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Regional flag day today
     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (January 21). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres; in Kowloon, Hans Andersen Club Limited; and in the New Territories, OIWA 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 January 21 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres Orange Orange
Kowloon Hans Andersen Club Limited Orange White
New Territories OIWA Limited Orange Pink
     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, January 21, 2017
Issued at HKT 6:00
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