A NEW Forest-based charity, which was set up in memory of a woman who died in a car accident, has awarded more than 100 bursaries.

Clive and Tricia Wilson, from Nomansland, set up the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund in 2002 when their daughter, Lisa, died during travels in Australia.

The charity was set up to support young adults by granting them additional funding, and recently awarded bursaries to five students at Solent University, Southampton, which was the university where Lisa studied.

The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund to date has raised more than £290,000.

Following the bursary presentation last month, trustee of the charity and father Clive said: "We have now helped more than 100 young adults with bursaries in Lisa's memory. As every scholarship is valid for three years this now means that Lisa's legacy has become over 300 years of education, a wonderful legacy for our beautiful girl.

"Lisa would be so proud that seventeen years after her untimely death she is still able to help other young adults fulfil their educational dreams in the way that she did."

Clive also presented the group of students a copy of his book entitled The Friends of Gasparilla, which he had originally written for his grandchildren.

The book is now on sale and profits will be donated to the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund.