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Regional flag day today
     Three charities have been issued Public Subscription Permits to hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today (October 14). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association; in Kowloon, Shatin Emmanuel Church; and in the New Territories, North District Hospital Charitable Foundation, 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 14 is as follows:
Region Name of Organisation Colour of Collection Bag Colour of Flag
Hong Kong Island Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association Blue Blue
Kowloon Shatin Emmanuel Church Yellow Purple
New Territories North District Hospital Charitable Foundation Purple Light Purple

     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 available at the SWD's website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_whatsnew). Permits for flag day containing contact information of the flag-selling organisations and information of the approved flag-selling activities have also been uploaded to the SWD's website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_pubsvc/page_controlofc/sub_recentlyap).  For enquiries about the detailed flag-selling arrangements, please contact the individual flag-selling organisation.

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities covered by 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, the spokesman added.
Ends/Saturday, October 14, 2017
Issued at HKT 6:00
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