A mammoth fundraising night is to be held in memory of a much-loved Highburton boy, Isaac Nash, who was swept out to sea.

The luxury raffle,  auction and music night will take place on September 18 at The Old Canteen in Shelley to celebrate the life of tragic Isaac, who is now feared drowned off the coast of Anglesey and to raise funds for the charity set up in his name, the Isaac Nash Trust.

One of his neighbours, Stephen Grierson, is organising the event, due to feeling ‘compelled’ to do something to help.

Talking about the event, which will also raise money for the RNLI and willl include special sets by local musicians Graeme Singing Acoustic, Bisley and Vital Statistix, he said: “I didn’t know Isaac personally but his house backed onto ours so we often saw him and his brother and sister bouncing up and down on their trampoline and my children got on well with them.

I’ve never seen a community come together so much and just felt compelled to do something.”

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Stephen, who owns Portcullis Services in Shelley, called on his business contacts and friends to help get the ball rolling and has already secured dozens of high-ranking donations which will be sold to the highest bidder on the night.

These include a night’s stay at a Wilmslow boutique hotel , the Kingsley Lodge, ten tickets to see comedian, Lee Hurst, a wide screen TV and a Landrover driving experience for 11 to 17-year-olds.

He is now on the lookout for more high-ranking donations for the raffle.

Stephen said: “I don’t like to do things by half and I hope that it will keep the community together and give Isaac’s family some more support.”

North Wales Police scaled down the search for Isaac on September 5 after a one week hunt with the coastguard following his disappearance in the estuary at Aberffraw.

He had been playing in the water with his younger brother, Xander, before the pair were suddenly swept out when they were by some rocks.

Despite a courageous attempt by his dad, Adam and his granddad, Paul to rescue both of them, they were overcome by large waves and lost sight of him.

Tickets for the fundraising night cost £10 each and must be booked in advance.

Anyone who would like a ticket or to make a donation for the charity auction should call Stephen on 07931711791.

To find out more, go to: www.facebook.com/events/455059157970481