Merrill Lynch's Pacific Region Debt Markets Group held their Christmas party at the Aberdeen Marina Club and raised $55,000 for Operation Santa Claus by auctioning two nights in a suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Thanks also go to the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation for their donation of $20,000. Personal donations totalled $31,500. Special thanks to M. Ozokio, Greta Wong, Ferris Bye, Maria Fan and Tara Brennan for their donations. The contributions brought yesterday's grand total to $2,577,090. Drop your donations into collecting boxes at these Urban Property Management centres: Sha Tin's City One Plaza, Grand Millennium Plaza in Sheung Wan, the Parklane Shopper's Boulevard in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsuen Wan's Riviera Plaza and the arcades in Mei Foo Sun Chuen. Crossed cheques payable to Operation Santa should be posted to RTHK Radio 3, PO Box 70200, Kowloon. Internet users can learn more of the South China Morning Post and RTHK Radio 3 campaign on www.scmp.com and www.rthk.org.hk Further information from Nathalie Rahman or Zoe Lack on 2339 6418.