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Flag Day

Letters to the Editor, November 8, 2012

Lu Ping has criticised some protesters. Photo: SCMP

Former top official being unfair to city

Comments made by Lu Ping, former director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, are unfair to the city ("Love China or leave it, says Lu Ping", November 1).

Thursday, 8 November, 2012, 2:08am

Challenge yourself to something new

I decided to volunteer to sell stickers for charity on flag day. I think it is important because the money raised will be spent providing better services for people with lower incomes.

I asked a western woman to buy a flag, even though my English is poor. I was so surprised when she gave me HK$100.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Flag day findings may boost sticker sales

Volunteer Queeny Leung is often snubbed by pedestrians when she sells charity stickers on flag days.

To understand the reasons behind people's indifference to charity, the Form Two student and four of her classmates conducted a study on consumer behaviour on flag days.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

WWF seeks help for HK flag day

WWF Hong Kong is recruiting volunteers for a flag day later this month.

The event aims to raise funds for the World Wide Fund for Nature's programmes and to promote its valuable work among the public.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Government grants 57 organisations permission to raise funds

Updated at 4.51pm: The government has granted 57 organisations permission to raise funds during December, a Social Welfare Department (SWD) spokesman said on Friday.

The organisations will sell flags, tokens or similar items, and place donation boxes in designated public places.

29 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Taking care

Who says Hong Kong is not a charitable place? Just this weekend alone, there are two events to help those living with HIV/Aids. Tonight, Aids Concern hosts a huge party at Jumbo Floating Restaurant. All proceeds from 'The Seduction of the Pleasure Dome' bash go to the charity. And on Saturday, The Society for Aids Care is conducting a flag day.

10 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Charities fight for flagging donations

The ailing economy and competition between worthy causes has left Hong Kong charities struggling to raise money.

Many charities say they are feeling the pinch so much that on flag days they are unable to raise the minimum amount required to get government approval for a permit to collect the following year.

26 Jul 2001 - 12:00am