Awards

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 Delaware, 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 was presented to the recipients of the awards this year who display Zachary’s vivacious spirit throughout their trip.

Previous winners of the UPD.


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. He has been remembered at competitions in the Republic of Ireland and also at the KUGB National Championships in the NIA in Birmingham. The Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust receives great support from every member of Zanshin and the Trust developed this award to acknowledge the efforts of an individual each year.

Zanshin NI Zachary Geddis Memorial Award Winner 2019 – Elaine Steele

Zanshin NI Zachary Geddis Memorial Award Winner 2018 - Duane Adams
Zanshin NI Zachary Geddis Memorial Award Winner 2018 – Duane Adams
Zanshin NI Zachary Geddis Memorial Award Winner 2017 - Aidan O'Boyle
Zanshin NI Zachary Geddis Memorial Award Winner 2017 – Aidan O’Boyle