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Regional flag day today
     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (December 17). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Windshield Charitable Foundation; in Kowloon, Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association; and in the New Territories, the Urban Peacemaker Evangelistic Fellowship 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 December 17 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island Windshield Charitable Foundation Yellow White
Kowloon Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association Green Green
New Territories The Urban Peacemaker Evangelistic Fellowship Limited Orange 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/Saturday, December 17, 2016
Issued at HKT 6:00
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