Ian Rankin auctions thriller character name for charity Tagged with: auction Celebrity Events Photo: Hello, my name is… by Alexskopje on Shutterstock.com Advertisement Thriller author Ian Rankin is offering to name a character in his next book after the highest bidder in a charity auction.Individuals and companies can bid for their name to appear in the next Ian Rankin thriller. The auction is being held to raise funds for the Independent newspaper’s Christmas appeal.The idea is not new. John Baguley, Director of Fundraising at the International Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture, ran a similar event, the Immortality Auction, in December 2000.Bidders should e-mail The Independent with the name, address and telephone number. Howard Lake | 28 December 2001 | News 109 total views, 1 views today 110 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.