FRIENDS and family of a man killed at a house party are raising money for a memorial.

Stevie Cameron, 22, died from severe head injuries following a disturbance at Tintern Avenue in Milnsbridge on February 1.

His friend Joanne Neary has collected signed memorabilia from top sportsmen to raise money for a memorial to the Marsh man.

Joanne, 20, said: “Stevie was a loving, fun person. He left a piece of himself in the heart of everyone who met him.”

Joanne’s uncle Andrew, who has contacts in the sports memorabilia world, has helped her gather an impressive collection of items for auction.

They include shirts from Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres, Gordon Banks, Pele, Bryan Robson and Norman Whiteside. There are also boots from Torres and Ryan Giggs.

There is also boxing memorabilia including a programme, ticket and glove from Joe Calzaghe’s last fight and a photo of Ricky Hatton.

All the items are signed and framed and come with a certificate of authentication.

The memorabilia is being auctioned online at People can also bid by calling Joanne on 07894 525562.

She said: “I just hope we can raise some money for Stevie, either to pay for a headstone or to pay for some sort of memorial like a bench.”

Stevie’s cousins Andrew Lynch and Mikey Sharpe support the auction idea.

Mikey, 20, from Marsh said: “I think it’s good what Joanne has done. Stevie got on with everyone. He was one of those people you can’t forget.”

Andrew, 18, from Marsh also paid tribute to his cousin.

He said: “Stevie was an outgoing person who liked to enjoy himself and was always there for his friends and family.

“He loved going out and enjoying himself. He was a very good rugby player when he was younger. We used to go to the gym together.”

Andrew added: “I think the auction is a great thing to do.”

Sam Goldthorpe, 22, knew Stevie for 16 years.

The Marsh man said: “We used to walk to school together every day and we built up a great friendship.

We were like brothers, we would go fishing together and ride our BMX bikes. He was such a great person who always brought a smile to my face.

“You could know him for an hour and feel like you had known him for a lifetime.”

Stevie grew up in Marsh and went to Reinwood Junior School and Salendine Nook High School. He was killed in the early hours of February 1 after trouble erupted outside a home on Tintern Avenue in Milnsbridge where a birthday party was taking place. Two men aged 18 and 28 were also injured during the incident.

Twelve men were arrested over the incident and released on bail pending forensic enquiries. Stevie’s death was a second tragedy for his family, as his half brother Paul McKenzie died in a car crash three years ago.