The William Wates Memorial Trust

The William Wates Memorial Trust

Supporting projects that encourage young people experiencing severe disadvantage 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

  • Just Drop In

Just Drop In

We are a small, but vibrant local Charity providing a range of services to children and young people from Macclesfield and its surrounding areas. In particular, we seek to support those who have or are facing multiple disadvantages and those experiencing challenges with their emotional health.

  • Youth Adventure Trust

Youth Adventure Trust

Youth Adventure Trust (YAT) take Year 7 to 9 pupils from Swindon and the Wiltshire area on a series of adventure camps and day activities that take place over 3 years.

  • Tykes


We are an independent local charity supporting young carers with a team of support workers where young people can safely and confidentially share and discuss issues common to young carers.

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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.


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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