A BOOK written by two brothers while they spent lockdown has raised £20,000 for good causes, including Oxford’s hospitals.

Karsten and Kaius Vun wanted to use their time to do something productive, so created their very own book, called Tales and Adventures from Hong Kong, complete with their own illustrations.

The pair, who attend Oxford’s Dragon School but returned home to Hong Kong for lockdown, raised an incredible £20,000 which is being shared among causes, including Oxford Hospitals Charity.

While there, they thought a lot about the important work being done in hospitals and laboratories back in Oxford, and decided they wanted to do something to make a difference.

Karsten, 12, said: “Writing the book was a great experience, but it doesn’t beat being able to help others in these unusual times.”

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His 10-year-old brother added: “It’s more than a book to us, it’s also an invitation to our friends and family to be charitable and give back to the community.”

Dr Bruno Holthof, chief executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I was delighted to meet Karsten and Kaius and be able to thank them personally for their generous support.

"We are incredibly grateful to them for putting their lockdown time to such creative use and for wanting to help the patients and staff in our hospitals.”

Douglas Graham, chief executive of Oxford Hospitals Charity added: ‘What an inspiration the boys are. "Donations like this, especially during the pandemic, make such a difference to our hospitals, allowing us to provide important extra support for our NHS staff and also to make sure patients get the extra help they need."