We can confirm that the second intake of students to benefit from the charity have now been named. This year there will be five new students who have been given the award of £1000 per annum. They are: Kate Hayne, 18, from Romsey; Stacey Parry, 18, from Bishops Waltham; Kim Curtis, 21, from Southampton; Xiadjuan Yan, currently residing in Southampton both on a top up degree; and Graham Hunter from Blantyre Glasgow who has been awarded the first sporting scholarship. On top of this, four students – James Denyer, Lucie Jones, Charlotte Field and Madina Boyo-Jalloh – have been accepted for the second year of their scholarships. Congratulations to all of you.
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.
Southampton University beat Southampton Institute 1-0 in a competitive match that was attended by over 750 spectators. The game was played on March 15th – Lisa’s birthday – at the Sparshatt Stadium, Eastleigh FC’s home ground. The weather could have been kinder but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the spectators who got behind their teams to cheer them on. The trophy was presented to the winning captain by none other than ‘Le God’ himself Matthew Le Tissier. He also presented Uni keeper Inigo Sarriegui with a bottle of bubbly for the ‘man of the match’. The game followed earlier games in the day of rugby and hockey in which the University took a clean sweep of all three events. It is hoped that the fixture will take place again next year at Eastleigh.
Valiant losers Southampton Institute with Matty
At a moving ceremony at Southampton Institute carried out on October 7th four students received the first part of their annual bursary from the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Award. The bursaries were presented by Lisa’s mum Tricia Wilson who was joined by her husband Clive and her brothers Scott and Ross along with Kelly Wilson, Lisa’s sister-in-law. Around twenty people attended the ceremony including Geeta Uppal, Widening Participation Officer from the Institute, who has given so much to the organisation of these awards. Tom Thomas Dean of Southampton Institute Business School said a few words about the Fund and the benefits it would bring to students and introduced Clive Wilson who wished the students every success; he said “Lisa would be proud to know that she had helped these students further their education and achieve their University dream just like she had done.”
Pictured from left to right, Kirsty Baulcomb, Charlotte Field, Clive and Tricia Wilson, Lucie Jones and James Denyer.
First recipients of the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Award.