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Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (July 6). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Playright Children's Play Association; in Kowloon, Regeneration Society Limited; and in the New Territories, the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said.

     Arrangements have been made with the charities to help people distinguish between the three flag-selling activities.

     Information on the three flag-selling organisations on July 6 is as follows:

Region       Name of               Colour of   Colour
             Organisation          Collection  of
                                   Bag         Flag
------       ------------          ----------  ------
Hong Kong    Playright Children's    Orange    White
Island       Play Association

Kowloon      Regeneration Society     Blue     Yellow

New          The Finnish             Yellow    White
Territories  Evangelical
             Lutheran Mission

     For enquiries, please call the SWD'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 SWD's website (

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities covered by the Public Subscription Permit issued by the SWD have also been uploaded to the GovHK 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.

Ends/Saturday, July 6, 2013
Issued at HKT 06:00


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