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Charity walk from Gloucester to Cheltenham in memory of Hollie Gazzard

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: February 23, 2014

Hollie Gazzard

Hundreds of people have pledged to walk from Gloucester to Cheltenham to remember hairdresser, Hollie Gazzard.

The 20-year-old was killed last week while working at Fringe Benefits and La Bella Beauty salon in Southgate Street.

Now her sister Chloe and her friends are organising a charity walk in her memory and nearly 600 people have already said they will be taking part.

The charity walk takes place on Sunday, April 27 at 12.30pm from the King Teddy in Longlevens where both Chloe and Hollie have worked and will end in Cheltenham.

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Hollie’s Churchdown family would like to use any money raised to sponsor a young hairdresser in Gloucester each year and towards other charities.

A Facebook group, Charity Walk To Remember The Beautiful Hollie Gazzard, has been set up by the organisers.

It states: “Any one that knew or would like to show their support for Hollie is invited to join us on a walk from the King Teddy in Longlevens, Gloucester to Cheltenham to raise money for the trust fund that is being set up by her family.

“We would like to raise as much money as possible and show our utmost support, so get sponsored and come along.

“Please everyone share and invite your friends that would also like to show support so that we can make the day as special and memorable as possible.”

Butlers Venue Bar in Eastgate Street have already vowed to donate £1,000 to the Hollie Gazzard Trust Fund and said they will support in any way possible.

The idea has captured the hearts of many, including those who did not even know Hollie.

Jack Donovan wrote: “Not going to lie, never done anything for charity in my life. Didn’t know Hollie, but I am doing this.”

Claire Reynolds added: “Such an amazing event to be part of. I didn’t know Hollie, but would like to show my support for this poor girl and her courageous family.”

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