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ community work with a generous donation to the Cowboys Community Foundation.

Created to support such projects as NRL Cowboys House, the Foundation is a community-owned charity improving employment, health and social outcomes for young North Queenslanders through education-based programs.

Cathedral Head of Junior School Luke Baills said the school ran several fundraising events each year, the proceeds of which were given to external organisations working in the community.

“In this instance, we have raised $1,800 at a school disco in which students came dressed as their football heroes,” Mr Baills said.

“The school is thrilled to be able to support such a great project as NRL Cowboys House by gifting these funds to the Cowboys Community Foundation.

“The Cathedral School and the Cowboys have had a proud history of co-operation and partnership; it’s a relationship we treasure and value. A good deal of our students regularly attend Cowboys matches as members and fans.”

Junior school leaders presented the funds to Cowboys community ambassador Matt Bowen at a special school assembly last week.