More than £30,000 has been raised towards creating a skate park in memory of Isaac Nash who is feared to have lost his life after being swept out to sea in Anglesey.

Three weeks after the tragedy on August 29, a luxury auction with live bands playing at The Old Canteen, Shelley, raised £6,300 in aid of the charity set up in his name, The Isaac Nash Trust.

And fundraisers have been cheered by the generous donation of £10,000 by Lloyds Banking Group for which Isaac’s father Adam is a highly respected employee.

 

Some 130 people turned up for the event for which they had paid £10 a ticket.

Auctioneer Guy Loveridge got things off to a cracking start with a stay in a luxury hotel fetching more than £350 and money was soon flying out of wallets in all directions.

A signed David Beckham shirt fetched £400 while some Range Rover Experience tickets triggered some hot bidding. One of the most popular items proved to be a special trip up Emley Moor mast which garnered £600.

Organiser Stephen Grierson said he was delighted with the amount of money raised. He said: “I was very pleased with everybody’s generosity last night. To have raised £3,500 but to get £6,300 was unbelievable.”

Adam, who attended the event, said: “Lloyds have made an extremely generous donation and a genuine one.”

Isaac’s grandmother Suzanna Lewis added: “It’s absolutely amazing and pretty good going.”

Isaac, a popular, sport-loving, 12-year-old pupil at Kirkburton Middle School, had been enjoying a paddle with his 10-year-old brother Xander, in the sea off Aberffraw beach, a resort popular with families, when the tragedy happened.

His grandfather Paul bravely risked his own life to save him but the youngster slipped from his hands. Despite an intensive search by North Wales Police and Holyhead Coastguard they have been unable to find his body.

Adam dived into the sea too and managed to save Xander. Since the accident occurred temporary signs warning parents of the dangers of swimming there have been erected.