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.
A collection of Saints 1976 FA Cup memorabilia has been sold on Ebay with the money benefitting the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.
A shirt signed by several of the team including captain Peter Rodrigues and manager Lawrie McMenemy, a programme from the match, and other items were sold along with a print of the winning goal called “All Saints Day”.
The print was signed by the late great Peter Osgood, Lawrie McMenemy, David Peach, Hughie Fisher and man of the match Jim Steele.
This year, instead of sponsoring the Lisa Wilson Golf Day, SES Autoparts will be sponsoring the New Forest Marathon and encouraging people to raise money for the charity through one of the several events taking place on the day. The event will take place on Sunday September 11th at the New Forest Showground just outside Brockenhurst in Hampshire.
The New Forest Marathon is so much more than just a marathon; there is a half marathon, 10k, and 5k event, as well as a woodland walk and children’s fun run.
There is also the SES Corporate team challenge for teams of four — male, female or mixed teams can enter.
On top of this there is live music and many vendors selling goods, plus SES have a corporate area for light refreshments. Full details can be found at www.newforestmarathon.co.uk
SES are pleased to be able to offer a discount to friends of the charity;
For individuals invited by SES a10% discountoff the non affiliated entrants fee will be applied in the main competitions. You must enter SESRUN at the checkout stage.
For teams entering the SES corporate challengean 18% discountwill be applied. You must enter the code SESTEAMRUN at the checkout stage.
All entries can be made by visiting www.newforestmarathon.co.uk and following the sign up instructions. You will also be able to see more useful information about the event. The team entry needs the information from all four runners before it can be entered. Discounts will be applied at the checkout stage using the codes above.
Feel free to run for fun but we would encourage you to run on behalf of our nominated charity, The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.
If you wish to run for the LWSF, you can download a sponsorship/gift aid form here –> Sponsorship Form.pdf
On November 21st Lisa’s Class of ’95 at Hounsdown School, Totton had a school re-union and fundraiser to raise money for the charity. It was also an opportunity to recognise their school mates who had not lived to see the event – seven students have died since they left Hounsdown in 1995. The event was attended by over one hundred people at Totton and Eling Social Club, including the parents of some of the deceased youths. The Band Driftwood were the main turn and provided great music on the night, supported by Joey Brenig-Jones and Mike Vaughn. The event was presented by Lynne White–whose idea it was to hold the event–and Clive Wilson, who also spoke about the charity. The entry fees and raffle and DVD sales helped bring the money raised on the night to £1220; a great effort and many thanks to all concerned.