Hollie Gazzard Trust Update

Believe in Gloucester Awards 2014
Nick and Chloe attended the 2014 Believe in Gloucester Awards and HGT won the award for Best Community Project.

Hollie’s family wanted something positive to come out of the tragic loss by supporting trainee hairdressers and have surely succeeded. They also work with Increase the Peace and Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support.

Hollie’s dad Nick said: “We are so humbled to be nominated let alone actually win. It sets off the year for us. Bearing in mind what happened at the beginning of the year and what we are doing through the Trust now. It is all down to the community. We can’t thank the community enough for the support they have given us.”

Hollie-Day Hair at Gloucestershire College
The Hollie-day Hair event was the latest way in which Gloucestershire college has worked with the trust. Haircuts were on offer from Gloucestershire College students in return for donations to the Trust. The level one hair and beauty students spent the afternoon styling hair of all lengths and shapes in return for a minimum donation of £1 to the charity.

The charity has provided financial support to aspiring hair and beauty students at the college. The Gloucester campus hosted the event, where the students offered curling, straightening, hair up, hair down and temporary hair colouring. Level 1 hair and beauty students, Level 5 salon managers and Level 3 marketing apprentices helped to organise the event.

16 Days of Action
The 16 Days of Action aims for Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls day and came to an end on International Human Rights day, Wednesday 10 December.

The Trust played an important role across the 16 days, opening up a Healthy Relationship Pop in event at Innsworth Community Centre. They attended the ‘reclaim the night’ March held in Cheltenham on the same day that was attended by over 500 people. Nick then spoke at events; ‘Domestic Abuse: Everyone’s Business’ Masterclass, ‘Domestic Abuse and Stalking’ Masterclass. Nick and Chloe were also invited to the council offices where they had a stand and spoke to various agencies in attendance. Finally, Gloucester Cathedral was lit up in purple in memory of Hollie on 10 December to mark the end of the 16 days.