Saturday July 27th saw the 11th charity Golf Day take place at Wellow Golf Club in Hampshire. Over 100 members took part in the members’ competition, and 50 participated in the friends and family competition.
The day’s activities were followed by a dinner and prize giving in the evening, and over 200 people attended. The prizes were presented by Mr Phil Green, Associate Professor and Director of Sport from Southampton Solent University. After dinner there was a raffle and silent auction, and the evening was rounded off with a cabaret performance by Miss Kylie, the UK’s no 1 Kylie tribute act. Lisa was a big Kylie fan.Members and guests danced the night away into the early hours in celebration of Lisa’s life.
The 11th Lisa Wilson Golf Day will take place on July 27th at Wellow Golf Club in Hampshire where Lisa worked before she travelled to Australia. She also played golf there winning the Gilbert Trophy. Natalie McGrath, the UK’s number one Kylie Tribute performer, will be starring in this years cabaret. Lisa was a big Kylie fan and saw her live in Birmingham when she was 13 and again in Australia a few months before her tragic death.
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.
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.