Friday 11th January 2013 changed my life forever. It was on this awful day my brother Wayne, along with his friend Ian were killed in Birmingham City Centre. Wayne and Ian had simply been out selling their Big Issues when they were attacked.
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. 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 will be taking part in a charity Skydive in memory of Wayne with all proceeds from my jump going to the Big Issue Foundation. I feel the organisation helped Wayne throughout his life and I hope the money I raise will go towards helping others.
As a reader of the Big Issue you are continually supporting the people who are homeless and for that I thank you. If you feel you can spare a little more and would be interested in sponsoring me please see my charity page at www.justgiving.com/jack-busst