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 –
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].