Southampton University beat Southampton Institute 1-0 in a competitive match that was attended by over 750 spectators. The game was played on March 15th – Lisa’s birthday – at the Sparshatt Stadium, Eastleigh FC’s home ground. The weather could have been kinder but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the spectators who got behind their teams to cheer them on. The trophy was presented to the winning captain by none other than ‘Le God’ himself Matthew Le Tissier. He also presented Uni keeper Inigo Sarriegui with a bottle of bubbly for the ‘man of the match’. The game followed earlier games in the day of rugby and hockey in which the University took a clean sweep of all three events. It is hoped that the fixture will take place again next year at Eastleigh.
The game raised over £2000 for the charity.
Southampton University ran out 1-0 winners pictured, above with the Lisa Wilson Varsity Cup and ‘Le God’ himself Matt Le Tissier
Valiant losers Southampton Institute with Matty
Our good friend Shaun Monaghan raised £244 running in the Bristol half marathon for Lisa’s Charity, and with gift aid this should increase by about 20%. We were hoping to publish a picture of Shaun but to date he’s forgotten to send us one!
Thanks a lot Shaun.
Pop icon Craig David and a great fan of former Saints and England star Matthew Le Tissier recently signed an Eastleigh F C shirt along with Matt himself. At a recent fund raising dinner at Eastleigh the shirt was auctioned by comedian Mike Osman for £3000. Club manager Paul Doswell and sponsor Simon Kingsnorth both bid £1500 each to raise the money for Lisa’s charity. They then donated the shirt to the club which now hangs in pride of place on the boardroom wall at Eastleigh. Thanks for the magnanimous gesture gentlemen.
Lisa’s Golf Day took place on Saturday August 2nd at Wellow Golf Club where Lisa worked and played golf for some eight years. Over 180 players turned up on a glorious summers day to join in the competition. It was particularly fitting that Lisa’s mum Tricia won the ladies guests and sponsors competition. During the evening over 150 people attended the prize giving and barbeque that was followed by music and dancing from the ‘One Hit Wonders’. Entry fees, donations and sponsorship raised over £4000. A charity auction carried out by Denis Bundy raised £1715, and the raffle brought in another £424, bringing the grand total to over £6000.
We would like to thank everybody for their support and hope this will become an annual event on the Wellow calendar.
To coincide with the event, an article about the golf day and the Scholarship Fund was featured in the August edition of And Magazine. Please click here to view the article.
This very special occasion to celebrate what would have been Lisa’s 24th birthday turned out to be a huge success. Over 150 people turned out mainly in fancy dress to party in the way Lisa loved to. The group ‘Abba Revival’ twice played ‘Dancing Queen’ and packed the floor with people dancing and crying at the same time. The raffle raised nearly five hundred pounds and with donations from people who couldn’t attend and ticket sales just over £3000 was raised for the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.
For the evening, Lisa’s brother Ross created a photographic journal of Lisa’s Dream. The dvd is now available here
Tricia and I would like to thank everyone for their support.