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.


HGT Events

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*Save the date* 'A Night 2 remember'. Commemorating 5 years since Hollie was tragically taken from us. Please join us at Manor by the Lake on 9th February 2019 for a 3 course meal and drink on arrival. This spectacular evening will offer an auction, prize draw and disco plus a special performance from Matt Knight (BBC 1 - Let it Shine) Tickets on sale for just £39 per head. We look forward to seeing you all there and to raise a glass to Hollie. For tickets email [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

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*Save the date* 'A Night 2 remember'. Commemorating 5 years since Hollie was tragically taken from us. Please join us at @ManorbytheLake on the Lake on 9th Feb 2019 for a 3 course meal & drink on arrival. For tickets email [email protected]

If you have any fundraising ideas and would like to raise invaluable funds for HGT please download our fundraising pack We appreciate everyone's ongoing support.

Wrap up warm this winter with our range of hoodies and clothing. Visit for the whole range.

Getting ready for a really engaging evening for the ESRC Festival of Social Science event: How can football help to engage men and boys in preventing violence against women?

@NickGazzard is on the panel for discussion later this evening.

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Hollie Guard Twitter

Thank you all the RT everyone. For those who haven’t seen, we have a new number!

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Around 45% of people who contact the helpline are being stalked by an ex-partner. If you feel an ex is displaying obsessive/fixated behaviour towards you, contact us on 0800 802 0300. #ReportStalking #StalkingHelpline

Tomorrow is the start of another working week!
Be sure to have the #HollieGuard App downloaded on your smart phone as an extra safety precaution whilst you're on your travels!
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Are you concerned that your relationship is abusive? In this short video we discuss the warning signs.

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Hartpury College now Working Without Fear

Over the summer our Chairman, Nick Gazzard, delivered a whole day of Working Without Fear workshops to 12 senior members of staff at Hartpury College who are responsible for safeguarding. Working Without Fear is a tailored programme designed to show employers the...

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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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Our Awards


Proud to be an Ambassador for Crimestoppers

HGT 2018 Fundraisers: Ed Robinson - Winstons Barbers Gloucester - Hucclecote Slimming World - The Aviator - Barnwood Park School - Jenny Morgan - Steve Bassett - Rachel Beard - Chosen Hill School - Cheltenham Borough Homes - Renishaw