Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (July 22). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod; in Kowloon, CBN Hong Kong Limited; and in the New Territories, the Urban Peacemaker Evangelistic Fellowship 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 July 22 is as follows:

Region       Name of                 Colour of    Colour
             Organisation            Collection   of Flag
------       ------------            ----------   -------
Hong Kong    The Chinese Rhenish       Purple      Orange
Island       Church Hong Kong Synod

Kowloon      CBN Hong Kong Limited     White       White

New          The Urban Peacemaker      Orange      Orange
Territories  Evangelistic
             Fellowship Limited

     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, July 22, 2015
Issued at HKT 06:00