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Regional flag day today
     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (May 6). They are, on Hong Kong Island, the Methodist Church, Hong Kong Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre; in Kowloon, the Hong Kong Association of Senior Citizens; and in the New Territories, Hong Kong Evangelical Church Social Service 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 May 6 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island The Methodist Church, Hong Kong Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre Green White
Kowloon The Hong Kong Association of Senior Citizens White White
New Territories Hong Kong Evangelical Church Social Service Limited Green Beige
     For enquiries, please call the SWD's hotline at 2343 2255, or the Charitable Fund-raising Control Team 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, May 6, 2017
Issued at HKT 6:00
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