THEY are building on her legacy and other students are getting a help hand with their higher education.

After their daughter 23-year-old Lisa Wilson died in a car crash on the other side of the world in 2002, her grieving parents Clive and Trish decided to set up a scholarship to honour her memory and help others at universities in a bid to help others do well.

The Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund is supported world-wide and it has the backing of celebrities including Elton John and Celine Dion. 

Lisa, who lived at Nomansland near Romsey graduated from Southampton Institute with a BA 2.1 in business management a year before she met her untimely end in Australia. Lisa had travelled to Australia to celebrate her achievements at university. 

And a record amount of cash has just been raised at the annual Lisa Wilson Golf Day in Wellow and the money will go into their late daughter's scholarship fund.

The event was the 13th golf day and her dad described it as an "overwhelming success" with more than 100 people on the golf course helping to boost funds for the charity.

"Lisa sent a lovely day of sunshine for the golfers to enjoy. With 100 Wellow members playing in the members tournament and 36 in the friends and guests competition the golf was really well supported," said Clive, who revealed that golf day raised more than £9,000.

To-date the golf day fundraisers have netted over £50,000 for the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund and money from it is available to help young people meet the cost of their higher education.

This is through a bursary and includes four scholarships and students get a maximum of £1,000 a year from the fund which has received more than £250,000 in donations.

Sponsors and 83 friends and guests attended an evening meal and around the same number of golf club members filled the clubhouse with 160 for the prize-giving and star cabaret.

Former Scholarship winner Charlotte Lystor was present and she spoke about her experience as a recipient of a Lisa Wilson Scholarship and the life changing way in which it had affected her life.

Star cabaret was performed by singer-songwriter and comedian Steve Womack who delivered what Lisa's dad Clive, described as "an outstanding performance". A raffle raised £755 and a silent auction raised £1,055. 

A chuffed Clive concluded: "With sponsorship and donations coming in at over £7000 plus members entry fees the amount of money raised is expected to be in excess of £9,000 another nine years added to Lisa’s amazing legacy. I thank thank everyone for their amazing support."

Lisa moved Nomansland in the New Forest in 1985 with her parents and two older brothers Scott and Ross. They lived in Romsey prior to that.