The ninth Lisa Wilson Golf Day took place at Wellow Golf Club in Hampshire on Saturday July 30th. 124 members played in the main competition and some 36 friends and guests participated in the guests’ competition. The weather was perfect for golf, very still, no rain, and at about 2.30pm glorious sunshine lit up the entire golf course.
As usual, it was a strongly contested event; Jim Hatball won the men’s trophy, Chris Batt won the ladies’, with Max Leigh winning the Junior and Students’ competition. For the guests, Andy West beat off all challengers to win on his first time playing, and Wendy Stoddard managed to win the ladies’ trophy.
In the evening some 200 people filled the clubhouse for the prize giving. Clive Wilson thanked everyone for the amazing turnout and fantastic financial support which saw the charity bring in over £8000 with the raffle and silent auction – a record for the event.
Following the prize-giving, Lucie Campbell–the latest student to receive a bursary from the charity–sang two numbers on her solo debut. The second song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ was dedicated to Lisa as one of her favorite songs when she was little. The atmosphere was gripping and extremely moving as Lucie completed her second number. She is a bright talent who touched everyone’s heart on the night. It is hoped that Lucie will go on to fulfill her dreams of becoming a West End leading lady.
Lucie Campbell performs at the 2011 Lisa Wilson Golf Day
Following the formalities, everyone was entertained by the Tribute Show who did two one hour slots with really brilliant performances as Freddie Mercury, Robbie Williams, Cher, Madonna, and Kylie, to name just a few. They really were the best act to date and the dance floor was buzzing until well past midnight.
This event brought the money raised by the charity to £218,000, a fantastic legacy to Lisa, which amounts to over 200 years of education.
The 9th Annual Lisa Wilson Golf Day will take place at Wellow Golf Club on Saturday July 30th. This year’s star cabaret will be the Tribute Show with impressions and dance music. Wellow members should contact Christine Gurd at the club. All other enquiries for the golf or evening event should be addressed to [email protected]
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Saturday August 21st marked the 8th Annual Lisa Wilson Golf Day at Wellow Golf Club where Lisa worked and played golf. Around 120 members and 40 guests played in separate competitions.
In the evening Geeta Uppal from Southampton Solent University spoke about the charity and the 43 students who had benefited from the bursaries they received. Ali Lalani, one of the students who this year graduates with a BA 2-1 in Leisure Management, gave a moving speech about the difference the bursary had made to him. Ali represents Great Britain in Boccia (a sport similar to Bowls) and dedicated his World Championship medal to Lisa’s memory. He is now focussed on the 2012 paralympics.
Clive Wilson gave a review of the charity year with a dvd of him carrying out the Nevis High Wire Bungy Jump in New Zealand this year on Lisa’s birthday, March 15th, when he raised £2500 for the charity.
After the prize giving, Martin Murphy kicked off the entertainment and was followed on stage by 70’s hit band “The Real Thing’ who did an hour set including their number one hit ‘You to me are everything’. With some 200 members and guests the clubhouse was really rocking to another highly successful golf day in Lisa’s memory.
Clive and Trish with members of The Real Thing
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The eighth Lisa Wilson Golf Day will be taking place at Wellow on Saturday 21st August. More information to follow shortly.
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Ladies’ winner, Liz Sims with special guest John Sydenham
The winners of the 7th Lisa Wilson Golf Day were as follows:
Men’s Winner – Nick Lear
Ladies’ Winner – Liz Sims
Junior Winner – Jamie Hughes
Guest Winners, Ladies’ – Wendy Stoddard
Guest Winners, Men’s – David Hayward