National magazine ‘That’s Life’ picked up on the massive publicity that had been generated by story of Lisa’s stolen journal, and the subsequent return of it by the thief, and decided to publish it. The story was run in edition 12 of the magazine on March 22nd. The magazine offered to pay Lisa’s mum Tricia £500 for the story which has been donated to the charity.
DP World, who previously traded as Southampton Container Terminals, have just donated an amazing £5,000 to The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund. The Fund was one of five local charities chosen to receive part of a total sum of £35,000. Campbell Mason, The Managing Director of DP World, has explained that when the company makes major procurements they request that their suppliers make a contribution towards their funding of local charities, which enables them to pass it on into the local community.
The company’s initiative is to get their employees to nominate local charities who may benefit from their donations. One of their employees is our friend Dave Lloyd, the Aussie who owned the back-packers establishment in Sydney where Lisa and Jo Harwood stayed during their travels in 2002.
Dave & Jo fell in love and eventually married, and are now living in the UK. They have just recently given birth to their first child. Dave moved from Australia to be with Jo and has worked with DP World for the last few years. He approached his company on behalf of the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund, hoping that the charity may see some small benefit and was absolutely gobsmacked when he was told how much the charity would benefit. The timing of the donation is absolutely in line with the announcement of this year’s bursary recipients, and this donation should cover this year’s intake of students and help continue Lisa’s legacy.
Following the death of Lisa’s Grandfather, Peter Wilson, on 2nd August 2008, we would just like to thank everybody who made donations to the charity instead of flowers and feel sure my father, Peter, would be very happy knowing that young people will benefit from these donations.
~ Clive Wilson
We regret to inform you that Lisa’s grandad Peter Wilson passed away on Saturday August 2nd. He had been in Salisbury hospital for six days and died of septicemia brought on by various infections. He had been in decline for several months and went down hill over the last few weeks. He is at peace now and I’m sure that Lisa and her grandmother will be showing him the ropes up high.
Saturday was also the 6th Lisa Wilson Golf Day which over two hundred people attended. The day was a great success and everyone was dancing to the Drifters, i’m sure they were rocking in heaven, what a great send off.
The funeral will take place on Monday 11th August at 2.15pm at Salisbury crematorium. There will be family flowers and donations to the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund. For further information please contact Clive Wilson on 07798922222 or at Peartree Cottage, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BN
Last week, family friend Marlene Chalder presented a cheque for £350 to Tricia Wilson on behalf of The Rose Window Lodge. The money was raised at a recent fundraising event at Ower where the proceeds were split between three local charities. Many thanks to all concerned.
Car dealers Charters of Aldershot recently donated £600 to the charity. Charters are keen to support local education and the charity is an ideal vehicle (excuse the pun) for them to get behind.