Lisa’s family’s business sponsors the New Forest Marathon.

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This year, instead of sponsoring the Lisa Wilson Golf Day, SES Autoparts will be sponsoring the New Forest Marathon and encouraging people to raise money for the charity through one of the several events taking place on the day. The event will take place on Sunday September 11th  at the New Forest Showground just outside Brockenhurst in Hampshire.

The New Forest Marathon is so much more than just a marathon; there is a half marathon, 10k, and 5k event, as well as a woodland walk and children’s fun run.

There is also the SES Corporate team challenge for teams of four — male, female or mixed teams can enter.

On top of this there is live music and many vendors selling goods, plus SES have a corporate area for light refreshments. Full details can be found at www.newforestmarathon.co.uk

SES are pleased to be able to offer a discount to friends of the charity;

For individuals invited by SES a 10% discount off the non affiliated entrants fee will be applied in the main competitions. You must enter SESRUN at the checkout stage.

For teams entering the SES corporate challenge an 18% discount will be applied. You must enter the code SESTEAMRUN at the checkout stage.

All entries can be made by visiting www.newforestmarathon.co.uk and following the sign up instructions. You will also be able to see more useful information about the event. The team entry needs the information from all four runners before it can be entered. Discounts will be applied at the checkout stage using the codes above.

Feel free to run for fun but we would encourage you to run on behalf of our nominated charity, The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund. 

If you wish to run for the LWSF, you can download a sponsorship/gift aid form here –> Sponsorship Form.pdf 

You can also donate to the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund by visiting our page at www.virgingivingmoney.com

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13th Lisa Wilson Golf Day breaks all records

DSC04398Trish Wilson wins Ladies’ Nearest The Pin

The 13th Lisa Wilson Golf Day at Wellow on Saturday 25th was an overwhelming success. Whilst the weather had been atrocious on the Friday before, Lisa sent a lovely day of sunshine for the golfers to enjoy. With 100 Wellow members playing in the members tournament and 36 in the friends and guests competition the golf was really well supported.

Some 80 friends sponsors and guests came along for the evening meal and about the same number of members, filling the clubhouse with 160 for the prize giving and star cabaret.

Former Scholarship winner Charlotte Lystor spoke emotionally about her experience as a recipient of a Lisa Wilson Scholarship and the life changing way in which it had affected her life.

The star cabaret was performed by singer/songwriter and comedian, Steve Womack, who delivered an outstanding performance. The raffle raised £755 and the silent auction raised £1055. After the raffle,the  singer and good friend entertained the audience with his usual smooth style and had everyone on the dance floor until the close at midnight.

With sponsorship and donations coming in at over £7000 plus members entry fees, the amount of money raised is expected to be in excess of £9000–another 9 years added to Lisa’s amazing legacy.

Thank you all for your amazing support.

Who’sthedaddy is the daddy!!

DSC04341‘Friends of the Evelyn Rose’ appeal pose with jockey Timmy Murphy

On Saturday 11th July, Salisbury Racecourse saw Who’sthedaddy romp home to win over a mile and a quarter, winning his first race as a three year old. Over 20 friends attended the evening meeting which had been auctioned for the ‘Friends of Evelyn Rose’ appeal.

Jockey Timmy Murphy was a late change and his experience did the trick with a textbook ride.
Who’sthedaddy is the second colt foaled by Lisathedaddy whose name was taken from Lisa’s e-mail address.

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12th Lisa Wilson Golf Day helps charity break £250,000 barrier

On Saturday 26th July 2014 at Wellow Golf Club, over 130 players participated in The Lisa Wilson charity golf day. The event was extremely well attended with two competitions – one for members and one for friends, family  & sponsors – and the evening event was a great success with The Tribute Band performing at the club house. In total the event bought in over £8,000 and has helped us to break the £250,000 barrier!

Jill Heale receives the 'Lisa Wilson Trophy' for winning the ladies competition– Jill Heale receives the ‘Lisa Wilson Trophy’ for winning the ladies competition –

 

For those of you new to this website, this was the 12th golf day following Lisa’s tragic death in November 2002.

Lisa had worked and played golf at Wellow whilst she was at Southampton Solent University where she graduated in 2001 with a BA 2.1 in business management. Her reward to herself was a trip around the World and it was sadly on that trip whilst travelling to Ayres Rock that she died in a car crash. Following her death the family decided to start The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund to help young adults who have overcome adversity who can demonstrate why they needed additional funding to fulfil their educational dreams and ambitions in the way that Lisa had by granting them bursaries of £1,000 a year up to 3 years.

To date, over 70 students have benefitted from bursaries, and with the funds raised by the latest Golf Day we have now broken through the £250,000 barrier. As each £1,000 represents a year in a student’s life, this has now become Lisa’s legacy which is now 250 years of education; a truly fitting legacy to a lovely young woman who was living her dream.

Over the past 12 years, the charity has been supported by family, friends, suppliers of her parents’ business SES Autoparts Ltd, and many, many celebrities including Celine Dion and Elton John. The horse racing fraternity has also played a large part. A race horse called “Lisa The Daddy” has won several times and foaled another horse, Lisa’s Legacy who won twice last year, and now the latest in the string, Who’s The Daddy is promoted through the horse racing fraternity and by Channel 4 racing.

For more information on the charity and Lisa’s life, please check out our other pages, or contact Clive Wilson at [email protected]

Charlie and Rayna’s Engagement Party Raises $230

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Charles Davidson and Irana Lessi, friends of Trish and Clive, recently got engaged at their home in Florida. They cut the cake in the gazebo surrounded by 30 guests. Charlie had said they wanted to help raise some money on the night for Lisa’s charity and charged everyone $5 a head to enter a chipping competition and a “cornhole” competition (Bean bag game).

The gathering watched the bungy jump carried out by Lisa, Billy Connolly and Clive in New Zealand at the Nevis high wire.

Guests had a great evening and $230 (£150) was donated by them. We would like to wish Charlie and Rayna a long and happy life together.