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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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. ”


” 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. ”


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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Nick with Joe Harris and Jenny Forde from Cotswold District Council discussing how to address domestic abuse in our county.Council Leader Joe Harris and Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Public Safety Jenny Forde met with Nick Gazzard from the Hollie Gazzard Trust this afternoon exploring how the Council tackle domestic violence and stalking in our area #cotswolds ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Amy and Fran for representing the Hollie Gazzard Trust at the Glos Police open day today!

The stand looks amazing and we appreciate your time and dedication! ♥️

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Today Nick was asked to appear on the Victoria Derbyshire show tomorrow on BBC 10:00am to talk about domestic homicide and what happened to Hollie to raise awareness. Nick will do anything he can to raise awareness of this important issue.

He is then off to a meeting with Jo Harris Leader of Cotswold District Council in the afternoon on the same subject. Just a normal Friday for Nick but it typifies his dedication!!! Oh, and he has also spent the last two days delivering workshops relating to domestic abuse and stalking in the workplace and organizing and running the Trust's golf day raising over £4,000.
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Due to the continued growth of the Hollie Gazzard Trust, we are delighted to be able to offer someone an exciting opportunity to work with us as a Fundraising Manager.

The role will be varied and very fulfilling. The Fundraising Manager will be tasked with the exciting challenge of engaging, developing and managing relationships with our existing supporters and engage new supporters.

Experience in a fundraising role within the charity sector is desired and we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in the job.

Read more about the role and apply via this link:

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We're ready to begin our 'Working Without Fear' workshop at the beautiful Manor By The Lake with Gloucestershire Constabulary Swan Advocacy Change Grow Live and Creed Foodservice.

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HGT Twitter

Due to the continued growth of the Hollie Gazzard Trust we are delighted to be able to offer someone an exciting opportunity to work with us as a Fundraising Manager.

Read more about the role & apply:

#Jobs #GlosJobs #GlosBiz #Charity

CTFC v Macclesfield Tues 22 Oct KO 7:45pm arrive 6pm Matchday ticket incl:
⚽️ Q&A
⚽️ 2 course meal
⚽️ Programme
⚽️ Car parking 1 space per 4 tickets
⚽️ Golden goal & raffle
⚽️ HT refreshments
⚽️ Auction
£60 per person, cash bar facility.

Violence and abuse against women and girls exists in many different forms in every culture, society, and religion across the world.

Its effects can be devastating and life-long.

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Thank you to our Golf day sponsors @Skylight9ltd @Paradigmassoc @bigyellowss @EmberInns @smartcommsglos @hatherleymanor @CTFCofficial @IdemiaGroup @mastersgolfHQ @3Creativellc @Canoe @ConsortioRec De Rose Wealth Management @AndyCarsGlos and Kirby & Knott!
Thursday 12th Sep!

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Due to the continued growth of the Hollie Gazzard Trust we are delighted to be able to offer someone an exciting opportunity to work with us as a Fundraising Manager.

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Vacancy: Fundraising Manager

Workplace:  Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire Hours:  20 per week Starting salary:  £25,000 This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 25 days of holiday per year excluding 8 paid bank holidays (pro rata). Probationary period of 6 months. The...

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Hollie Gazzard Trust at the Cheltenham Town FC Open Day

The charity was delighted to kick-off our charity partnership with Cheltenham Town Football Club by attending and participating in their annual Open Day, held at the Seasons training ground. Supporters, management, players and staff all gathered on Sunday 28th July to...

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TV Presenter Joins Hollie Gazzard Trust

BBC Points West anchor Alex Lovell has joined the Hollie Gazzard Trust as one of the charities ambassadors. The TV presenter was threatened by a stalker with rape has praised the charities personal safety app – Hollie Guard, which she said helped her during her own...

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Nick Gazzard Featured in Tower of London Art Exhibition

The Hollie Gazzard Trust Founder, Nick Gazzard, has been featured in works of art on display in the Chapel Royal at the Tower of London. Russell Haines, the Gloucester artist, has had work displayed since 6th March 2019, featuring a series of 21 giant paintings for...

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HGT 2019 Fundraisers: Tewkesbury Borough Council - Glos Chamber of Commerce - Friends of Pauly Gunn - Gabrielle - Tesco Churchdown - Tracey’s Churchdown - Golden City Churchdown - King Teddy Longlevens - Westlea Housing Association