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.
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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.
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A BBC TV presenter who was threatened by a stalker with rape has said an app created after the murder of Hollie Gazzard helped her stay safe. Gordon Hawthorn had stalked BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell and sent her greeting cards over a period of more than six...read more
A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas Raffle 2018! We had so many donations of prizes from local businesses, all listed below next to their prizes, so another huge thank you to all of the below for your generosity. We'll be in touch with all...read more
Due to the continued success of the Hollie Gazzard Trust we are looking for a new Chair to head up our dedicated Board, to continue our great work. CHAIR OF TRUSTEES – HOLLIE GAZZARD TRUST (VOLUNTARY ROLE) The Trust continues to go from strength to strength and is not...read more
Due to the continued success of the Hollie Gazzard Trust we are looking for additional Trustees to join our dedicated Board to continue our great work. The Trust continues to go from strength to strength and is not only recognised as a nationwide charity dedicated to...read more
On Friday 23rd November 2018 the third reading for the Stalking Protection Bill took place at the House of Commons. This is a Bill to make provision for protecting persons from risks associated with stalking and introduce Stalking Protection Orders to increase safety...read more
An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16 to 59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year The cost of domestic abuse to business is estimated at £1.9 billion a year Two women a week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales Each year more...read more
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