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


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” 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 is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection. Whether you’re working alone, travelling to an unknown area or simply commuting around town. With Hollie Guard, you can set extra levels of protection from right inside the App. As seen on BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow. 

Let Hollie be your Guardian Angel. 



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We have created a guide for people who may have a friend, family member, neighbour or colleague that could be in an abusive relationship. With domestic abuse cases very sadly and shockingly increasing since lockdown, knowing this information could assist you when reaching out to a loved one.

This guide will explain what domestic abuse is, what things you can do to help the situation and how you can look after yourself:

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You can adjust the shake sensitivity needed to raise an alert within the settings of Hollie Guard. ⚙️

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Thank you to everyone who took part. The draw took place on Fri 3rd July & we can now reveal the winning numbers! Everyone will be notified by email & surnames are removed for privacy. #PrizeDraw #Charity #GlosBiz

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Fantastic lockdown fun hosting a virtual quiz fundraising for ⁦@HollieGazzardT⁩ tonight. I followed the cocktail masterclass which warned the crowd up nicely! Thanks to ⁦@klarachelt⁩ for asking me to be involved. #LifeInLockdown

This is your last chance to get tickets for our Summer #PrizeDraw! You have until 5pm this evening to be in with a chance of winning!

The draw will take place during our Shake It Up event tonight! #GlosBiz #Charity

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As well as all the features of Hollie Guard, you can now choose to upgrade your service to Hollie Guard Extra, a brand-new service through which an alert response centre will monitor any alerts you trigger.

Upgrade for a small monthly fee within the app💜


You can adjust the shake sensitivity needed to raise an alert within the settings of Hollie Guard. ⚙️

If you'd prefer not to shake your phone to raise an alert, you can change it to "tap to raise" 📲

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@Knibbsey @HollieGazzardT @klarachelt Amazing. Well done @Knibbsey. Plus, a good reminder to everyone to #staysafe and download the @Hollie_Guard app.

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Summer Prize Draw 2020 WINNERS!

Summer Prize Draw 2020 WINNERS!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who took part in our Summer Prize Draw 2020 and to those who joined us for our virtual Shake It Up event. Your support, as always, is hugely appreciated, especially during these challenging times. The draw took place on Friday 3rd July 2020...

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Cheltenham Town FC Fill the Paddock

Cheltenham Town FC Fill the Paddock

Cheltenham Town FC have got off to a flying start with their Fill the Paddock campaign. Despite being unable to fulfill all fixtures due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Cheltenham Town's fantastic 2019/20 season has been rewarded with a 4th place finish in the table and...

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Summer Prize Draw 2020

Summer Prize Draw 2020

The Summer Prize Draw is back! With the aim to raise vital funds for the Hollie Gazzard Trust during these unprecedented times. We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals that have dontated these amazing prizes, we are so grateful for your kindness and...

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Collaborating with WSP Solicitors

Collaborating with WSP Solicitors

We are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with WSP Solicitors. WSP Solicitors will be offering their expertise to anyone considering leaving a legacy donation to the Hollie Gazzard Trust in their will. Nick Gazzard, Founder of HGT met WSP Solicitors when...

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Gloucestershire Charity Founder Suffers Stroke

Gloucestershire Charity Founder Suffers Stroke

The Founder of the Hollie Gazzard Trust, Nick Gazzard, was rushed to the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on the morning of Friday 8 May after suffering a stroke. He was taken straight into the ICU unit at the hospital and has since undergone treatment and therapy for...

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2.6 Challenge for the Hollie Gazzard Trust

2.6 Challenge for the Hollie Gazzard Trust

Calling all Hollie Heroes! Do your bit to help the Hollie Gazzard Trust this Sunday 26th April 2020 by creating a 2.6 challenge fundraising page or completing a 2.6 challenge.   Many fundraising events across the UK have been cancelled due to COVID-19. In response,...

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