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.


HGT Events

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Smile! Don't forget we are a registered charity on Amazon Smile. Simply by using this page whilst doing your purchasing on Amazon and selecting Hollie Gazzard Trust you can help us raise vital funds without it costing you a penny. ... See MoreSee Less

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GDASS have compiled a useful Teen's Guide to Safety Planning. GDASS are there to help you can phone them on 01452 726570 or Email: [email protected] To access the full guide visit ... See MoreSee Less

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Everyone is entitled to healthy, happy and safe relationships. If something doesn't feel right then it probably isn't. For further information and advice take a look at GDASS Teen's Guide to Safety Planning which is packed full of tips and handy information. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday's are perfect for a spot of online shopping. Don't forget we are a registered charity on Amazon Smile. Simply by using this page whilst doing your purchasing on Amazon and selecting Hollie Gazzard Trust you can help us raise vital funds without it costing you a penny. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharing positive vibes for the weekend ahead. Fresh weekend, fresh start. Make the most of whatever you are doing. ... See MoreSee Less

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HGT Twitter

Smile! We are a registered charity on @amazonsmile Simply by using this page whilst doing your purchasing on Amazon and selecting Hollie Gazzard Trust you can help us raise vital funds without it costing you a penny. Appreciate the ongoing support.

Protect yourself by avoiding answering unknown telephone numbers. For the complete @GDASS_ guide visit

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Thank you for your continued support. We really appreciate it. Hollie Gazzard Trust is a registered charity on Amazon Smile.

Surround yourselves with people who make you feel safe and good about yourselves. Remember we should all experience healthy relationships. For the complete @GDASS_ Teen's Safety Guide visit

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Do you have any great ideas for fundraising? The Hollie Gazzard Trust relies entirely on donations & fundraising. Visit to start your fundraising today. No matter how big or small every penny really does make a difference.



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STAY, BE and FEEL safe this autumn with Hollie Guard.

In danger? A simple shake or tap activates Hollie Guard, automatically sending your location and audio/video evidence to your designated contacts.

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Advice not just for Autumn but all year round with @GDASS_ Teen's Guide to Safety. For more information and hints visit.

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CASE STUDY: James Taylor – Helping Talented Young People

One of the initiatives the Hollie Gazzard supports and helps fund is for talented, young hairdressers to be able to develop their careers further, working alongside Gloucestershire College. Hollie was a passionate hairdresser who was rarely seen without a new style....

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Thank You to the Mayor of Cheltenham Charity Appeal

Over the course of 12 months from April 2017 to April 2018, the Hollie Gazzard Trust was fortunate enough to be involved in Klara Sudbury's Charity Appeal - as part of her reign as the Mayor of Cheltenham. The Hollie Gazzard Trust was chosen as one of the 2 charities...

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Reports of Stalking are Doubled in Gloucestershire

Reports of stalking have doubled in Gloucestershire in just one year. A total of 77 cases of stalking were recorded by police across the county in 2017, up from 27 the previous year. The Forest of Dean saw 17 reports, up from three. In Cheltenham, 25 cases were...

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Hollie Gazzard Trust Golf Day 2018

The Brickhampton Court Golf course was an idyllic setting for our 2018 Golf Day. Basking in the sunshine and the smell of the BBQ in the air, 14 teams arrived from 11am onwards to take part in one of our key fundraisers for the year. With a Stableford scoring format...

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Our Awards


Proud to be an Ambassador for Crimestoppers

HGT 2018 Fundraisers: SWAT 2018 - Colin & Jackie Prosser - Ed Robinson - Winstons Barbers Gloucester - Hucclecote Slimming World - The Aviator - Barnwood Par School - Jenny Morgan - Steve Bassett - Rachel Beard