THE Chelmsley Wood brother of a Big Issue vendor, who was killed on the streets of Birmingham, is doing a charity sky dive in his memory.
Wayne Busst and his friend Ian Gladwish were stabbed to death within minutes of each other on January 11 of this year.
The incident sent shockwaves through the city and many people turned out to pay their respects at a memorial service a fortnight later.
Now Wayne’s brother Jack has decided to give something back and will be doing the dive this month to raise £1,000 for the Big Issue Foundation.
The organisation helps those living on the streets to rebuild their lives.
“My brother was a happy person and intent on putting his life back on track turning to the Big Issue Foundation for the opportunity to earn his own money,” he said.
“Without organisations like the Big Issue Foundation the people who are homeless can be seen as a burden to society and people are often overlooked and not treated as the human beings they are. Now I feel it’s my turn to give something back.
“I feel the organisation helped Wayne throughout his life and I hope the money I raise will go towards helping others.”
A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Wayne, 32, and Ian, 31, and remanded in custody.
Following the men’s deaths, Big Issue founder John Bird described the tragedy as “the biggest blow” in the magazine’s history.
You can sponsor Jack’s skydive at www.justgiving.com/jack-busst