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 windy conditions. Ideal walking weather! Among the familiar faces taking part in the annual 10k walk to remember Hollie with Nick, Mandy and Chloe Gazzard were:- Klara Sudbury, Mayor of Cheltenham, Hollie Gazzard Trust trustees Sally Morrissey, Andi Robinson and Faye Kamara, and Miss Gloucester Tamsin Grainger.
The route was slightly different to previous years, starting at The Priory, heading up to Westgate Bridge to cross the Severn river. We then went past Alney Island nature reserve and then up Hempsted Lane. At the Bristol Road tow path, we walked all the way back and crossed in to Gloucester Docks, through Gloucester Quays and on to Hollie’s bench. There we had a break, rested our feet and took time to remember Hollie. Next was through the city centre, on to Gloucester Cathedral and back to The Priory Harvester at St Oswalds Park.
Nick Gazzard said: ‘’This year’s walk was well attended and we managed to complete the walk without getting wet. It was lovely to see individuals who always support trust events but it was also great to see some new supporters and we would like to thank all those that attended and walked in memory of Hollie. It means so much to me and my family to know that we have such support and remembering Hollie. I was also like to say a massive than you to The Harvester for being excellent hosts laying on tea and coffee and water and biscuits for our four-legged friends who joined us on the walk. We are looking forward to next years walk already.’’
Thank you to everyone who joined us to remember Hollie. Plus, a big thank you to The Priory for their support in hosting the event, making everyone feel so welcome and doing everything to accommodate over 100 people.
We look forward to seeing you next year!