When Hollie Gazzard was horrifically murdered in Gloucester 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 the Trust will help young people and those around them to spot the signs of unhealthy relationships, have the confidence and support to leave violent and abusive partners to create a better future and reach their full potential. Having met Nick, we have been truly inspired by his strength and determination to make a difference to others.