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. ”


” 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.

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

HGT Events

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The Mayor of Cheltenham Civic Dinner

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Hatherley Ln, Cheltenham GL51 6PN, UK

Quiz Night - SOLD OUT...

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Pittville Pump Rooms, E Approach Dr, Cheltenham GL52 3JE

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A big thank you to everyone who joined us at Hollie's bench last night. We always remember. But 6:51pm on 18th February is always tough. With all the love and support we can keep Hollie's legacy alive. Without her, we would not be doing what we are doing to raise awareness for other victims to get help. Thank you 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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Remembering our beautiful Hollie on this sad day. 6.51pm four years ago today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Alex Chalk for sending the transcripts from the debate in the House of Commons regarding stalking. Great to be mentioned for the work we do and more importantly fighting for more support for victims. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday 18th of February outside fringe benefits Salon at hollies bench to remember our beautiful hollie! We will be holding a few moments silence at 6.51pm in respect of Hollie on her 4 year anniversary since she was so cruelty taken away! Flowers welcome!

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HGT Twitter

Tickets for #RockyHorror @CheltPlayhouse #Cheltenham 4th May on sale now All proceeds in aid of @CGHospCharity & @HollieGazzardT #mayorlife #makingadifference #ourchelt

Thank you @AlexChalkChelt for sending the transcripts from the House of Commons from the debate on #stalking back in January. It's great we got a mention for the work we are doing - plus fighting for support for victims of stalking. #Charity #domesticabuse #domesticviolence

Thank you to @HollieGazzardT who are attending our @GirlForce_ festival in March to deliver a workshop to secondary school girls #HollieGazzardTrust #GirlForce

Online booking opens at 10 am today for THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (15) screening on Fri 4 May in aid of @CGHospCharity and @HollieGazzardT with telephone booking opening tomorrow at 10 am.

@HollieGazzardT 4 years ago you were so cruelly taken from us. Miss your beaming smile, the fun & laughter you brought so many people & of course your sense of humour We are so proud of you and what you have and are achieving. Sleep tight, we all love and miss you. Our Angel. Xxx

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NEARLY 17,000 DOWNLOADS! Thanks all. We are pleased that so many people can benefit.
Hollie Guard is a #safety app for your loved ones, ideal for feeling safer on dark nights. #DomesticAbuse #DomesticViolence #Charity #Glosbiz
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Carrying an alarm such as #HollieGuard is a good idea – many men see these as female accessories, however they can be put into silent mode and still record audio and visual footage which can be used later if needed. Over 16,000 downloads! #besafe #feelsafe

#HollieGuard turns your mobile phone into a safety device. Award-winning and with over 16,000 downloads, this will help you to feel safer. There are lots of additional features and can be used whilst running, working alone and whilst out in the evenings. #BeSafe


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Hollie Gazzard Trust Referenced in Parliament

The debate on the second reading of the Stalking Protection Bill which was passed on Friday 19th January referenced the case of Hollie Gazzard. The House of Commons voted for the Bill to be sent to a Public Bill Committee that will scrutinise the Bill line by line....

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West Midlands Police #TalkingStalking with Hollie Guard

Stalking is a form of harassment and involves a fixation and repeated or unwanted behaviour that makes a person feel distressed or scared.  Behaviour is varied but can include being followed, repeated messages on social media, being sent unwanted gifts or threats of...

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