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 (January 22) 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, Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Limited; in Kowloon, Rotary Club of Hong Kong City North Community Service Fund Limited; and in the New Territories, Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong.
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||Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Limited||Miss Chan||3550 5529|
|Kowloon||Rotary Club of Hong Kong City North Community Service Fund Limited||Mr Leung||9047 1287|
|New Territories||Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong||Miss Hui||3692 5468|
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.
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