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Students supported in memory of Lisa
A NOMANSLAND couple who set up a charity in memory of their daughter, have handed out bursaries to students at her old university.
Clive and Tricia Wilson, established the Lisa Wilson Scholarship fund, which is a registered charity, in memory of their daughter Lisa who died in a car crash in Australia in November 2002, following her graduation from Solent University in Southampton.
Some 68 students have now received bursaries to help them through their studies at Solent.
In August, the fund - which has become an integral part of the support system at the university - reached the total of £240,000, almost achieving the Wilsons’ stated target of a quarter of a million pounds. Eight more first-year students have now been awarded scholarships worth up to £1,000 per year for the duration of their course.
Speaking at the scholarship awards ceremony, Clive Wilson said: “This is a fitting legacy to Lisa. It’s amazing to think that nearly 11 years after her untimely death she is still helping other young adults fulfil their educational dreams and ambitions in the way that Lisa did.”
Clive and Tricia also handed out a graduate achievement award.
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