The Trust was created following the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard in 2014 by an ex-partner. HGT helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges. In addition, it funds hairdressing training for young people who may not otherwise have the funds to study – Hollie was passionate about hairdressing and HGT enables others to follow their dream.  

The Hollie Gazzard Trust also campaigns to reduce anti-social behaviour and knife crime.

The ultimate aim of the Trust is to positively change the lives of young people through partnerships in communities, as well as working alongside other charities and professional agencies.

HGT was set up by Hollie’s parents, Nick and Mandy, and her sister Chloe.

About Hollie

Hollie was a determined and successful individual, a true inspiration for others, loved, by her family and friends and highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike. A friend said: “Hollie was vibrant, fun, vivacious, talented and beautiful.” She is sadly missed by all her knew her. Read More >

Hollie's Quotes

Holz Wall

” Have hope be strong laugh loud and play hard. Live in the moment, smile often, dream big. Remember you are loved and never ever give up. ”


” Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there any more… ”


” Time is precious, life is a mystery. ”

'The Gym'

” Someone should open a bar called ‘The Gym.’ Then, I could be one of those annoying people on Facebook that brags about going there everyday. ”


” An arrow can only be shot by pulling it back. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. ”


” Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains. ”


” Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of our new life. ”

Eyes Open

” Sometimes, opening your eyes may be the most painful thing you ever have to do. ”


” If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him. ”

Susan Sontag

” I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. “


” You spend too much time worrying what other people think of you… A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of a sheep. ”

Sign Up To Hollie Guard

Hollie Guard turns your smartphone into a personal safety device. In danger? Shake your phone or tap the screen to generate an alert. Your location and audio/video evidence will automatically be sent to your emergency contacts who can take action to help you quickly. Three alert types – Personal, Stealth, and Deterrent – allow you to choose an alert setting appropriate to your specific needs. Meeting someone? The Meeting Timer gives you extra protection when you are going to a dangerous meeting or are meeting someone new. Simply enter descriptive information and the duration of the meeting. When the meeting time has expired an alert will automatically be raised. Travelling? The Journey feature allows you to notify your friends, family, and co-workers of your movements while travelling. Enter your start and end point, and an SMS & email will be sent to your emergency contacts when you’ve started and safely completed your journey. To register for an account please click the link below or visit Hollie Guard was developed by the Hollie Gazzard Trust to help people stay safe.The app was created in honour of Hollie.

Hollie Guard Featured On BBC’s Radio 4 PanicGuard partner Hollie Guard was featured on Radio 4′s Today programme as a premier safety solution. During the segment Nick Gazzard, head of the Hollie Gazzard Trust, discussed how Hollie Guard turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. Radio 4 is broadcasted throughout the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. PanicGuard developed Hollie Guard for the Hollie Gazzard Trust. To register for the App please visit

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A hard hitting film about the dangers of online grooming has led to a big increase in people coming forward for help and advice.

Your Donations

We need your donations As a charity, HGT relies solely on donations and funds raised from events and other activities. The Trust is extremely grateful to all those who support its aims and help to ensure that it positively changes the lives of young people. Money raised through donations benefits community projects. In 2015, HGT created the Hollie’s Young People Programme and funded Peace Pedalers – click on the video to find out more about HGT projects. Please help further the Trust’s objectives via the DONATE tab. Thank you.

How we spend your donations The money that we raise through grants and donations goes towards a number of projects in the local community. In 2015 we created Hollie’s Young People programme, funded the Peace Pedalers and sponsored a number of hairdressing students at Gloucestershire College. Please click on the video to find out more about each of these projects.

Upcoming Events And Social Media

HGT Events

Nov 26

Hollie Gazzard Trust Masquerade Gala Dinner – Email For Availability

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - November 27 @ 1:00 am
Hatherley Manor Down Hatherley Lane Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 9QA
Jan 15

Charity Quiz Night January 2017 with Paul Sinha

January 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hatton Court Hotel Upton St Leonards Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8DE
Jan 28

The Motown & Soul Show 2017

January 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Walls Social Club Hammond Way Barnwood GL4 3HG

Other Events

Nov 09

Mental Health in Education

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hatherley Manor Down Hatherley Lane Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 9QA
Nov 11

Bristol Behind Closed Doors

November 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Station Silver Street Bristol BS1 2AG
Mar 12

HGT Facebook

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HGT Twitter

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The video shows a woman in a nightclub with a knife

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Hollie Guard Twitter

Domestic abuse is not gender-neutral - as @pollyn1 explains for @Telegraph here @davidburrowesmp #domesticabuse

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Nick Gazzard and Hollie Guard make it to the finals again!

HGT is delighted and proud to announce that Nick Gazzard has been selected as a finalist for Volunteer Hero at the Heart of Gloucestershire Community Awards, to be held on 1st December 2016. While Hollie Guard has become a finalist in the Best Community Project...

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Finalists in the Believe in Gloucester Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce that Nick Gazzard is a finalist in the Over 21 Gloucester Ambassador of the Year in the Believe in Gloucester Awards 2016. In addition, we are just as pleased to say that Hollie Guard has made it to the final of the Best Community Project...

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Martin Surl on Coercive Control

We should thank The Archers for shining a light on the dark invisible side of domestic violence by Martin Surl, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire Our awareness of coercive control has increased over recent years. Coercive and controlling behaviour in a...

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Hollie Gazzette

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Hollie Gazzette Issue 3... Landing in your inbox on the 1st December