A memorial service commemorating Kirkburton schoolboy Isaac Nash’s life will be held in Anglesey on Sunday.
It will attended by members of his family and the local community who tried to much to help.
The 12-year-old was swept out to sea on August 29 when he went swimming with his younger brother Xander at a popular beach, Aberffraw.
Their father Adam and grandfather Paul bravely tried to save them but tragically Isaac slipped from Paul’s grasp and was swept out to sea.
Despite an intensive search by North Wales Police and the Holyhead Coastguard it has not proved possible to find him and the search was called off several days ago.
Since the tragedy, there has been a magnificent show of support for the popular, sport-loving, Kirkburton Middle School pupil and his family with dozens of fund-raising events held in his memory.
More than £11,400 has been raised in just over two weeks with events ranging from sponsored car washes to a bun and cake sale by girls from his school which raised £1,000.
The hope is that ultimately enough money, £100,000, will be raised to create a skate park in the village.
A meeting was held at Highburton First School attended by local councillors and Kirklees Council officers and The Isaac Nash Trust was set up.
Adam, 35, said: “The reaction from everyone has just been unbelievable and extremely touching.
“At Sunday’s service I will be saying a few words and thanking everybody if I can hold it together. It will be very much a celebration of Isaac’s life.”
Although he was only 12-years-old, Isaac packed a huge amount into it.
As well as being academically bright, with a mischievous sense of humour, he displayed an astonishing sporting prowess with cricket and taekwondo being just two of the many disciplines he excelled in.
Adam added: “We want to say a big thank you to everyone from the RNLI, the Coastguard and police to the local people who have helped us so much.”
As well as virtually the entire village searching for Isaac the family have been inundated with offers of help and support as well as offers of free accommodation and food.
Adam said he was pleased temporary signs warning swimmers of the potential dangers had been erected at Aberffraw. He said: “There’s a very strong rip tide as we now know.”
The afternoon service will be held at St Beuno’s, a 12th-century parish church in Aberffraw, Anglesey, North Wales, and will be led by Rev Emlyn Williams.
He said: “It will be a service giving thanks for Isaac’s short life.”