TIME is almost up for final entries to the Community Chest's Dress Casual Day on Tuesday. Companies can register on the day of the fund-raising event, but organisers say it will cause problems because of the need to get paperwork and kits to last-minute participants. 'We actually had a small number of organisations that participated in last year's event without our knowledge - only after these groups had collected the funds and delivered them to us did we know that these companies had come on board for Dress Down Day,' said the Chest's executive for campaigns, Yvonne Chan Sze-wan. Financial Secretary Sir Hamish Macleod, patron of this year's event, also encouraged businesses to take part. 'There are over 600-odd companies participating, so we are very pleased with the results so far,' said Sir Hamish, who will be seen as leading the way in the fund-raising event. More than 200,000 participation stickers have been handed out, compared with about 40,000 last year. The chairman of Inchcape Pacific, Paul Cheng Ming-fun, said he might consider bucking the dress casual mandate and go into the office wearing traditional Chinese dress, consisting of a silk jacket and pants. Last year, Inchcape employees raised more than $150,000 for the Chest's programmes.