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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 27). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Barnabas Charitable Service Association Limited; in Kowloon,
the Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod; 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 October 27 is as follows:
Region Name of Organisation Colour of Collection Bag Colour of Flag
Hong Kong Island Barnabas Charitable Service Association Limited Pink White
Kowloon The Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod Purple Purple
New Territories OIWA Limited Orange Light Blue

     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 days 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 the detailed flag-selling arrangements, please contact the individual flag-selling organisations.

     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, the spokesman added.
Ends/Saturday, October 27, 2018
Issued at HKT 6:00
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