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.
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Helping Talented Young People
We work alongside Gloucestershire College to support students that face many different challenges.
Delivering Healthy Relationship Education
We help educate young people about the importance of healthy relationships and to identify signs of potential abuse.
Raising Awareness of Stalking
Stalking is one of the most frequently experienced forms of abuse; abuse that can destroy the lives of its victims.
Tackiling Knife Crime & Anti Social Behaviour
The Trust has funded several initiatives delivering workshops in schools and other youth-related organisations.
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“The walk is about remembering Hollie and keeping awareness of domestic abuse in the public eye". Those are the words of Nick Gazzard, speaking at the poignant remembrance event five years on from her death. Ever since the 20-year-old was killed by her ex-boyfriend...read more
Following on from the launch of the Black Country Stalking Support Service in April 2018, influential speakers got together once again in April 2019 to reflect one year on. Speakers included: - Cath Hannon from the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner West...read more
The annual #Walk4Hollie is taking place this Sunday 28th April 2019. This year the walk will take in a slightly different route of nearly 5 miles, beginning and finishing at the King Edward VII pub in Longlevens, where Hollie worked. The meeting time is 10am ready for...read more
Our Founder, Nick Gazzard was invited to speak at a conference held by Munich Re in London to celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme and message was: ‘’The future is exciting. Let's build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play - all the time,...read more
At 18:51 on 18th February 2014 20 year old hairdresser Hollie Gazzard was stabbed to death by her ex boyfriend at her place of work in full view of her colleagues right in the centre of the city of Gloucester. Five years on her murder still haunts the city and her...read more
Hollie Gazzard's story was last night featured on the Channel 5 programme 'Stalked: Murder in Slow Motion'. Whilst this is great exposure for the Trust and Hollie's story, the message is clear that raising awareness of domestic abuse, domestic violence and stalking...read more
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