Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (December 26). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Suicide Prevention Services Limited; in Kowloon, the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong; and in the New Territories, Pok Oi Hospital, 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 December 26 is as follows:

Region      Name of            Colour of    Colour
            Organisation       Collection   of Flag
------      ------------       ----------   -------
Hong Kong   Suicide Prevention   Red          Red
Island      Services Limited                  

Kowloon     The Mental Health    Light        Light
            Association of       Green        Green
            Hong Kong

New         Pok Oi Hospital      Red          Beige

     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, December 26, 2015
Issued at HKT 06:02