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. 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 www.hollieguard.com. 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 www.hollieguard.com.

HGT Events

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HGT Facebook

2 days ago

Hollie Gazzard Trust

Enter the The Mayor of Cheltenham's competition below!*COMPETITION TIME*

Your chance to win 2 free tickets to the Mayor of #Cheltenham, Councillor Klara Sudbury's final charity fundraising event - The Mayor's Well Fit (Morning) on May 13th 2018, 9.00am-1.00pm!

The Mayor's Well Fit morning will take place at the stunning Sandford Parks Lido and is a fundraising event held in support of the Mayor of Cheltenham Charity Appeal 2017-18 (Reg Charity No. 1118165) raising funds for the Hollie Gazzard Trust and Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity's Focus Fund.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet friends, old and new, whilst trying new health and wellbeing activities.

Designed for all fitness levels and you will meet a host of Cheltenham’s very own #yoga, #Pilates, #HIIT training and #Zumba teachers from lots of different studios, as well as an opportunity to experience a transformative #meditation led by Gill Kirkham. Come as you are and do as much or as little as you want to.

Tickets for the event are £21.55pp and can be purchased online - wellfitmayor.eventbrite.co.uk

Sandford Parks Lido is such a great place to host this event and we even have a swimming lane just for you so when you’re ready to kick off the fitness gear you can jump on in and enjoy a blissful swim.

*TO ENTER*

1) Like The Mayor of Cheltenham Facebook Page, link below - www.facebook.com/Mayorofcheltenham/

2) Like and share this post!

If you want to leave your name and a comment to say you have done all of that then please do.

A big thank you to -

With special thanks to the Lido for allowing us to use their amazing facilities. Asda for providing our guests with healthy snacks at the event, Colour Connection for designing and printing our striking poster! Thank you to SJ Griffiths for organising the event and all those leading our classes including ONE GROVE Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga Studios Just the Girl Fitness THE HIDEOUT Aptitude Fitness Studio 13 Fit Inside Out Ltd. #cheltenhamfitmama

*The smallprint*
- no purchase is necessary to enter this competition
- this competition ends on Friday 20th April at 8pm
- one winner will be randomly selected using computer software and will receive two free tickets for this event
- no alternative prize is offered

Good luck!
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As it's day 2 of National Stalking Awareness Week 2018, we want to continue to raise the profile of Hollie Guard. This is our free personal safety app which works on any smartphone. It'll help you feel more comfortable travelling alone knowing you are being tracked by a personal contact. It's ideal for anyone to use, kids, loved ones, family, friends etc.

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"Stalking is misunderstood, under-reported and under recorded.''

Nick Gazzard talking to Punchline for an article to raise awareness of stalking in Gloucestershire - and beyond! It's National Stalking Awareness Week, so lets make #ReportingStalking part of the agenda.

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It's National Stalking AWARENESS Week.
#ReportingStalking needs to be a strategic priority. We have worked hard with lots of other organisations to raise the profile of stalking and help those affected.
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HGT Twitter

The figures of stalking are shocking, but the offence is very under-reported by victims. If you’re being harassed, please #ReportStalking, so you can be helped and stalkers can be stopped.

#NSAW18 #victimsupport #stalked #victims #harassment

#HollieGuard over 16,000 downloads find out more here: https://t.co/27Mim2gBij https://t.co/L9WPuSqdDb

Today we will be looking at gaps in support services for victims of stalking, our report Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind- Two Years On highlights the need for more specialised stalking services that victims can access locally. https://t.co/msE13luyUy

Some #brilliant work being done by #police #forces. We need more of these stories! #ReportingStalking

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Hollie Guard Twitter

It's called stalking. He made the threat to kill and then acted on it. 1 in 2 who make the threat, will act on it. Police information notices should not need be used in stalking cases. How many more? #HerNameWasCassie #Fixation #Stalking #NSAW2018 https://t.co/lKBAuK4utS

"Stalking is misunderstood, under-reported and under recorded.''

@NickGazzard talking to @PunchlineGlos to raise awareness of #stalking in Gloucestershire. It's National Stalking Awareness Week, so lets make #ReportingStalking part of the agenda.

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#talkingstalking event today, what can you do if you think you are being stalked? It’s not love, it’s control. @Hollie_Guard

How are CPS prosecuting stalkers? They are working on your behalf to deliver justice. The first step is for the victim to report stalking or harassment. #talkingstalking @MyBCU @BCUSU @Hollie_Guard @AstonUniversity @aston_union @DSASaston

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The Intervention Initiative: The Pilot

How would you help a family member, friend or neighbour who you suspected to be in an abusive relationship? How could you do this safely? In fact, would trying to intervene even cause more harm to the victim? These are tough answers to give and not straight-forward....

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The Cheltenham Mayor’s Quiz Night 2018

On a sunny Sunday, 25th March 2018, 46 quiz teams came out in their droves to pit their wits in support of two Gloucestershire charities. We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came. The Pitville Pump Room in Cheltenham was a complete sell-out and everyone...

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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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