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

  • The AHOY Centre

The AHOY Centre

We are a watersports Charity located in one of London’s most deprived communities. Our primary objective is to give opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk young people whilst also providing opportunities for disabled participants to engage in activities and courses on an equal level.

  • The Childrens Literacy Charity

The Children’s Literacy Charity

The Children’s Literacy Charity supports children from disadvantaged backgrounds (including those with special educational needs such as dyslexia) to achieve the literacy levels expected for their age.

  • Hackney Pirates

Hackney Pirates

The Hackney Pirates makes a transformative impact on the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people who are both falling behind at school and have fewer advantages in their personal circumstances, so that they can achieve both at school and in the world beyond.

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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

Le Loop

The Le Loop (formerly 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.

After a wonderful 2017, we have sold out our first tranche of places for 2018. If you want to ride with us in 2018 click ‘find out more’.

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