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.
” 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. ”
” 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. ”
” 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. ”
” 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. 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.
BBC Radio 4 Recording
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....read more
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...read more
Nick Gazzard delivered a presentation on Hollie’s story to a number of professionals in Wiltshire to help organisations learn more from survivors of crime stories. Protecting the most vulnerable is a priority in Wiltshire across policing, local government, public...read more
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....read more
The Morrisons supermarket in Up Hatherley, Cheltenham, recently made a generous donation to the Trust. They regularly donate to local charities, community groups and events within the Gloucestershire community. On this occasion, Charlotte Davis, Community Champion at...read more
The work of local charity Hollie Gazzard Trust has been given a boost by staff at Tewkesbury-based Severn Vale Housing, with a cheque for £1250 presented to chairman Nick Gazzard at the company’s annual staff awards. Staff voted for Hollie Gazzard Trust – which was...read more