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.

Please click on the video to hear a message from our Patron, Julie Etchingham.

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.  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. ”

Judgement

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

Tattoo

” 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. ”

Arrow

” 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. ”

Storms

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

Everyday

” 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. ”

Fair

” 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. ”

Hollie

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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❤️ 5 YEARS ❤️
Hollie brought so much joy, laughter and happiness to the world for the 20 years she was with us, before being cruelly taken too soon. Her legacy will live on and she will always be remembered as a bright, determined and successful individual, who lit up the room every time she walked in.

5 years on and the pain is not healed - it never will. But we have our memories of the precious times we spent together.

She is sadly missed by all who knew her.

Rest in peace, Hollie. We will never forget you. ❤️
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A reminder to those who wish to attend, we are holding a memorial at Hollie's Bench in #Gloucester, Southgate Street, from 6:30pm tonight.

Today marks 5 years since Hollie was tragically taken from us. ❤️😥
https://t.co/pnWyUkLy5u

#HollieGazzard #HollieGazzardTrust #Charity

❤️ 5 YEARS ❤️
Hollie brought so much joy, laughter and happiness to the world for the 20 years she was with us, before being cruelly taken too soon.

She is sadly missed by all who knew her.

Rest in peace, Hollie. We will never forget you. ❤️ #HollieGazzardTrust

Dear Hollie. It is 5 years since you were cruelly taken from us. They say time is a healer but, its not. I miss your wit, company and above all your smile. A large piece of my heart was taken that day and I cherish the time we had together. Love you and miss you. Dad xx

NEWS: It's 5 years since Hollie Gazzard was murdered at the salon where she worked in #Gloucester. Since her death, her family have set up the @HollieGazzardT to help those experiencing stalking and domestic violence. Hear Hollie's dad @NickGazzard in our news throughout today.

NEWS: It's 5 years since Hollie Gazzard was murdered at the salon where she worked in #Gloucester. Since her death, her family have set up the @HollieGazzardT to help those experiencing stalking and domestic violence. Hear Hollie's dad @NickGazzard in our news throughout today.

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February 18 2014: A Day Gloucester Will Forever Remember

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...

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Catch Up: Watch Hollie Gazzard Featured on Channel 5

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...

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Christmas Raffle 2018 Winners

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas Raffle 2018! We had so many donations of prizes from local businesses, all listed below next to their prizes, so another huge thank you to all of the below for your generosity. We'll be in touch with all...

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Hollie Gazzard Trust recruiting new Trustees

Due to the continued success of the Hollie Gazzard Trust we are looking for additional Trustees to join our dedicated Board to continue our great work. The Trust continues to go from strength to strength and is not only recognised as a nationwide charity dedicated to...

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