James Bright receives his Outstanding Achievement Award from Geeta Uppal, Widening Participation Officer, at Solent University following his graduation on 13th July. James’ mother Andrea has worked for SES Autoparts for 27 years and was, unsurprisingly, ‘made up’.
Former jockey of Lisathedaddy and Lisa’s Legacy, horses owned by Trish and Clive named after Lisa won the Epsom Derby riding Desert Crown on Saturday June 8th.Richard won this very special event celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee and the late Lester Piggott in grand style winning comfortably. Riding for Sir Michael Stoute he rode a great race and victory was never in question once he hit the front. Richard rode 17 times for Clive and Trish on both Lisathedaddy and Lisa’s Legacy with 4 wins and several places between them. Always a shy and polite jockey this win has catapaulted him into the forefront of the racing world. Richard is married with two young boys. The following day he rode two winners at Goodwood and Trish and Clive were there to see him and congratulate his amazing weekend. We wish him every success in the future.
Following recent donations to The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund the charity have now broken through the £300,000 barrier. Donations from Snow’s Motor Group, SES Autoparts and sales from Clive’s book ‘The Friends of Gasparilla’ have seen donations increase to a staggering £302,898.
This is a figure that could never have been dreamt of when the charity was started in 2003. Many thanks to the many individuals and companies that have supported the charity throughout that time. This money has to date enabled the charity to support over 100 students with bursaries and is a truly fitting Legacy to Lisa.
An article about the charity and Clive’s new book has just been published in the Salisbury Journal.
You can read it here>>
I am very pleased to announce that I have just published my first children’s book The Friends of Gasparilla. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.
The book is available to buy online at www.thefriendsofgasparilla.com The cost is £6.99 inc postage and packaging. Alternatively you can send a cheque payable to the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund with your address details and a copy will be sent out to you.
The Friends of Gasparilla tells the story of the wild animals who lived on Gasparilla Nature Preserve, Florida, where the author’s family had a home for several years.
“It’s the first day of school for the animal friends of Gasparilla. Little do they know that a fantastic adventure awaits and that sometimes the most important lessons aren’t always learned in the classroom.”
Initially written for my grandchildren, the book is illustrated by my daughter-in-law artist Donna Wilson. You too can now share the fun and adventures of The Friends of Gasparilla in this exciting new book that children will enjoy.
All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.