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Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (July 24). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Hong Kong Health Education and Health Promotion Foundation Limited; in Kowloon, the Society for Truth and Light; and in the New Territories, the Free Methodist Church of Hong Kong, 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 24 is as follows:

Region       Name of              Colour of   Colour
             Organisation         Collection  of
                                  Bag         Flag
------       ------------         ----------  ------       
Hong Kong    The Hong Kong        Orange      White
Island       Health Education
             and Health Promotion
             Foundation Limited
Kowloon      The Society for      Orange      Yellow
             Truth and Light
New          The Free Methodist
Territories  Church of Hong Kong  Orange      Orange

     For enquiries, please call 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 SWD's website (

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities in public places covered by the Public Subscription Permit issued by SWD have also been uploaded on 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/Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Issued at HKT 06:01


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