Buckie Thistle bosses say it is “great to have a cash boost” after auctioning-off a signed copy of horror author Stephen King’s latest book.
The bond between the club and the legendary horror writer came about after he mentioned the Moray side in If It Bleeds, which was released in April.
At that time, he told the Press and Journal he had settled on the Jags out of every team in Scotland because he thought the name was “so colourful”.
Club chiefs were delighted, if somewhat bemused, by the unlikely bit of fame and evvery bit as surprised when the author of works including The Shining, Carrie, The Green Mile and It then sent two signed copies of the book.
As a thank you, the club sent him some merchandise in return.
The club put one signed copy up for auction, with Lancashire-based fan Jamie Watt and his daughter Lucy the successful bidders, boosting the club’s coffers by £900.
The second copy is being kept safe at Victoria Park.
The funds will raised will go towards helping the club deal with the financial implications of the pandemic.
Commercial director Lynne Sutherland said: “There has been a lot of interest from the fans and even further a field with the auction, which brought in much needed cash, and has been great publicity for the club too.
“We continue fundraising to support the club as there is no income coming in.”