Nick Gazzard received his Points of Light award, presented by the Minister for Safeguarding Rachel Maclean MP, at the Home Office this week. Nick is the 1779th person to receive the Prime Minister’s UK daily Points of Light award, which was first launched in April 2014 to recognise outstanding individuals making a difference where they live.
The Points of Light awards recognise outstanding individual volunteers, people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.
Congratulating Nick on his award from the Prime Minister, Rachel Maclean, Minister for Safeguarding, said:
“I am delighted that Nick Gazzard’s tireless work has been recognised with a Points of Light award. ‘The Hollie Gazzard Trust’, and in particular the Hollie Guard app, have provided vital help to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and stalking. Nick has made a real positive impact on women’s safety, and I congratulate him wholeheartedly.”’
Nick said: “It is fantastic to be recognised by ‘Points of Light’ and Members of Parliament for helping individuals who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse and stalking. I am really proud to accept this on behalf of the staff, trustees and volunteers who contribute to the work of the Trust and have made it the force that it is today. We will continue to raise awareness of the issues that Hollie faced and provide training and educational workshops to various groups and help prevent these things happening to others through our personal safety app, Hollie Guard.”
Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements, including hundreds of volunteers who have been recognised for how they have served their communities through the Coronavirus pandemic.