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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 (February 3). They are, on Hong Kong Island, The Society for Truth and Light; in Kowloon, The Hong Kong Asthma Society; and in the New Territories, The Church of United Brethren in Christ, Social Service Division, a spokesman for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said.
     Arrangements have been made with the charities to help people to distinguish among the three flag-selling activities.
     Information on the three flag-selling organisations on February 3 is as follows:
Region Name of organisation Colour of collection bag Colour of flag
Hong Kong Island The Society for Truth and Light Orange Orange
Kowloon The Hong Kong Asthma Society Purple White
New Territories The Church of United Brethren in Christ, Social Service Division Blue White
     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/ngo/controlofc/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 3, 2024
Issued at HKT 6:00
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