Predator movie icon visits sci-fi fan Lucas in Paisley


A caring boy who raided his precious collection of toys and figurines to help a call received a special visit in return.

Lucas Webster is a fan of all things science fiction, comics, Pop! heads and Digimon and amassed a large collection.

Her mother Sandra spotted an online call from famous charity fundraiser and cosplay community member Alastair Neil looking for donations.

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She and Lucas were only too happy to help. And Alastair treated Lucas by collecting donations disguised as Predator from the iconic 1987 film.

Sandra said: “I had seen Alastair put out a social media appeal asking for donations of toys that he would bring to a children’s home.

“Lucas went through his collection and decided to donate 10. He also donated a few books, it was a big step for him to do so. Lucas is a hell of a collector, he knows what he likes.

“I was very proud of him. I hope that made other kids smile.

Lucas, 20, who has autism, was born with an abnormal chromosome and an extremely rare condition called Townes-Brocks syndrome.

Doctors say there is no other recorded case in the world of a patient with these two genetic conditions.

He has been on kidney dialysis since March 2020 because his kidney function has declined rapidly.

Lucas has spent most of his life taking medication to manage kidney failure. Sandra said he is still waiting for his last surgery to make him eligible for the transplant list.

He lives with Sandra and her younger brother Callum, in Glenburn, Paisley.

Sandra added: “Alastair had planned to visit Lucas when he was not feeling well, but couldn’t due to the lockdown.

“We can’t surprise Lucas, so he knew Alastair was coming. He couldn’t help but smile. He was looking forward to this, he was so happy.

“I am so grateful to Alastair for coming to visit him. Lucas still talks about it, it meant so much to him.

Glasgow man Alastair said: “I do a lot of things for different charities. For me, it’s about making people smile.

“I knew Lucas was a fan of science fiction and Predator. Sandra contacted me through my sister on Facebook. Covid has canceled a lot of the big cosplay and Comicon events so I took smaller tours. I have a reputation for living in my costume!

“I brought Lucas some t-shirts and key chains to cheer him up, his smile was worth the trip.”

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