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Three groups to sell flags for charity on Saturday

     Three charities would hold flag sales on Hong Kong Island (The Society for Truth and Light), in Kowloon (The Hong Kong Award for Young People) and the New Territories (Suicide Prevention Services) respectively on Saturday (February 13), a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said today (February 10).

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

     For enquiries, please call the department's hotline at 2343 2255, or SWD headquarters at 2832 4311 during office hours.

     Information on the flag days of the month is also available on the department's website (

     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 Government has promulgated the "Reference Guide on Best Practices for Charitable Fund-raising Activities" for voluntary compliance by the charitable organisations. People may browse the Reference Guide on SWD homepage (

     Information on the three flag-selling organisations on Saturday is as follows:

             Name of         Colour of        Colour
Region       Organisation    Collection Bag   of Flag
------       ------------    --------------   -------
Hong Kong    The Society for    Orange        White
Island       Truth and Light

Kowloon      The Hong Kong      Orange        Yellow
             Award for Young

New          Suicide            Red           Red
Territories  Prevention

Ends/Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Issued at HKT 18:15


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