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Regional flag day today
     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (July 20). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council; in Kowloon, Hong Kong-Macao Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists; and in the New Territories, the Women's Foundation 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 20 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Yellow Yellow
Kowloon Hong Kong-Macao Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists Orange Yellow
New Territories The Women's Foundation Limited Red Orange

      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/Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Issued at HKT 6:00
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