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Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (August 13). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Society for Truth and Light; in Kowloon, Pok Oi Hospital; and in the New Territories, Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee Limited, 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 August 13 is as follows:

Region        Name of       Colour of       Colour
              Organisation  Collection Bag  of Flag
------        ------------  --------------  -------
Hong Kong     The Society   Orange          Yellow
Island        for Truth
              and Light

Kowloon       Pok Oi        Red             Beige

New           Yuen Long     Yellow          White
Territories   Town Hall

     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/Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Issued at HKT 06:02


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