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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 (November 27). They are, on Hong Kong Island, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation; in Kowloon, Greeners Action; and in the New Territories, Asbury Methodist Social Service, 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 November 27 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Yellow Purple
Kowloon Greeners Action Light Green Yellow
New Territories Asbury Methodist Social Service Green Lime
     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, November 27, 2021
Issued at HKT 6:00
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