More than £2,000 has been raised for the family of Jamie McMahon by a group of his friends who are being sponsored to get a tattoo of the word ‘Thumb’ on their toes.
Mr McMahon, aged 26, from Abbey Road, Northampton was found dead by a member of the public at around 7.45am on Wednesday, October 2, in St Giles Churchyard. Two men have been charged with his murder.
As a way of remembering his best friend, Chris Scullion has set up The Thumb Fund which involves people getting the word ‘Thumb’ tattooed on a big toe.
Mr Scullion said: “Jay lived with Danny Desmond, who was a tattoo artist. After a few too many beers, Jay decided to get a tattoo of the word “Thumb” on a toe.
“As a tribute to Jay, his closest friends will be recorded getting the same “Thumb” tattoo on their toes.
“The toe is notoriously painful to get tattooed, but it is nothing compared to the pain we have gone through since he died.
“The support has been unbelievable. I think Jamie would think we are all idiots, but that is why he was friends with us,” he added.
The total amount raised via the website, Go Get Funding, is currently £2,097 and more than 20 of Jamie’s friends will be getting the Thumb tattoo done this Saturday.
To donate to The Thumb Fund go to www.gogetfunding.com/project/jamie- mcmahon-thumb-fund#/project_details
Mr McMahon’s funeral was due to take place at The Counties Crematorium in Milton Malsor today, Thursday, at 2pm. Hundreds of people were expected to pay their respects to Mr McMahon, who was described as a “caring young man who would do anything for anyone”.
In a statement issued through Northamptonshire Police, his family said: “He was the most lovable, caring young man, with a tremendous sense of humour and a contagious smile. We are so proud that he was part of our family.”