Lisa’s Dream was a short slideshow of images from Lisa’s trip across the globe before she tragically lost her life – Until this moment she was living her dream with all the vibrant energy and love of life she was so well known for. As part of Lisa’s 40th birthday celebrations, Clive and Trish arranged for the original slide show to be updated and re-imagined by her brother Ross in an effort to keep her dream alive and help us to remember not just her journey but her adventurous and inspiring spirit.
Enjoy these pictures of Lisa’s memories through the years. Happy birthday Lisa!
At Southampton Solent’s Graduation Ceremony on July 11th, Millie Vincent was presented with her award for Outstanding Achievement by Clive Wilson. Millie Graduated with a BA (Hons) Media Culture and Production with First Class Honours.
At a very hot ceremony at the Guildhall Southampton, two Honorary Doctorates were also awarded; Sean Yazbeck – a former student who went onto win the ‘The Apprentice” USA and is now CEO of several technology companies in the United States – was made an Honorary Doctor of Business, and John Wilson ACE – one of Britain’s leading well film editors who has received a Bafta for Downton Abbey and gained two HPA awards and two Emmy nominations plus many other Film and TV credits – was made a Doctor of Arts.
Following the success of last year’s New Forest Marathon, we are encouraging friends to “Run for Lisa’’ again to raise money for The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 10th September. There are several events to participate in, from a family forest walk to a full marathon, and there is even a kids’ run. Visit www.newforestmarathon.co.uk for the details of each event. This is a really great family day out, with various stalls, music, and entertainment. SES Autoparts will be sponsoring the ‘Team Challenge’ for teams of four people in any of the events, and we are also able to offer you a discount on your entry fee. (read more for details)
During a busy summer of events, the ‘Boys of 66’ and other sporting heroes helped to raise cash for Lisa’s charity.
Firstly a piece of memorabillia signed by the entire 1966 World Cup Winning Squad was auctioned at a Gala Dinner in aid of Womens Aid. The piece donated by Clive sold for £1500 with the proceeds being split between the two charities.
Following that, the ‘Ossie and Hutch’ Race Day pulled in £2000 for the charity with items donated by many including Lynn Osgood, Clive Wilson, Mick Channon, Chelsea Football Club and many others including Ian Hutchinson’s partner Elaine. Several iconic pieces were auctioned including a signed print of Saints Winning FA Cup Final goal signed by the legendary Peter Osgood himself, a Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton montage, along with a visit to Mick Channons stables also helped raise money for the charities.
The Royal Garden Hotel in London opened the ‘Bobby Moore ‘ Bar for the month of July to recognise the 50th anniversary of England winning the World Cup in 1966. Clive donated a rare piece signed by the whole of the England World Cup Squad. This was sold in a silent auction for £1500 with 50% going to the Bobby Moore Fund and 50% going to The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund. The bar was opened by Bobby’s good friend and sports writer Jeff Powell.
The New Forest Marathon and other distance races was sponsored by SES Autoparts Ltd and the Wilson family joined in the event. Ross ran in the 10k event and Kelly, Riley and Aimee ran in the 5k event. Donna and Kelly both has stalls selling their goods. There were over 4000 entries in the various events which took place at the New Forest Showground near Brockenhurst. SES had their own marquee and invited staff, suppliers, and customers to participate in what turned out to be a fantastic family fun-day enjoyed by all. Add to that, over £2000 was donated to the charity by runners, suppliers and customers. Ex Saints and TV pundit Francis Benali started the race ahead of his run for Macmillan Cancer.
If you would like to donate to the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund, please follow the link below.