Zachary Geddis Yearly Awards
We are proud to have several yearly awards which celebrate the life of Zachary and promote the work of The Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust.
UPD ZACHARY GEDDIS MEMORIAL AWARD
Zachary took part in Ulster Project Delware, since then, the community of UPD have been extremely supportive in keeping Zachary’s memory alive and created their own memorial award. In May 2019, ZGBTST donated glass trophies which will be presented to the recipents of the awards this year who display Zachary’s vivacious spirit throughout their trip.
ZANSHIN SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB MEMORIAL AWARD
Zachary was a member of the Zanshin Shotokan Karate Club up until the age of 18, he represented Northern Ireland at the World and European Championships and was graded to 2nd Dan with the KUGB. It is often stated how much his karate family miss him and he has been remembered at competitions and course in the Republic of Ireland and also at the KUGB National Championships in the NIA in Birmingham. The Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust recieves great support from every member of Zanshin and the Trust developed this award to acknowledge the efforts of a singular person every year.
NORTH WEST REGIONAL COLLEGE ART BURSARY AWARD
The Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust is honoured to work so closely with the NWRC on the delivery of the Art Bursary every year. Each January ZGBTST Founder, Yasmin speaks directly to the students of the Foundation Art Course and welcomes their applications for the bursary in April of each year. In 2018 we offered the winner £500 with two runners up who recieved £100 of Art Vouchers and in 2019 the Trust increased this to £1000 also including runners up vouchers. This bursary will release any financial pressure off the student and allow them to buy Art supplies etc that can help enhance their time at University.