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.
Over the summer our Chairman, Nick Gazzard, delivered a whole day of Working Without Fear workshops to 12 senior members of staff at Hartpury College who are responsible for safeguarding. Working Without Fear is a tailored programme designed to show employers the...read more
In July 2018, our Chair, Nick Gazzard, took part in a an innovative theatre performance by Behind Closed Doors (theatre group) at Bristol Civil Court, highlighting issues that arise within family and social care law. The plays are based on stories about the abuse of...read more
One of the initiatives the Hollie Gazzard supports and helps fund is for talented, young hairdressers to be able to develop their careers further, working alongside Gloucestershire College. Hollie was a passionate hairdresser who was rarely seen without a new style....read more
The Black Country Stalking Support Service is a new specialist service supporting women and girls affected by stalking across the Black Country. The service can support all victims, whether or not they know their stalker. This is the the first specialist regional...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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