Wates Giving will be PLOS’ corporate sponsor for its premiere Fringe production, The Poltergeist of Cock Lane. Chairman Andy Wates had this message to share following the announcement:
Wates Giving is the charitable programme funded by the Wates Family Enterprise Trust. It was set up by my family, owners of the Wates Group, in 2008 to empower initiatives that make a real difference to society. It’s a vital part of our commitment to being engaged stewards of a company that combines good business with social responsibility.
Wates was established 120 years ago, and we’re one of the leading privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Headquartered in Surrey, we’ve built homes for thousands of people around South London, and it’s likely that you know someone who has lived in a Wates home.
We’re passionate about leaving a positive legacy for the communities in which we work and live and we are happy to fund organisations which align with our family values as a company. This year we are proud to be able to support PLOS, which has been such an established part of its community for so long, as they embark on their exciting venture to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.