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Regional flag day today
     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (July 16). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Pentecostal Holiness Church Shaukiwan Assembly Limited Gilead Social Service Centre; in Kowloon, Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service; and in the New Territories, Shatin Women's 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 July 16 is as follows:
Region          Name of                                Colour of            Colour
                   Organisation                          Collection Bag     of Flag
----------     -------------------------            ----------------    ----------
Hong Kong   Pentecostal Holiness Church        Purple             Purple
Island          Shaukiwan Assembly Limited
                   Gilead Social Service Centre
Kowloon       Kwun Tong Methodist                  Green             Green
                   Social Service
New             Shatin Women's Association         Green             White
Territories     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 (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_whatsnew/).

     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 (www.gov.hk/fundraising).

     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, July 16, 2016
Issued at HKT 6:00
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