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T-shirts start arriving for the Hollie Gazzard memorial walk on Sunday

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

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HUNDREDS have signed up and are busy collecting funds ready for a charity walk in memory of beautiful hairdresser, Hollie Gazzard.

The event takes place on Sunday and is expected to raise thousands for a trust fund in the popular 20-year-old’s name.

Vibrant Hollie from Churchdown was killed while she worked at Fringe Benefits and La Bella Beauty salon in Gloucester’s Eastgate Street in February.

Her brave family are determined to keep her memory alive by a fund, which will help to train hairdressers in the city.

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The walk from the King Teddy pub in Longlevens, where she used to work, down Old Cheltenham Road, and finishing at Lansdown in the spa town.

The former Chosen Hill schoolgirl’s dad, Nick, mum Mandy and sister Chloe will be among the walkers in the first major event in aid of the trust.

Former Cheltenham Town footballer Nick said he hoped it would pull together all the people who loved Hollie and give them an opportunity to share memories.

Events will kick off at 10am with the pub serving up bacon rolls and breakfast, before cakes, face painting and other stalls at 11am.

Walkers will take their first strides at 12.30pm on the 6.7 mile walk. Transport will be available to take strollers back to the city.

A team from the Citizen is taking part in the fundraiser and donations can be dropped off to their offices at The Oxbode.

Special T-shirts have been made for the event and nearly 200 people have already placed them on order.

Cheques can be made payable to the Hollie Gazzard Fund. For more information visit www.holliegazzard.org.

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