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Three groups to sell flags for charity this Saturday

     Three charities will hold flag sales this Saturday (January 7) from 7am to 12.30pm. They are, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Eating Disorders Association Limited; in Kowloon, Kwun Tong Resident Association; and in the New Territories, Hong Chi Association, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said today (January 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 January 7 is as follows:

Region      Name of               Colour of   Colour
            Organisation          Collection  of Flag

Hong Kong   Hong Kong Eating      Yellow      Yellow
Island      Disorders Association

Kowloon     Kwun Tong Resident    Orange      Orange

New         Hong Chi Association  Green       White

Ends/Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Issued at HKT 12:02


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