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Isaac Nash Trust raises £80,000 for Kirkburton skate park

Isaac, Greta and Xander Nash Image copyright Adam Nash
Image caption Isaac Nash (left) with sister Greta and brother Xander

A trust fund set up in memory of a West Yorkshire schoolboy lost at sea in Wales last summer has raised more than £80,000.

Isaac Nash from Huddersfield got into difficulties at Aberffraw in Anglesey on 29 August and was swept away despite attempts to save him.

His grandparents, Suzanna and Howard Lewis, said a skate park would be built in his memory.

Mr Lewis said there was a "tremendous upswell of community spirit".

"It's heart-warming and has taken quite a few people by surprise," he said.

"We've never really seen anything like this so there's some comfort in that."

The Isaac Nash Trust hopes to raise £100,000 for a skate park at Kirkburton recreation ground near Isaac's family home.

The hope is to also raise £10,000 for the RNLI.

Image caption Howard Lewis said there had been a "tremendous upswell of community spirit"

Isaac's 10-year-old brother Xander also got into difficulties but was saved, but Isaac's body was never found.

In the days after he disappeared friends released lanterns in tribute to him.

The search was scaled down in September and his parents Adam and Zoe Nash returned to the beach where he was last seen after a memorial service at Aberffraw.

Image caption The search for the 12-year-old was scaled down in September. His body has never been found
Image caption Suzanna Lewis said the skate park at Kirkburton recreation ground would hopefully be built in "another year or so"
Image copyright Adam Nash
Image caption Adam, Zoe, Isaac and Xander Nash

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