Following Lisa’s Footsteps; published in France

The story of Clive and Trish following Lisa’s footsteps around the world has just been published in France in C’est Dit magazine. The magazine has made a donation to the charity in payment for the story, which has also been sold to the UK magazine Woman on the same basis and should be published shortly.

For those who can read French, you can read the article here: C’est Dit.pdf

Fontwell Race Day raises over £7000

It had been billed as a triple celebration; The Royal Wedding, Clive & Tricia’s 40th Wedding Anniversary and their company; SES Autoparts 20th Anniversary.

Some 66 guests attended the event at Fontwell park which as well as being a triple celebration had been organised as a fundraiser to celebrate the life of Lisa Wilson.

With everyone in great spirits following the Royal Wedding earlier that day, the main event on the race card was ‘The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund’ handicap chase.

Over 5,000 were attending Fontwell where there was a raffle, a bucket collection, a silent auction and the main auction took part in the main restaurant and collectively raised in excess of £7,000.

Clive Wilson spoke about the charity in the marquee and in the main restaurant before the auction as well as being interviewed by Channel 4’s Derek Thompson for the television.

Clive Wilson being interviewed by Derek Thompson from Channel 4 on the big screen at Fontwell Park.

The auction consisted of some fantastic prizes that had been provided by people from the horse racing world, some major worldwide celebrities and friends who contributed holidays; Channel 4 put up a day at the races, Mick Channon had put up a day to his stables at West Isley, and the famous Godolphin stables had donated a set of silks signed by Frankie Dettori and Ahmed Ajtebi. Jenson Button had donated a signed cap and picture which were framed, and the World’s Number 1 female recording artist, Celine Dion, had donated a personally signed photograph. On top of this Clive’s and Tricia’s friends, Paul and Ross Tomlinson, donated a holiday in Florida which sold for over £1,000, Nigel and Fiona Morgan donated a week in their holiday home in Switzerland, and Steve and Shirley Thomas donated a week at their holiday home in Cyprus.

Clive, Tricia, Scott, and Ross Wilson present the trophy to the winners of
The Lisa Wison Scholarship Fund Handicap Stakes at Fontwell Park

Following the horse racing there was a Take That tribute band, and the evening finished with a bang with a spectacular firework display. The event was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed by everybody.

Thank you all for your most generous support.


Charity hits £200,000!!

On Wednesday 20th October, Clive & Scott Wilson were sat in the boardroom of one of their suppliers, and during lunch they were asked to show the video of the bungee jump Clive carried out in New Zealand.

Having watched the jump, the Managing Director of the company asked how much money had been raised by the bungee jump.
“£2,500,” Clive answered.
“Then I’ll double that,” stated the anonymous donor.
As well as bringing the bungee jump total to in excess of £5,000, the huge significance of this donation is that it means that the charity has now raised over £200,000 in Lisa’s memory.

In three weeks time it will be the eighth anniversary of Lisa’s tragic accident.

When we started the charity we could never have dreamt that we could have raised this amazing amount of money in Lisa’s memory. This now means that Lisa’s legacy is 200 years of education; £1,000 a year is granted as a bursary to each of the selected students.

Although she is not here today, we know she would be incredibly proud of her amazing legacy and the fact that some eight years after her death she is still managing to effect the lives of so many young people—some 44 students to date.

Also, it is quite fitting that the new colt that was born to our horse ‘Lisa the Daddy’ shall carry the name ‘Lisa’s Legacy’ when he starts to race.

My family and I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support, not just financially but emotionally over the last eight years. We are so pleased that something so positive can come out of such a terrible tragedy.

Thank you all.

Dave Chattaway donates £480 from London Marathon

Dave Chattaway, the first student to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award, recently completed the London Marathon in the time of 3hr 39mins, raising £480 in the process which he donated to the charity. In an email following the run, Dave said “Since receiving the Lisa Wilson award on graduation and learning about the scholarship fund, I have been looking for a sponsorship opportunity and pleased that I can add in small way to the fund.”

After graduating from Southampton Institute, Dave studied to become a chartered accountant, and in 2008 he started up his own accountancy business which is doing very well.

Thank you Dave for your support, and congratulations on your amazing run.

£750 raised in two days

On Friday 28th August, friends and family joined together the day after the wedding of Lisa’s brother Ross and his new bride Donna Enticknap for a curry night at the Royal Jaipur in Landford and raised £340 for the charity.

On Saturday 29th August a party was held at Nomansland to celebrate Lisa’s mum, Tricias 60th birthday, her brother Andy’s 50th birthday, and the recent wedding of Ross and Donna.  A signed photograph that had been donated to the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund by Celine Dion was raffled and raised £410.