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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 (February 12) 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, Hok Yau Club; in Kowloon, Rehabilitation Alliance Hong Kong; and in the New Territories, Silence Limited.
     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 Hok Yau Club Mr Leung 2397 6116
Kowloon Rehabilitation Alliance Hong Kong Mr Lau 2337 0826
New Territories Silence Limited Mr Lai 2777 0919

     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, February 12, 2022
Issued at HKT 6:00
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