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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About Yes Futures

Yes Futures is a multi award-winning charity which exists to empower the most disadvantaged young people to make ambitious choices and realise their potential.


For over 25 years, Grit (previously known as Youth at Risk) has been working with young people experiencing disadvantage and living in challenging circumstances.

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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

We created Le Loop to offer the opportunity for riders to tackle anything from 2 to all 21 stages of the Tour de France route each year, one week ahead of the pro Tour. Le Loop is the Trust’s primary fundraising event.

If you want to ride with us, click ‘Find Out More’.

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