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Regional flag day today
     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (August 10). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club; in Kowloon, End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation; and in the New Territories, Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee 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 10 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island The Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club Red Red
Kowloon End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation Purple White
New Territories Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee Limited Orange White

     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, August 10, 2016
Issued at HKT 6:00
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