THE grandmother, aunts and uncles of one of the youngest victims of the Boxing Day tsunami are to raise cash for the recovery effort in Sri Lanka.

Bewdley mum-of-two, Julie Ree, whose five-year-old niece, Isobella Peatfield, died in the disaster, said she and relatives had organised a fete in Bewdley to let grieving parents, Kim and Neil Peatfield, know they were thinking of them.

The couple were on holiday in Tangallee in Sri Lanka when the tidal wave claimed their daughter's life and they have already raised £18,000 for the recovery effort.

They are flying out to the country tomorrow to see how it will be used.

Kim is a former pupil of Kidderminster Girls High School and lives in Derbyshire with her husband, who is a set designer on the ITV television programme, The Bill, which contributed £8,000 to their impressive collection.

Kim suffered a serious leg injury in the earthquake but Tristan escaped injury and their daughter's body was found three weeks after the disaster.

Julie, who is married to Kim's brother, Neil, said they had been selling raffle tickets for about three weeks. The winners of prizes including a new mountain bike and trampoline, will be drawn at the fete, which runs from 1pm until 3pm. Kim's mother, Joyce Ree, who lives in Blissgate, and brother, Ian, from Trimpley, have also helped to organise the event, which was the brainchild of Julie's sister, Sarah Parkinson.

"We wanted to do something here because quite a lot of people know Kim and the family," Julie said.

"We also wanted them to know we were thinking of them and Kim said if we raised some money it would give them something to focus on because all the villagers had lost their families and homes but all they wanted to do was help Kim and Tristan."

The 36-year-old mum-of-two, from Crundalls Lane, described Isobella, who was nicknamed Bellie, as "the life and soul of the party". She added: "We miss her lots and lots."

More details on the fete can be obtained by calling 01299 409224.