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.
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 is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection. Whether you’re working alone, travelling to an unknown area or simply commuting around town. With Hollie Guard, you can set extra levels of protection from right inside the App. As seen on BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow.
Let Hollie be your Guardian Angel.
We are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with WSP Solicitors. WSP Solicitors will be offering their expertise to anyone considering leaving a legacy donation to the Hollie Gazzard Trust in their will. Nick Gazzard, Founder of HGT met WSP Solicitors when...
The Founder of the Hollie Gazzard Trust, Nick Gazzard, was rushed to the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on the morning of Friday 8 May after suffering a stroke. He was taken straight into the ICU unit at the hospital and has since undergone treatment and therapy for...
Calling all Hollie Heroes! Do your bit to help the Hollie Gazzard Trust this Sunday 26th April 2020 by creating a 2.6 challenge fundraising page or completing a 2.6 challenge. Many fundraising events across the UK have been cancelled due to COVID-19. In response,...
Hollie Guard, the personal safety app from the Hollie Gazzard Trust has been updated to include improved functionality and operational efficiency including in app registration and a new report facility. Launched in 2015, Hollie Guard is a free app developed to enhance...
A guide for people who think their friend, relative, neighbour or colleague may be in an abusive relationship
We collaborated with Dr Alison Gregory, Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, in 2019 to assist is with writing and producing this informative document and we would like to thank Alison for all her support. The guide is aimed at people who have a friend,...
Cumbria Police are encouraging the public to download a mobile app named ‘HollieGuard’ as a personal safety tool. The Hollie Guard app was developed by the Gazzard family following the death of their daughter who was murdered by her ex-partner in 2014. Listen to Nick...