One of the objectives of SHOTORAMA is to strengthen the community, and as such the proceeds from the event go to the KUGB’s nominated charity. Surely there can be no better way to celebrate our love of karate than to spend a whole day with like minded people and on the back of it support a worthy charity!
This year’s nominated charity is Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust created in memory of Zachary Geddis who was a member of the KUGB in Northern Ireland and KUGB squad. Zachary took his own life at the age of 20 whilst attending university. The charity was developed by the Geddis Family, to attempt to prevent any other family from experiencing the heartache that they have been subject too. The Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust aims to bring more awareness to the community of Northern Ireland surrounding the topic of Mental Health and decrease the stigma surrounding Suicide.
The KUGB’s nominated charity for 2018 was The Transplant Association who aim to promote the need and understanding of signing the donor register and donor awareness. Our instructors and participants helped raised £180 for the charity.