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Regional flag-selling activities cancelled
     The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has been informed by three flag day organisers that regional flag-selling activities in public places originally scheduled to be held today (January 30) have been cancelled, a spokesman for the SWD said.
     Three charities had been issued Public Subscription Permits to hold flag sales from 7am to 12.30pm today. They are, on Hong Kong Island, Chinese Evangelical Zion Church Limited; in Kowloon, the Hong Kong Road Safety Association; and in the New Territories, North District Hospital Charitable Foundation.
     For enquiries, please contact the organisations concerned. Contact information of the organisations is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Contact person Contact number
Hong Kong Island Chinese Evangelical Zion Church Limited Miss Leung 2324 0113
Kowloon The Hong Kong Road Safety Association Mr Han 2577 9682
New Territories North District Hospital Charitable Foundation Mr Man 2683 8888

     Details of the charitable fund-raising activities 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, January 30, 2021
Issued at HKT 6:00
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