Three groups to sell flags for charity this Saturday

     Three charities will hold flag sales on Hong Kong Island (The Royal British Legion (Hong Kong & China Branch)), in Kowloon (International Buddhist Progress Society (Hong Kong) Limited) and the New Territories (The Parents' Association of Pre-School Handicapped Children) respectively from 7am to 12.30pm this Saturday (November 12), a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said today (November 9).

     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 SWD homepage (

     Information on the three flag-selling organisations on November 12 is as follows:

Region       Name of               Colour of   Colour
             Organisation          Collection  of
                                   Bag         Flag
Hong Kong    The Royal British     White       Red
Island       Legion (Hong Kong
             & China Branch)
Kowloon      International         Red         Red
             Buddhist Progress
             Society (Hong Kong)
New          The Parents'          Red         White
Territories  Association of
             Handicapped Children

Ends/Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Issued at HKT 14:01