Charlie and Rayna’s Engagement Party Raises $230


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.

Wellow Golf Day and Same Difference help make a big difference

Same Difference with Clive and Tricia Wilson

X-Factor finalists Same Difference topped the bill  on Saturday July 28th at Wellow Golf Club for the entertainment at the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund’s 10th Annual Golf Day. The event raised over £7500 for the charity. Over 120 members played in the members’ Golf competition and some 40 family members guests and sponsors played in a separate competition.

During the evening, deputy director of Solent University Martin Nailor presented Clive and Tricia Wilson with a cheque for £1627 as 50% of the funds raised at the recent Ex Saints v team Solent at the opening of Southampton Solent’s new sports facility at Test Park Nursling.

Martin Nailor presenting Clive and Tricia Wilson with a cheque for £1627

A raffle was also held, raising £1100, and these funds were donated to Sophia Banger, the young daughter of Ex Saint Nicky Banger and his wife Stephanie. Sophia has Cerebral Palsy and needs an operation in the USA to help her to walk. Compere Mike Osman managed to auction a Ronaldo shirt for £500 for the charity. For more info about Sophia or how you can help, visit their website, Sophia’s Footsteps

Some 200 people attended the evening event which was hosted by comedian Mike Osman, and local brother and sister Sean and Sarah Smith of the duo Same Difference helped raise the roof in Lisa’s memory.
The total raised for the charities on the night is expected to exceed over £10,000 an amazing result. The charity has now helped some 50 young adults with bursaries of £1000 per annum for up to 3 years, and the Wilson family have raised £225,000 to date.

We would like to thank all our family, friends , suppliers and sponsors plus of course all at Wellow Golf Club and their members for your amazing support.

Lisa keeps on winning!

Back in October 2004, the charity launched a rowing boat named Lisa The Daddy for use by the Solent University’s Rowing Club. We recently received this letter from club president Robin Mills, about the success of the club and the boat.

Dear Clive and Patricia,

i have never met you but but me and a few of my fellow rowers thought we would just send you a little message to let you know what weve been doing at the Solent university rowing club recently, and more in-particularly what has been going on with the boat you kindly donated a few years back the “Lisa the Daddy” read more

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.