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Hundreds to walk in memory of Hollie Gazzard on Sunday


Hundreds of walkers will be gathering this Sunday in memory of Hollie Gazzard.

The 20-year-old hairdresser from Churchdown was killed by her former boyfriend Asher Maslin, from Cheltenham, at Fringe Benefits & La Bella Beauty Salon in Gloucester where she worked in February last year.

More than 300 people will join Walk 4 Hollie to boost proceeds for the Hollie Gazzard Trust which aims to rid the streets of fight knife crime, raise awareness of domestic abuse and fund hairdressers’ training at Gloucestershire College.

The event will start at noon on Sunday, April 26, at Lansdown Crescent Green, Cheltenham, and will finish at the King Edward VII pub – known as the King Teddy – where Hollie worked part-time.

Transport will be available from the King Teddy during the morning and the pub will open at 10am for bacon butties and coffee.

There will also be entertainment and food stalls from 10am at the pub.

Later in the day, there will be fun, games, music and food at the King Teddy, followed by a Hollie Quiz at 8am.

Hollie’s dad and charity chairman Nick Gazzard is impressed by the support that has come in so far.

“It is incredible that we have this many walkers with hopefully more joining us over the course of the week,” he said.

“Forms to join in the fun can be downloaded from our site www.holliegazzard.org or you can donate via Just Giving.

“This is the second walk 4 Hollie so it has become something of an annual event and we thank everyone who has been involved.”