Aberdeenshire Foodbank says thanks to local author Sam

Sam Lucas hands over the cheque to Aberdeenshire North Foodbank staff.
Sam Lucas hands over the cheque to Aberdeenshire North Foodbank staff.

Aberdeenshire North Foodbank has received a funding boost following a donation of £500 from local author Sam Lucas.

Sam has donated the proceeds of the sales of his book ‘Beneath the Dome’, having covered the costs of the launch, travel and printing himself.

On being asked why he chose Aberdeenshire North Foodbank, he Said: “ ‘Beneath the Dom’ is set in an alternate reality were our present timeline is slightly different.

“The story follows the adventures of two Russian cosmonauts on board the International Space Station at the beginning of a three-month tour.

“Throughout their conversation, the reader learns about the food crisis that is taking place in Russia and the rest of the world. One of the main themes within the story is that wealthy have access to food, but the poor do not - but I must stress that the book is firstly a comedy and the issue, although serious to those in need, is dealt in a light-hearted amusing manner.”

Sam’s launch was was held by Tesco’s Inverurie and Huntly, Formartines at Tarves, Ellon, Delgaty Castle near Turriff , Auld Alliance Antiques in Dinnet, Butterworth Gallery at Balogie and Better Read Books in Ellon, all of whom he thanks

Debbie Rennie, Aberdeenshire North Foodbank manager said: “We are delighted to receive such a generous donation from Sam and really interested in the fact his story made him choose us as a charity to support. Financial donations are really important to us as they allow us meet our running costs across the year so a huge thank you to Sam and all who purchased his book.”

Sam’s next book ‘Beyond the Dome’, the sequel to ‘Beneath the Dome’ will be launched later this month at the Auld Alliance Antiques.

Sam is hoping to raise more money for the foodbank at this event.

Aberdeenshire North Foodbank has been providing emergency food and support to local people since 2013. More than 55 tonnes of food were donated by the local community between April 2018 and March this year.