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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 (December 17). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Suicide Prevention Services Limited; in Kowloon, Rotary Club of Hong Kong City North Community Service Fund Limited; and in the New Territories, Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee Limited, 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 December 17 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island Suicide Prevention Services Limited Red Light wood
Kowloon Rotary Club of Hong Kong City North Community Service Fund Limited Yellow Light blue
New Territories Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee Limited Yellow Light blue
     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, December 17, 2022
Issued at HKT 6:00
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