MOTORBIKERS have been asked to make donations of $100 or more to Operation Santa Claus 1994 and help underprivileged children receive proper care. The plea was made by the chairman of the 110-member Motorbike Cruisers' Club (MCC), Alnwick Chan Chi-hung, after about 15 big bikes were displayed in front of thousands of people at the Wan Chai Christmas Carnival in an effort to raise money for the Operation Santa Claus. 'At present, there are about 19,000 registered bikers in Hong Kong,' he said. 'There will be a huge amount if each owner donates $100 or more. 'The generous donors will help deprived children receive proper care and give them more happiness at Christmas.' MCC members rolled out their bikes and donned their leathers to raise money for Operation Santa Claus at the two-day Wan Chai carnival. About 15 MCC members' own beloved machines including Goldwins, Harley Davidsons and BMWs were present. The big bikes each cost between $150,000 and $200,000 and came mostly from the US, Japan and Germany. Mr Chan said the exhibition featured bikes ranging from the biggest to the most innovative in the territory and each had its own special charm. In addition to the popular bike display, a table car-racer game stall was erected at the MCC stand so children could try out their driving skills. Last year the club raised about $140,000 for the appeal through its annual charity bike show. In another show of continued support for Operation Santa Claus, Hong Kong Tramways will be donating all fares taken on their red open-topped tram emblazoned with Operation Santa Claus banners. The Victorian-style tram No 128, which travels between Western Market and North Point, will be running until the end of December.