PULLING 10 tonnes of armoured car across a forecourt may seem like a bizarre way for policemen to raise money for Operation Santa Claus, but some children at a Pine Hill school in Tai Po, loved every agonising minute of it. The sponsored tug was one of three gruelling events arranged by the Police Tactical Unit (PTU) at its headquarters in Fanling yesterday which was expected to raise more than $30,000. Two-thirds of the money will be donated to the Operation Santa Claus appeal with the rest going to the Pine Hill mentally handicapped school. Four teams of officers, at various stages of a three-month training programme in Fanling, were taken on by the instructors in the day's events. Each team competed in a seven-kilometre run, a race over the headquarters' new assault course and then the pulling of the Saxon Armoured Personnel Vehicles. By the end of the day's events the instructors had won out, but PTU Senior Inspector Joseph Tung Wai-cheung said it was the appeal which was the ultimate winner with contributions from the Detective Training School making up the total money raised. You can help the campaign and win a trip to San Francisco in this week's lucky draw for Operation Santa Claus. Singapore Airlines have donated two round-trip Raffles Class tickets to the campaign. Make a credit card pledge or send in a cheque with your business card (or name and address) for $500 before December 31, and your name will be entered in the draw. The Operation Santa Claus fund now stands at $1,514,705.