Raising money doesn't have to mean a boring donation tin. It can be loads of fun, especially if you get the chance to dress up, get involved in a tug-of-war, or throw pies at your teachers. Students at South Island School have been dressing up over the past week. Wearing different costumes on different days, they raised cash for several charitable causes. Andrea Yung, 17, a Year 12 student and one of the charity representatives, said, 'Every day we had different themes, and the money will go to different organisations, including Operation Santa Claus.' Operation Santa Claus is the campaign run in the lead-up to Christmas. It is co-organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post, and this year will help 27 charities. Andrea was dressed as an LA Lakers basketball player along with fellow student Matthew Page, 16 - they were basketball twins. Being a twin was one of the daily themes, as were superheroes and professions. Edwina Leung, 16, dressed up as a doctor for the day of professions, while Lakshmi Pillai, 17, in Year 13, was ready for bed - at about 11 in the morning - with pyjamas, dressing gown, and a fluffy duck. Cynthia Chan, with huge glasses, was a cartoon character, while Jonny Hui, 16, was dressed in a tight pink sleeveless top and pink mini-skirt. No one could quite work out what he was going as, but with those legs, it could be the start of a successful modelling career. At the Delia School of Canada in Taikoo Shing, younger students took advantage of willing teachers and the annual chance to throw a pie in their faces. Teachers, and the deputy principal, were kitted out in shower caps and black sacks ready for the dessert cream onslaught. Students had to pay HK$3 before trying to get a ball in a basketball net. If they missed, they had to queue up and pay HK$3 again; if they scored, they were handed a paper plate of cream to slap in the face of a teacher. It may have been messy, but it was great fun, and just part of the six days of fundraising organised by the school.