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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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


Holz Wall

” 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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A huge, warm, unbelievable THANK YOU to Mayor of Cheltenham Charity Appeal 2017-18 for a brilliant year and raising such important funds for the Trust. We are very grateful to have worked with you and of course will keep you up to date on the projects these funds will support. THANK YOU! 😁It was an honour to give a cheque for £25,151.41 to the Hollie Gazzard Trust yesterday. As one of the two charities I fundraiser for as #MayorOfCheltenham. The trust funds amazing work raising awareness of and tackling #domesticabuse and stalking. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good luck to the England Football Team tonight.
Remember: win, lose or draw lets all respect each other. There is no excuse for any form of domestic abuse - so don't try and use football. #ItsComingHome
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Are you or anyone you know interested in doing some volunteer work for a good cause?
We are always on the look out for members of our team which we call 'Hollie Helpers'. Great for your CV and rewarding to help spread awareness of stalking, domestic abuse and knife crime.
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HGT Twitter

Stealth Alert lets you silently raise an alert for situations where you don’t want anyone to know #hollieguard #PressforProgress #IWD2018

Gloucestershire Stalking Advocacy Service is working with @TalkingStalking and other agencies; @Glos_Pol @GDASS @HollieGazzardT @[email protected]_Gloucest - we're here to support those being stalked in our county.
Don't suffer in silence. Contact [email protected]

With the summer holidays fast approaching. School has finished but you shouldn't stop learning. The Home office are raising awareness across secondary schools in the UK helping to dispel the myth that they are safer carrying a knife. Educate and stay safe.

If you are a professional and are unsure about how to recognise domestic abuse, get in touch with GDASS to discuss the training we offer.

Gloucestershire Stalking Advocacy Service is working with @TalkingStalking and other agencies; @Glos_Pol @GDASS @HollieGazzardT @[email protected]_Gloucest - we're here to support those being stalked in our county.
Don't suffer in silence. Contact [email protected]

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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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Hollie Gazzard Trust Golf Day 2018

The Brickhampton Court Golf course was an idyllic setting for our 2018 Golf Day. Basking in the sunshine and the smell of the BBQ in the air, 14 teams arrived from 11am onwards to take part in one of our key fundraisers for the year. With a Stableford scoring format...

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Hollie Gazzard Trust Funds Stalking Case Worker

In Gloucestershire, around 51,643 women aged 16+ and 19,524 males aged 16+ will have experienced stalking at some point in their lifetime in Gloucestershire. However, from June 2014 to October 2016, only 54 incidents of stalking were recorded. It is therefore clear...

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The Women’s Quilt Exhibition Remembers Hollie and victims

Coventry textile artist, Julia O’Connell was delighted to bring The Women’s Quilt to the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry. This was a 2 day exhibition and included a panel discussion on the Friday afternoon and a stitch session on the Saturday afternoon. This exhibition...

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Walk4Hollie 2018

The 2018 #Walk4Hollie took place on Sunday 29th April. Around 100 keen walkers met at The Priory Harvester in St Oswalds in Gloucester at around 10am for a 10:30am start. Luckily, after a drizzly morning, the weather held up and the group set off in dry but slightly...

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Our Awards

Proud to be an Ambassador for Crimestoppers
HGT 2018 Fundraisers: Greet WI - DAS Group - TWG Services Limited - Stephen McIntyre - Helen Cozens - Courtney Taylor - Tamsin Grainger - Towergate Insurance Brokers - SWAT 2018 - Colin & Jackie Prosser