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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 (December 27). They are, on Hong Kong Island, The Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club; in Kowloon, Hong Kong Kidney Foundation Limited; and in the New Territories, Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee 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 27 is as follows:
Region Name of Organisation Colour of Collection Bag Colour of Flag
Hong Kong Island The Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club Red Red
Kowloon Hong Kong Kidney Foundation Limited Red White
New Territories Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee Limited 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 available at the SWD's website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_whatsnew).  Permits for the flag day containing contact information of the flag-selling organisations and information on 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 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).

     If any flag day activity is suspected to be fraudulent, people should not make any donation and should immediately report the matter to the Police, the spokesman added.
Ends/Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 6:00
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