The William Wates Memorial Trust

The William Wates Memorial Trust

Supporting projects that encourage disadvantaged and vulnerable young people to keep away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activity, enabling them to fulfil their potential.

What is the WWMT?

The William Wates Memorial Trust exists to celebrate the life of William Wates who was tragically killed when travelling in South America.

The Trust is a grants giving registered charity set up in 1998 with a mission to help the most disadvantaged young people keep away from a life of crime and violence, and fulfil their potential. This is mainly achieved by supporting charities that engage young people through the mediums of sports, arts and education.

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Who We Help

  • London Sports Trust

London Sports Trust

London Sports Trust (LST) works in deprived areas of London with disadvantaged children, young people and their families to bring about three main outcomes: Positive lifestyles, improved life chances and improved health and fitness.

  • BigKid Foundation

BigKid Foundation

BigKid Foundation is a charity based in Lambeth covering a variety of districts within the Borough. Their aim is to engage with young people in the area who are struggling with the pressures of gangs, crime and deprivation.

  • Ride High

Ride High

Ride High is a registered charity in Milton Keynes set up to change the lives of disadvantaged children by giving them the opportunity to ride horses, build their self-esteem and confidence and improve their future prospects.

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People Who Benefit

Kid is a young man with a complicated history. He has had issues with police and prison but his willingness to engage in a positive future is inspiring and his wisdom is impressive.

Fundraising

The Tour de Force cycling event, that offers the opportunity for riders to tackle anything from 2 to all 21 stages of the Tour de France each year, it’s the Trust’s biggest fundraising event.

Tour De Force

After a wonderful 2016 we have sold out our first tranche of places for 2017. If you want to ride with us in 2017 click ‘find out more’.

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