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.
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A very emotional 40th birthday party and gala dinner at Solent University raised over £11,000 for charity benefitting the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.
On Friday evening, one hundred and twenty special guests attended the gala dinner in honor of Lisa who would have been 40 years old on March 15th. The guests included Vice Chancellor Graham Baldwin from SolentUniversity, some of Lisa’s school, college and uni friends, plus family members and other special guests. The evening was packed with tributes and video of Lisa on her journey around the world.
A raffle auction and silent auction took place raising in excess of £11,000 for the charity. Many celebrities had donated memorabilia, including honary doctotare from the university Craig David who donated a guitar used on the making of his last album.
There was cabaret from Lucie Campbell who has previously been supported by the charity, plus Martin Murphy and his daughter Danni. Comedian and impressionist Mike Osman hosted the evening and did the second half of the show as ‘The Donald’ Trump, followed by dancing to Abba Rival to round the night off, as Lisa has always been a ‘Dancing Queen.
It was an incredible evening, and wonderful to see so many supporters of the charity.
To date we have raised over £290,000, and some ninety seven students have benefitted from the charity. As every £1000 represents a year in a student’s life, Lisa’s Legacy has now become 290 years of education.
At Southampton Solent’s Graduation Ceremony on July 11th, Millie Vincent was presented with her award for Outstanding Achievement by Clive Wilson. Millie Graduated with a BA (Hons) Media Culture and Production with First Class Honours.
At a very hot ceremony at the Guildhall Southampton, two Honorary Doctorates were also awarded; Sean Yazbeck – a former student who went onto win the ‘The Apprentice” USA and is now CEO of several technology companies in the United States – was made an Honorary Doctor of Business, and John Wilson ACE – one of Britain’s leading well film editors who has received a Bafta for Downton Abbey and gained two HPA awards and two Emmy nominations plus many other Film and TV credits – was made a Doctor of Arts.