People have snapped up 1,000 red wristbands engraved in memory of tragic schoolboy Isaac Nash in just two days.

The popular 12-year-old from Kirkburton who loved sport, was enjoying an idyllic family holiday in Anglesey on August 29 when he was swept out to sea despite his grandfather, Paul’s, heroic attempts to save his life.

A search for him by North Wales was scaled down several days ago and a memorial service in recognition of his short life will be held in Anglesey this weekend.

Since the tragedy occurred The Isaac Nash Trust has been formed with the hope of raising £100,000 to create a skate park in the village.

More than £12,000 has already been raised thanks to dozens of fund-raising events.

 

Isaac’s grandfather Howard Lewis said: “The response for the wristbands has been phenomenal. I ordered 1,000 and they have just gone since they arrived on Monday.

“I have ordered another 1,000 and I am intending to order a further 2,000.

“A lot of people have asked for them to distribute and we are asking for a £1 donation for each one.

“Shelley College asked for 100, another 100 went to Kirkburton Middle School which Isaac attended and 100 for Highburton First School.

“Schools in Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Dalton and King James’s in Almondbury, where Isaac’s mother Zoe teaches, have also asked for some.

“Red was Isaac’s favourite colour and we’ve also engraved on the bands: ‘Higher, Further, Better, Faster’ which is how we remember him.

“For members of the public who would like to get a wristband I am hoping to set up an eBay site on which people will be able to use PayPal.”