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 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.
Workplace: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire Hours: 20 per week Starting salary: £25,000 This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 25 days of holiday per year excluding 8 paid bank holidays (pro rata). Probationary period of 6 months. The...read more
The Hollie Gazzard Trust relies on the generosity of public donations and the kind work of local businesses to support our causes. We’re delighted to be working with Kirby & Knott Financial Planning, a financial advisory business based in the heart of Gloucester....read more
The charity was delighted to kick-off our charity partnership with Cheltenham Town Football Club by attending and participating in their annual Open Day, held at the Seasons training ground. Supporters, management, players and staff all gathered on Sunday 28th July to...read more
Former Cheltenham Town FC player Nick Gazzard has made a return to Whaddon Road but he won’t be putting his boots on this time around as the charity he set up has been named the club’s official Charity Partner of the Season. Nick played for Cheltenham between 1983 and...read more
BBC Points West anchor Alex Lovell has joined the Hollie Gazzard Trust as one of the charities ambassadors. The TV presenter was threatened by a stalker with rape has praised the charities personal safety app – Hollie Guard, which she said helped her during her own...read more
The Hollie Gazzard Trust Founder, Nick Gazzard, has been featured in works of art on display in the Chapel Royal at the Tower of London. Russell Haines, the Gloucester artist, has had work displayed since 6th March 2019, featuring a series of 21 giant paintings for...read more
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