The sister of victim Kenneth McBride spoke yesterday of her brother's wish to help others as students again received assistance towards their education from a memorial fund set up in his and Nicola Myers' names. 'I lost my brother when I was 14, which was about a week before my next birthday,' said Marion Suarez, now 29. 'We used to fight and argue, just like any normal brother and sister, but Kenneth was a very good person who believed strongly in helping the less fortunate.' Marion, a French teacher at the Island School, where she and her brother studied, said: 'He was a very politically minded person who was actively involved in community service. He delivered a speech about human rights in the school hall the day before he met his death.' Headmaster David James also remembered Kenneth's idealism. 'I remember once Kenneth starting a campaign about knitting blankets which were then sent to people in South Africa. One went to Nelson Mandela who was still in jail at that time. 'He was always a kind-hearted kid and what happened to him is horrible. But I am grateful that something good has come out from the unfortunate event.' The memorial fund was set up in 1985 to help students who would not otherwise be able to afford to continue their education. Donations come mainly from the Parents' and Teachers' Association of the Island School. Awards are made every year to about 150 Form Six and Seven students who perform well. Mrs Suarez said: 'Each student receives about $2,500, which is not a big amount, but I hope it can be some use in some way to the students. I believe Kenneth would be very happy if he knew what we are doing now.' Mr James said the number of recipients had increased from 30 to 150 in the years since the fund was set up. Form Seven student Vivi Lee Wai-wai, from Carmel Secondary School, said she was grateful to Island School for awarding her the money. It meant she would now be able to buy more books. 'My mother only gives me limited pocket money, as she cannot afford it. I will use the money for my daily expenses and buying books,' she said. The 19-year-old student expressed her gratitude to the fund organiser and said: 'Kenneth and Nicola were model students and I want to be like them and contribute to society when I have a chance.' Ida Cheng Hoi-shan, a 17-year-old sixth former at the True Light Girls' College in Mongkok, said she would also use the money to buy books. 'I will continue to study hard and help those in need in society like Kenneth and Nicola.' Mrs Suarez simply shook her head when asked about the film.