Regional flag day today

     Three charities will hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (July 26). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Eternal Flame Action; in Kowloon, Kwun Tong Resident Association; and in the New Territories, Direction Association for the Handicapped, 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 July 26 is as follows:
Region Name of Organisation Colour of Collection Bag Colour of Flag
Hong Kong Island Eternal Flame Action White Light Green
Kowloon Kwun Tong Resident Association Orange Orange
New Territories Direction Association for the Handicapped Yellow White

     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 (

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities covered by Public Subscription Permit issued by the SWD have also been uploaded to the GovHK website (
     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, July 26, 2017
Issued at HKT 6:00