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Three groups to sell flags for charity this Saturday

     Three charities will hold flag sales this Saturday (July 28) from 7am to 12.30pm.  They are, on Hong Kong Island, Echo Valley Evangelistic Association for the Handicaps Limited; in Kowloon, Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service, and in the New Territories, Hong Kong Renal Centre Limited, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said today (July 25).

     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 a "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 July 28 is as follows:

Region       Name of              Colour of   Colour
             Organisation         Collection  of Flag
Hong Kong    Echo Valley          Green       Green
Island       Evangelistic
             Association for
             the Handicaps
Kowloon      Kwun Tong Methodist  Green       White
             Social Service
New          Hong Kong Renal      Yellow      Beige
Territories  Centre Limited

Ends/Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:01


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