Wayne Bridge Chelsea shirt raises £1300

At a recent Eastleigh Football Club fund raising dinner two items were offered for auction on behalf of the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.

The first item was a signed print of F1 star Kimi Raikonen and his McLaren Mercedes car that was auctioned to Dave Bennetto of Mamouth signs for a mamouth £650.

The second item was a shirt donated by former Saints player Wayne Bridge who is now at Chelsea. This was eventually sold to Eastleigh Manager Paul Doswell who immediately donated it to the club where it now hangs in the sponsors lounge. We would like to thank both of you for your amazing support.

Charity breaks through the £50,000 barrier

We are pleased to announce that the charity has now raised in excess of £50,000.

Following the last two events, this amazing total has now been collected in Lisa’s name. This means Lisa has left a legacy of over 50 years of education to less fortunate students. Lisa would be extremely proud to know that she has helped so many youngsters fulfil their ambitions as she had the opportunity to do. With a bursary of £1000 per annum over three years, at least 17 students will benefit from the funding. We are about to announce the names of this year’s successful candidates who will be going into university in October.


We are now looking at new challenges. Already there is a commitment from several people to run in next year’s London Marathon, the application deadline for this is October. Anyone wishing to run and raise money for the fund should contact Clive Wilson on 077989 22222 or e-mail [email protected]


May we take this opportunity to thank everyone for their fantastic support.

Southampton Institute staff raise £1000 in charity auction

An exciting evening took place on the 15th April at the Solent Hotel when staff from Southampton Institute carried out a Charity Auction at a staff conference on  behalf of Lisa’s Charity.  Some 24 lots were auctioned off by a professional auctioneer, items included Matt Le Tissier memorabilia, an Indian head massage, an overnight stay at the Solent Hotel and even a ‘slave for the day’.  The evening was a resounding success and with gift aid should nett  approximately £1000.  Many thanks to all concerned, particularly Ben Craig  for coming up with the idea.

Beatles evening raises £1600

A rousing night at Eastleigh Football Club saw over 125 people attend a fund raiser just a few days after Lisa’s 25th birthday. Most of the guests made the effort to dress up in true 60’s style and really let their hair down. The group the Phoney Beatles did two sets, one from the Sgt. Peppers era, and the highlight of the evening was the last session which played hit after hit from their great repertoire.


Eastleigh Football Club gala dinner raises £4500

The Devere Grand Harbour Hotel Southampton was the setting for Eastleigh Football Club’s first Gala Dinner which took place on Saturday 28th February.

Over two hundred guests attended the event, including a host of celebrities including former England cricketer Robin Smith, Hampshire and one day England star Shaun Udell, and Matt Le Tissier. The evening was held to raise funds for the building of the new grandstand at Eastleigh this summer. At the end of the evening a limited edition print, donated by World Cup Winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks, was auctioned on behalf of Lisa’s Charity. The print signed by every surviving member of the 1966 World Cup winning team eventually sold to Elliott Trodd of Enfields Property Services for the amazing sum of £4500.

Elliott Trodd of Enfields proudly holds his very special print outside his estate agents’ office in London Road, Southampton.