Purple HollieDay is the Hollie Gazzard Trust’s annual day to celebrate Hollie Gazzard's life and takes place each year in July, Hollie's birth month.
Hollie was a determined and successful individual, a true inspiration for others, loved, by her family and friends and highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike. Hollie was vibrant, fun, vivacious, talented and beautiful. She is sadly missed by all who knew her.
Tragically Hollie had experienced domestic abuse and stalking prior to being fatally stabbed by an ex-partner at her place of work.
Purple HollieDay recognises the joy for life that Hollie had; we encourage you to be creative and have fun as you #GoPurple to raise funds for and awareness of the work of The Trust.
Purple HollieDay is a day for Hollie, but it is also a special day for all of us to think about how we would like to be treated in our relationships.
Purple HollieDay takes place all day on Friday 9th July 2021, in workplaces, homes, schools, colleges, and other organisations.
On Purple Hollie you can join with friends, family, work colleagues or fellow students to #GoPurple and raise funds for our work to address domestic abuse and stalking.
Here are a few ideas of ways to fundraise on Purple HollieDay:
* Decorate your classroom, home, or workplace with purple balloons
* A dress down 'wear purple' day
* A wrong trousers day
* Purple hair/wig day
* Purple themed cake sale
* Sponsored silence: stay quiet for an hour, a whole morning or even a whole day!
* Purple themed quiz
* A static cycle challenge
* Holding a purple themed raffle on the day
You can make a difference!
We understand that the issues Hollie faced before her tragic death are very difficult for many people to discuss. But our work is focussed on making a positive difference.
We are helping young people create happy and healthy relationships, through the Domestic Abuse and Stalking Workshops we deliver in schools and colleges.
We also support businesses create robust domestic abuse policies through our Working Without Fear programme.
Through our free Hollie Guard app we are helping people of all ages and all situations stay safe.
Your donation or fundraising for Purple HollieDay will be used to provide workshops and training in schools and colleges - because we believe education is the key to addressing abuse in relationships.
To download a fundraising pack please visit: https://holliegazzard.org/event/purple-hollie-day/
For more information about the Hollie Gazzard Trust please visit our website:
Or contact our Fundraising Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org