Chance to have your name immortalised in Peter James crime novel

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A Christmas gift that is suitable for any member of the family and will be around forever is available from a highly unlikely source.

As part of Chandlers Building Supplies’ £50,000 charity campaign, the Lewes builders merchant is holding a charity silent auction, and there is one lot that could make the ultimate Christmas present.

Best-selling crime author Peter James is offering the chance for one lucky person to become a character in his next novel. The highest bidder will be able to have their name or their company name immortalised in print forever.

Peter’s series of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novels are published in 36 languages, with world sales of 14 million, so instant global celebrity or advertising awaits this lucky winner.

Tim Parsons, Chandlers Building Supplies’ Lewes Branch Manager, said: “This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and something that could make a fantastic Christmas gift. A big thank you in advance to anyone that supports our charity campaign and makes a bid, it really is appreciated.”

The winning bidder and a guest will also be invited to attend the novel’s launch party in June 2014 and will receive a signed copy of the finished book. The Chandlers £50k Challenge is aiming to raise £50,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in honour of Chandlers’ employee Rob Sadler, a cystic fibrosis sufferer himself.

To make a bid for the Peter James characterisation, visit the Chandlers website - - and click on the Chandlers £50k Challenge tab. Bidding closes at midnight on Sunday, December 15, and 100 per cent of the money will go towards the appeal.