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

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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 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

Other Events

The Mayor of Cheltenham Civic Dinner

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Hatherley Ln, Cheltenham GL51 6PN, UK

Quiz Night

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

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Who remembers the Golf Days from previous years?

Well... soon we'll be launching the 2018 Golf Day details, so please share and let us know if you'd be interested in being the first to get signed up!

Suitable for businesses to put teams together or just plain golf enthusiasts!
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Thanks to everyone who is contributing to the amazing success of Hollie Guard. Anyone can use it to feel safe, not specific to victims of domestic abuse. To those who have suffered in the past though, use Hollie Guard to give you confidence out of home again.

Download our FREE SAFETY APP on to your smartphone. Keep your kids, family and friends safe when out or travelling alone. Hollie Guard is your guardian! Ideal for kids going to and from school, also those who travel alone to work.

Go to the Hollie Guard website for details and download today
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Who wants to join us in March for a night of Quizzing!? Paul Sinha from The Chase (on ITV) will be the quiz master again!

This event forms part of the events The Mayor of Cheltenham is organising for her chosen charities which is us and Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity.

If you came last year you'll know how much fun it is - for those thinking about it, book early as it will sell out! Pittville Pump Room on 25th March 2018.

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I am devastated to hear the sad news of the passing of Lee Fancourt. Lee was such a wonderful person and a big supporter of the Trust. I am at a loss as to what to say. Our thoughts are with Praveena and Lee’s family. The world has lost another wonderful human being. Rest in peace Lee and thank you for being you. You will never be forgotten. Nick Gazzard ... See MoreSee Less

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The Hollie Gazzard Suite is a private area screened of at the King Teddy for private functions such as Wakes, Business meetings, Baby showers, Book Clubs, Birthday Buffets etc. Already used by various...

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News coming soon on the 2018 Hollie Gazzard Trust Golf Day @Brickhamptongc

Please share & direct message if you would like to be the first to get all the details! Suitable for businesses or the golfing enthusiasts!


News coming soon on the 2018 Hollie Gazzard Trust Golf Day @Brickhamptongc

Please share & direct message if you would like to be the first to get all the details! Suitable for businesses or the golfing enthusiasts!



Hollie Guard is a #safety app for your loved ones, ideal for feeling safer on dark nights. #DomesticAbuse #DomesticViolence #Charity

Follow @Hollie_Guard & visit

The #StalkingProtectionBill has just passed its second reading! Thank you to everyone who has supported this vital Bill to protect victims of #stalking

Do join me for #AnEnchantedEvening my civic ball

Fri 23rd Feb in aid of @HollieGazzardT @CGHospCharity

3 course meal | music from @thrillcollinsuk | raffle | auction

Tickets £50pp from [email protected]

#glosbiz #ourchelt #CheltenhamWDYT #charitytuesday

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Hollie Guard Safety App!

Choose one of our 3 alert profiles for your unique needs.

1, Personal Alert
2, Stealth Alert
3, Deterrent Alert

Register here: and download the app then fill in your designated contacts.

#HollieGuard #StaySafe

What are some practical tips for survivors to manage their online presence?

#CEV is all setup for today at Gloucester, Kings Square, here until 3:30pm. Come and talk to officers about Neighbourhood Policing, sign up to Your Community Alerts and receive your free 24hr plug in timer switch. #NeighbourhoodPolicing #CrimePrevention 🚔


Hollie Guard is a #safety app for your loved ones, ideal for feeling safer on dark nights. #DomesticAbuse #DomesticViolence #Charity

Follow @Hollie_Guard & visit

A child is referred to social services every 49 seconds in England and Wales, with #domesticabuse the most common factor of referrals. Vulnerable women and children experiencing DA need free, stable and effective support services.

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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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TK Maxx Gloucester Support Hollie Gazzard Trust

As a part of our initiative to engage with more local businesses, TK Maxx in Gloucester have been busy fundraising on behalf of the Hollie Gazzard Trust. With our charity relying on donations from the public and businesses, we are really grateful to TK Maxx in...

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Our Awards

Proud to be an Ambassador for Crimestoppers

HGT 2017 Fundraisers: Portivo Lounge Gloucester Quays - Amy Brown – Miss Cheltenham 2017 - Cotswold Way - Irish Club - Tesco Churchdown - Flash Dance ‘Belly Mob’ - Ice hair 7 beauty - Smart Comms - Zen Hair - Paradigm Consulting - TK Maxx Gloucester - Commercial Ltd - Vicky’s Beauty Box - Golden City -Harvester Cheltenham