The William Wates Memorial Trust
Who we are
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.
Our main fundraiser is the epic Le Loop cycling event that follows the entire route of the Tour de France each year, one week ahead of the pros. Riders can sign up to a Loop from 2 to all 21 stages. Find out more here: www.rideleloop.org and grab a place to ride this year!
It is our principal fundraiser and as a family we love to support and take part in it ourselves, involving William’s nieces and nephews too.