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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 (January 28). They are, on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Blind Union; in Kowloon, Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong; and in the New Territories, Pentecostal Church of Hong Kong, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said.

     Arrangements have been made with the charities to help people distinguish among the three flag-selling activities.   

     Information on the three flag-selling organisations on January 28 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island Hong Kong Blind Union Yellow Blue
Kowloon Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong Beige Pink
New Territories Pentecostal Church of Hong Kong Yellow Powder 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, January 28, 2023
Issued at HKT 6:00
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