PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 December, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 December, 1999, 12:00am

Children from the Jockey Club Sarah Roe School in Kowloon Tong raised $3,930 for Operation Santa Claus at a special millennium Christmas concert.

The children have severe learning difficulties and some are visually impaired.

The Operation Santa total last night stood at $2,583,935.

RTHK Radio 3's Ralph Pixton auctioned two round-trip Cathay Pacific tickets to Tokyo and a night at the Great Eagle Hotel for $12,000. The successful bidders were Tehnaz Ragi and Mark Yong.

Special thanks also go to Peter Fung, David Wilson, Oliver Seidensticker, Albert Dan, Maple Country, Bill Cheung, Fontworks Ltd, John Houston, US Instruments, A. H. Vine, Gillian Townsend, Kennedy School, South Island School Year 9, Firhill Ltd, Hong Kong Cricket Club Diners, Roland Schmitt and Ferris Bye for their donations.

Tickets are available for the gala premier of Santaland Diaries, with Andy Chworowsky of the Caught in the Act Theatre tomorrow night at the Viceroy.

Call 2827 7777 for details.

Department store Sincere has collection boxes at its six Hong Kong stores where donations can be dropped off.

Donations can be left at collection boxes at these Urban Property Management centres: Park Lane Shoppers Boulevard in Tsim Sha Tsui, Sha Tin's City One Plaza, Grand Millennium Plaza in Sheung Wan and the arcades in Mei Foo Sun Chuen.

Crossed cheques payable to Operation Santa Claus 1999 can be posted to RTHK Radio 3, PO Box 70200, Kowloon. For more information call 2794 9857.