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Regional flag day today
     Three charities have been issued Public Subscription Permits to hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (November 11). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Royal British Legion (Hong Kong & China Branch); in Kowloon, Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps; and in the New Territories, New Territories Association of Societies (Community Services) Foundation, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said.

     Arrangements have been made with the charities to help people distinguish between the three flag-selling activities.

     Information on the three flag-selling organisations on November 11 is as follows:
Region Name of Organisation Colour of Collection Bag Colour of Flag
Hong Kong Island The Royal British Legion (Hong Kong & China Branch) White Red
Kowloon Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps Blue Blue
New Territories New Territories Association of Societies (Community Services) Foundation Orange White

     For enquiries, please call the SWD's hotline at 2343 2255, or the Charitable Fund-raising Control Team at 2832 4311 during office hours. Information on the flag days of the month is available at the SWD's website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_whatsnew/). Permits for flag days containing contact information of the flag-selling organisations and information on the approved flag-selling activities have also been uploaded to the SWD's website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_controlofc/sub_recentlyap/). For enquiries about the detailed flag-selling arrangements, please contact the individual flag-selling organisation.

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities covered by the Public Subscription Permit issued by the SWD have also been uploaded to the GovHK website (www.gov.hk/fundraising).
     In the case of suspected fraudulent flag day activities, people should not make any donation and should immediately report the matter to the Police, the spokesman added.
Ends/Saturday, November 11, 2017
Issued at HKT 6:00
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