Former jockey of Lisathedaddy and Lisa’s Legacy, horses owned by Trish and Clive named after Lisa won the Epsom Derby riding Desert Crown on Saturday June 8th.Richard won this very special event celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee and the late Lester Piggott in grand style winning comfortably. Riding for Sir Michael Stoute he rode a great race and victory was never in question once he hit the front. Richard rode 17 times for Clive and Trish on both Lisathedaddy and Lisa’s Legacy with 4 wins and several places between them. Always a shy and polite jockey this win has catapaulted him into the forefront of the racing world. Richard is married with two young boys. The following day he rode two winners at Goodwood and Trish and Clive were there to see him and congratulate his amazing weekend. We wish him every success in the future.
The New Forest Marathon took place on Sunday 10th September. The event was a huge success with over 5000 runners competing in the various events, from a family walk to a full marathon. Although the weather broke during the day, it did not have any effect on the vast majority of the runners. Various sponsors and runners on behalf of The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund raised over £2500 for Lisa’s charity. Some of the known runners were friends of SES Autoparts: Shaun Monaghan, Tom Kidd, and Christian Rivron. Also, Kubler Racing – who train ‘Socrates’ for Clive and Trish – entered 2 teams that performed really well, with the girls winning the 5k trophy and Daniel Zurynek winning the Mens’ 5k.
Thank you all for your wonderful support!
Lisa was a big Saints fan and, like her dad Clive, loved football. When Clive was a youngster he saw several FA Cup Finals including the 1970 one between Chelsea and Leeds at Wembley. On the road to Wembley, the ‘King of Stamford Bridge’ Peter Osgood scored in every round of the FA cup including a diving header in the Final Replay. Peter went on to play for Saints and was a member of the Saints team that famously beat Manchester United to win the FA Cup in 1976.
Tragically Peter was taken from us ahead of his time in 2006. Like Lisa, he left us far too young. Clive became involved with the Ex Saints and met Peter’s wife Lynn when she wanted to arrange an event to commemorate Peter’s life in 2011 at St Marys.
Peter’s great friend Ian Hutchinson also left us far too young, and every year at Windsor there is the ‘Ossie and Hutch’ race day to remember ‘the boys’. Following Peter’s death, Lynn started the Peter Osgood Trust which was was established in 2008 to provide grants for young people suffering from a disability, be it physical or social, to enjoy the sport that Peter so loved.
Each year Elaine and Lynne have this very special day and choose to support another charity as well as Peter’s charity, and this year for the second time decided to support The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.
With an auction, silent auction, and raffle, nearly £6000 was raised and split between the two charities. The MC for the day was Denis Bundy who had some great memorabilia and events to auction in his own inimitable style.
The race day, the fifteenth to take place, was attended by nearly two hundred people was as usual a great success.
What a lovely way to remember three lovely people taken ahead of their time that brought us all so many wonderful memories. The Windsor race day continues to keep those memories coming long after the boys’ early departures.
Thanks Lynn and Elaine.
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.