AS part of its charity campaign, a Petworth builders merchant is holding a charity silent auction with one lot that could make the ultimate Christmas present.
Best-selling crime author Peter James is offering the highest bidder the chance to have their name immortalised in print forever and become a character in his next novel.
Branch manager Simon Cook 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 winner and a guest will also be invited to attend the novel launch party in June, 2014 and will receive a signed copy of the finished book.
The Chandlers £50k Challenge aims to raise £50,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in honour of employee Rob Sadler, a cystic fibrosis sufferer.
To make a bid, visit the website www.chandlersbs.co.uk and click on the Chandlers £50k Challenge tab.
Bidding closes at midnight on December 15 and all the money raised will go to the charity.