News

Point of Light Award

Our founder Yasmin Geddis was the 1412 recipient of the Prime Ministers Points of Light Award for her work within ZGBTST.

Yasmin’s Point of Light Award Certificate

Points of Light are awarded to outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. These awards are not given based on nominations. We are so grateful that our work within the community (and beyond) has been recognised from far afield.

A letter to Yasmin from Boris Johnson in recognition of her work with ZGBTST

You can read more about the programme below and see other award recipients.

Thank you for your continued support


National Diversity Awards

ZGBTST received the news that we have been nominated in the Community Organisation Multi Strand Category.

What an honour this is, the National Diversity Awards are UK wide and a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.

The awards take place in Liverpool in September (all being well) and the final 8 to attend the awards ceremony.


Workshop Opening

Our workshop officially opened on 24th Janruary 2020.We had our launch day for Hidden Treasures and our ZGBTST Workshop located at 28 Long Commons Coleraine. Helen Thompson, devotes to giving back to the community asked us to come on board and provided us with an amazing space in her one of a kind thrift store in the heart of Coleraine.

The opening of the ZGBTST workshop.

Within this space the trust is now proud to provide a unique space for:

🌱 1-2-1 Mental Health Mentoring
🌱 Bereaved by suicide weekly meetings
🌱 Mothers Mornings
🌱 Free of charge, non referral professional counselling service
🌱 Drop in Centre
🌱 Craft Workshops

We are very excited to have this new venture with Louise Geddis taking the reigns on this project and creating a beautiful, calming space for all our users.