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Special family in the frame

The Cowboys Community Foundation and NRL Cowboys House hosted some very special visitors last weekend.

Toni and Peter Frame, Toni's dad, Barnie Davison, and two of their four children, Luke and Malcolm, took the long drive from their home on Barnett Station, two and a half hours west of Rockhampton, to Townsville so that Luke could compete in his second Laurie Spina Carnival and the family could catch the Cowboys v Dragons game at 1300SMILES Stadium.

The family's visit had another very special meaning for the Cowboys.

Since 2017, the Frame family have been regular monthly donors to the Cowboys Community Foundation in support of their work with the young people at NRL Cowboys House. 

Toni first heard about NRL Cowboys House when she and project manager Gayle de la Cruz were guest speakers at the Belyando Ladies Day at Yarmina Station last year, where they both spoke about strengthening personal well-being and resilience.

Following that introduction, the family quietly and unassumingly became regular donors to the Foundation, but it wasn't until this visit that they could be properly welcomed into the NRL Cowboys House family.

"We are so very grateful for the support of Toni and her family," Gayle de la Cruz said.

"This was our first chance to show them the impact of their donation and thank them for their amazing support.

"While they live so far away, there can be no doubt they are now very much part of our NRL Cowboys House journey!"

To make your contribution to the work of NRL Cowboys House and the Cowboys Community Foundation, visit


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