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 fulfill 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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Code 7 is one of the charities that we have supported. Kid is one of the people who has benefited from our support. His views may not resonate but by understanding them we become more effective.
The Tour de Force 2015 saw us with our biggest field of riders to date: 168 cyclists took to the road under bright blue skies and in scorching temperatures to take on the challenge.