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Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (January 31). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Buddhist Society for the Blind Limited; in Kowloon, Windshield Charitable Foundation; and in the New Territories, OIWA 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 January 31 is as follows:

Region       Name of             Colour of     Colour
             Organisation        Collection    of
                                 Bag           Flag                
------       ------------        ----------    ------
Hong Kong    Hong Kong Buddhist    Red         Light
Island       Society for the                   Green
             Blind Limited

Kowloon      Windshield           Yellow       White

New          OIWA Limited         Orange       Pink

     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, January 31, 2015
Issued at HKT 06:01


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