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Regional flag day today
     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (October 8). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Association for Cleft Lip and Palate; in Kowloon, Hong Kong & Macau Lutheran Church Social Service Limited; and in the New Territories, The Hong Kong Buddhist Association, 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 October 8 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island Hong Kong Association for Cleft Lip and Palate Yellow Beige
Kowloon Hong Kong & Macau Lutheran Church Social Service Limited
Light Green White
New Territories The Hong Kong Buddhist Association Orange Yellow

     For enquiries, please call 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 Public Subscription Permit issued by the SWD have also been uploaded on the GovHK website (www.gov.hk/fundraising).

     If any flag day activity is suspected to be fraudulent, people should not make any donation and should immediately report the matter to the Police.
Ends/Saturday, October 8, 2016
Issued at HKT 6:00
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