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Three groups to sell flags for charity this Saturday

     Three charities will hold flag sales this Saturday (May 19) from 7am to 12.30pm. They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Girls' Brigade Hong Kong; in Kowloon, Chinese Evangelical Zion Church Limited; and in the New Territories, Pok Oi Hospital, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said today (May 16).

     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 19 is as follows:

Region       Name of              Colour of   Colour
             Organisation         Collection  of Flag
Hong Kong    The Girls' Brigade   Purple      Light
Island       Hong Kong                        Purple
Kowloon      Chinese Evangelical  Yellow      Light
             Zion Church Limited              Blue    
New          Pok Oi Hospital      Red         White

Ends/Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Issued at HKT 12:01


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