When Hollie Gazzard was horrifically murdered in February 2014, her family wanted something positive to come out of their tragic loss. Hollie’s passion for hairdressing led her parents, Nick and Mandy, alongside her sister, Chloe, to form the Trust in order to give opportunities to others that she had been fortunate to have. An application was made to the Charity Commission in April that same year and the Hollie Gazzard Trust, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) was created.

While Hollie’s family are still devastated by her untimely death, and unable to change the events of that fateful day, they hope that the funds raised through HGT will help others find a better future and reach their potential. The Trust relies on the generosity of the individuals and companies that support it and hold a number of official fundraising initiatives each year.

If you are interested in holding a fundraising activity, please contact: [email protected]

The official charitable objectives are:

For the public benefit to advance the education (including social and physical training) of people (under the age of 25) in such ways as the Charity Trustees think fit, including:

  • Awarding to such persons scholarships, maintenance allowances or grants to support them at any University, College, or any institution of Higher, or Further Education, whether full or part time.
  • Supporting young people in their education to prepare for entry to any occupation, trade or profession on leaving any educational establishment.
  • To further such purpose, or purposes, which are exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales in such manner as the Trustees in their absolute discretion think fit.

To fulfill this, we have the following aims:

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.
HGT 2020 Fundraisers: Kirby & Knott Financial - Mercedes Benz - Passion Fit - Champ Sys UK - Boco Gear - Greepers - Collicutt Meats - Emotional Rescue Cards - Cirencester College - Gloucestershire Quays Rotary - Garry Gazzard - Barnwood Trust