While many other teenagers spend their pocket money on the latest tech or fashion, Christchurch twins Callum and Mackay Wakefield are doing their bit to help others.

The 14-year-olds chose to donate their Christmas money to New Zealand Red Cross to support others in their community.

“Red Cross does a lot of things helping people,” Mackay explains. “That’s why we thought it was a good idea to give our money to Red Cross.”

It’s not the first time the twins have donated to Red Cross. In Year Six, after doing a research project on diseases, they fundraised $700 to support Red Cross’ Ebola response in West Africa. The Riccarton High School students have both completed First Aid Training with New Zealand Red Cross and also volunteered their time to help out at their local Rose Day this year.

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