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Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (March 7). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped; in Kowloon, Apostolic Faith Church of Hong Kong Limited; and in the New Territories, Fung Kai Public School, 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 March 7 is as follows:

Region       Name of              Colour of   Colour
             Organisation         Collection  of Flag
------       ------------         ----------  ------
Hong Kong    The Hong Kong Joint   Yellow     White
Island       Council of Parents
             of the Mentally

Kowloon      Apostolic Faith       Orange     Orange
             Church of Hong
             Kong Limited      

New          Fung Kai Public       Yellow     White
Territories  School

     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, March 7, 2015
Issued at HKT 06:01


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