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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 (August 29). 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
Hong Kong Island World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong
Contact Person: Mr Chan
Contact Number: 2161 9682
Blue White
     Contact information for the organisations that have cancelled regional flag-selling activities is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Contact person Contact number
Kowloon Open Door Ministries Limited Ms Yau 2379 9158
New Territories Tseung Kwan O Sion Church Limited Ms Leung 2706 5128
     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities, including any updated information, covered by the issued Public Subscription Permits have been published on the GovHK website (www.gov.hk/en/theme/fundraising/search). Permits for flag days containing information on contact methods of the flag-selling organisations and 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_flagdays) for reference. For enquiries, please call the SWD's hotline at 2343 2255, or the designated hotline of the 1823 Call Centre at 3142 2678.
     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, August 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 6:00
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