An amateur photographer is hoping to snap up some extra cash for skatepark improvements in memory of teenager Isaac Atkinson.

Alexis Smith is hoping to raise money for Skate4Isaac which is building an extension to Sands Rec Skatepark in memory of Isaac, 14, who took his life two years ago.

The campaign was set up by young friends of Isaac, who was a keen skateboarder.

They have organised numerous fundraising events and rallied support for the campaign.

Ms Smith, who works at Lionhart Boutique, Holmfirth, has started her own photography website ‘Lexshots’.

Photo by Alexis Smith, of Netherthong, which can be bought to raise cash for Skate4Isaac in memory of Isaac Atkinson
Photo by Alexis Smith, of Netherthong, which can be bought to raise cash for Skate4Isaac in memory of Isaac Atkinson
 

She said: “Last year, I began helping out with the Skate4Isaac project. Along with Wishes, a shop in Holmfirth, we sold more than 1,000 raffle tickets.

“I’ve always loved taking photos. Even before having my own camera, I’d use other people’s if I could.

“When we moved to Netherthong, I took a photo on my phone and that was the shot that inspired me. That’s when I thought, maybe I could sell my photographs and donate anything I make to the skatepark project. Lexshots started there.”

Isaac, of Holmfirth, was found hanged in his bedroom.

Skate4Isaac, set up by Isaac’s dad Paul and stepmum Sandra, has reached its £65,000 target following a £25,000 donation from West Yorkshire Freemasons in April.

But Ms Smith, 42, added: “Even though we’ve raised the cash, we’re still collecting for additional things like lighting, a sheltered area and benches.”

You can see more images at http://www.facebook.com/Lexshotsonly and more details on how to buy and donate.