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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 14). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Hans Andersen Club Limited; in Kowloon, 1st Step Association Limited; and in the New Territories, Tin Shui Wai Women Association 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 14 is as follows:
Region Name of Organisation Colour of Collection Bag Colour of Flag
Hong Kong Island Hans Andersen Club Limited Orange White
Kowloon 1st Step Association Limited Orange Orange
New Territories Tin Shui Wai Women Association Limited Pink White
     For enquiries, please call the SWD's hotline at 2343 2255, or the designated hotline of the 1823 Call Centre at 3142 2678. Information on flag days is available at the SWD's website (www.swd.gov.hk/en/index/site_whatsnew) and the GovHK portal (www.gov.hk/en/theme/fundraising/search). 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).
     If any flag day activities are suspected to be fraudulent, people should not make any donation and should immediately report the matter to the Police, the spokesman added.
Ends/Saturday, December 14, 2019
Issued at HKT 6:00
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