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Regional flag day today
     Three charities have been issued Public Subscription Permits to hold flag sales on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and in the New Territories separately from 7am to 12.30pm today (May 23). The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has been informed by two of the charities that the regional flag-selling activities scheduled to be held by them have been cancelled, a spokesman for the SWD said.
     Information on the regional flag-selling activity today is as follows:
Region Name of organisation and contact information Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Kowloon The Industrial Evangelistic Fellowship Limited
Contact Person: Ms Lee
Contact number: 2798 0180
Yellow White
     Contact information for the organisations that have cancelled regional flag-selling activities is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Contact person Contact number
Hong Kong Island Pentecostal Holiness Church Shaukiwan Assembly Limited Gilead Social Service Centre Mr Tsang 2539 6636
New Territories Hong Chi Association Ms Hon 2661 0709
     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/tc/index/site_pubsvc/page_controlofc/sub_flagdays/).
     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 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/Saturday, May 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 6:00
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