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Three groups to sell flags for charity this Saturday

     Three charities will hold flag sales this Saturday (May 7) from 7am to 12.30pm. They are: on Hong Kong Island, Centre for Restoration of Human Relationships Limited; in Kowloon, Ladder Mission Limited, and in the New Territories, Cheung Chau Island Women's Association Limited, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said today (May 4).

     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 at 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. Members of the public may browse the Reference Guide on the SWD homepage (

     Information on the three flag-selling organisations on May 7 is as follows:

Region      Name of                Colour of   Colour
            Organisation           Collection  of
                                   Bag         Flag
Hong Kong   Centre for Restoration Green       Green
Island      of Human Relationships

Kowloon     Ladder Mission Limited Purple      Purple

New         Cheung Chau Island      Pink       Pink
Territories Women's Association

Ends/Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Issued at HKT 14:01


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