BUY a Basher cartoon as a Christmas gift for just $500 and you can help raise money for Operation Santa Claus. Make your order by calling 339 6418 and the proceeds will go to the fund, which yesterday reached $1,360,392. Students at the Yau Tse Tin Memorial College in Tuen Mun raised $45,450.10. It is the second year the government school has participated. But this time they have been busier than ever organising spellathons and arranging incentive prizes for the classes and the individuals who raised the most money. The grand finale was a fancy dress competition for the teachers, with the headmistress stealing the show looking spruce and sparkling as a Christmas tree. From today, donors can call Sally Herdman on 339 6418 and make pledges to Operation Santa Claus on VISA or Mastercard. Donation collection boxes are still available at all outlets of Esprit, the Body Shop, Mad Dogs and Oliver's.