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.

 

HGT Events

Apr 28 all-day The King Teddy
The 2019 #Walk4Hollie will take place on Sunday 28th of April from 10:00am. Meeting at: The King VII Public House, 47 Old Cheltenham Rd, Longlevens, Gloucester  GL2 0AN We aim to start the walk at 10:30am. We[...]
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm Brickhampton Court Golf Complex
Join us for a fantastic Quiz Night at Brickhampton Golf Complex on Sunday 9th June from 7pm. Our quizmaster for the evening will be Paul Sinha aka The Sinnerman from ITV’s The Chase. The cost[...]
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Brickhampton Court Golf Complex
 

 

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These are some important safety and planning tips for stalking from Gloucestershire Constabulary. Hollie Guard is one of them but please read through the others to ensure you are thinking of all possibilities.62% of you told us you rated your knowledge of what safety precautions to take in relation to stalking as fair to very poor. Here is the advice you can give:

The Hollie Gazzard Trust has created a personal safety app called Hollie Guard (hollieguard.com). A simple shake or tap can automatically send alerts, your location and audio/video evidence to designated contacts. This may be useful if you feel worried about going out alone.

The below safety planning advice has been developed by the Gloucestershire Stalking Advocacy Service (GSAS). When considering safety planning its important to reflect that anything a victim does to regain control over their life may reduce the control a stalker enjoys. This can increase the risk to the victim and should be at the forefront of the minds of everyone involved in a stalking case.

• Check your electronic devices for tracking and spyware (see cyberstalking section of this webpage)
• Does your home have secure windows and doors?
• Consider investing in CCTV and security lights
• Do you have missing keys? Do you need to change locks?
• If the stalker is known to you consider getting locks changed
• Plan a number of escape routes out of your property just in case
• Setup a code word with your friends and family so they know when you’re in trouble
• Are there trusted neighbours who you could tell about the stalking and who to look out for?
• Consider removing items and foliage from your gardens someone could hide behind
• If you need to leave home in a hurry do you have everything you need? Clothes, money, documents, fuel.
• Avoid meeting your stalker or harasser for any reason
• If you’re being followed in the car drive to somewhere with CCTV such as a petrol station or supermarket. A dash cam can also be worth considering.
• Try different routes to work and avoid any locations where you are alone.

If you purchase anything in relation to protecting yourself keep the receipts as evidence.

For more information and advice visit: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/campaigns/stalking-and-harassment-campaign/

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If someone repeatedly behaves in a way that alarms or distresses you, that's harassment. It could be:

👉 sending you texts, letters or gifts you don't want
👉 making threats online or in person
👉 being bullied at work or at school

Stalking is a form of harassment. Harassment and stalking are both criminal offences.

Find out more info from the National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

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Stay safe over the Easter holidays with Hollie Guard!

It's an ESSENTIAL app to have on your device 📱

Register on our website👉https://t.co/xY7fzhg74r
Download the app📲
Personalise your settings🔊

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Keep similar contacts in one group!

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Need some extra TIPS and HINTS on how to use Hollie Guard?

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Remember STOP to put a stop to stalking:

- Say no once and stop responding
- Take notes by keeping a log of evidence and any gifts
- Options - Contact the National Stalking Helpline
- Police - Report it as early as possible

Download an evidence log now: https://t.co/LvCrNDOR6e

Need to tell us about something? Tell us online here: https://t.co/JJJYw7hTyP

We don’t advise that you completely block someone who’s stalking you from messaging you.

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If you completely block someone on social media, messaging apps and from calling or texting you they may try to contact you in person. Set the messages to 'mute' or 'ignore' instead so you can monitor and record what they're sending you.

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Need some extra TIPS and HINTS on how to use Hollie Guard?

View our USER GUIDE here - https://t.co/lcUBurYHxx

Has EVERYTHING you need to know about ALL of the app's functionalities.

#HollieGuard #App #Download #Safety

Group your emergency contacts TOGETHER! 👨‍👨‍👧‍👦

Keep similar contacts in one group!

FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS and FAMILY MEMBERS

DOWNLOAD HERE - https://t.co/OUsod6L7Oj

#HollieGuard #Groups #SafetyFirst #Download

80% of people are stalked by someone they know, most likely an ex-partner. You can also be stalked by family, colleagues, acquaintances & strangers. ☎️ Call the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300 or call police via 101. In an emergency 999 📞

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Stay safe over the Easter holidays with Hollie Guard!

It's an ESSENTIAL app to have on your device 📱

Register on our website👉https://t.co/xY7fzhg74r
Download the app📲
Personalise your settings🔊

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International Women’s Day 2019

Our Founder, Nick Gazzard was invited to speak at a conference held by Munich Re in London to celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme and message was: ‘’The future is exciting. Let's build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play - all the time,...

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February 18 2014: A Day Gloucester Will Forever Remember

At 18:51 on 18th February 2014 20 year old hairdresser Hollie Gazzard was stabbed to death by her ex boyfriend at her place of work in full view of her colleagues right in the centre of the city of Gloucester. Five years on her murder still haunts the city and her...

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Catch Up: Watch Hollie Gazzard Featured on Channel 5

Hollie Gazzard's story was last night featured on the Channel 5 programme 'Stalked: Murder in Slow Motion'. Whilst this is great exposure for the Trust and Hollie's story, the message is clear that raising awareness of domestic abuse, domestic violence and stalking...

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Christmas Raffle 2018 Winners

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas Raffle 2018! We had so many donations of prizes from local businesses, all listed below next to their prizes, so another huge thank you to all of the below for your generosity. We'll be in touch with all...

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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