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Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (August 12). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the International Nature Loving Association Limited; in Kowloon, Construction Charity Fund; and in the New Territories, Taishan Charitable Association 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 12 is as follows:

Region      Name of            Colour of   Colour
            Organisation       Collection  of Flag
---------   -----------------  ----------  ----------

Hong Kong   The International  Dark Green  Dark Green
Island      Nature Loving

Kowloon     Construction       Dark Green    White
            Charity Fund

New         Taishan Charitable    White       Pink
Territories Association

      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 12, 2015
Issued at HKT 06:02


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