Gloucestershire

Hollie Gazzard Trust: teenagers funded for hairdressing course

Courtney Shaw and Laura Tibbetts Image copyright Gloucestershire College
Image caption Courtney Shaw (l) and Laura Tibbetts will study Level 2 Hairdressing

Two teenagers from Gloucestershire have been chosen to receive the inaugural Hollie Gazzard Trust award to help them to study hairdressing.

Miss Gazzard, 20, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend Asher Maslin, 22, while at work in a hair salon in Gloucester in February. He was jailed for life.

Her family set up the trust to help young people to become hair stylists.

The bursary was awarded to Courtney Shaw, 18, from Cheltenham and Laura Tibbetts, 18, from Gloucester.

A further four students are being sought to receive the fund to study Level 2 Hairdressing at Gloucestershire College.

Image copyright Gazzard Family
Image caption Hollie's father Nick Gazzard said the trust wanted to support young people to train

Father Nick Gazzard said hairdressing was Hollie's life.

"She was very stylish and fashion conscious," Mr Gazzard, who is the trust's founder, said.

"We want to financially support young people to train in hairdressing and we are quite determined to do that in Hollie's name.

"We look forward to working with Courtney and Laura and wish them the best of luck with their studies."

The fund will pay for materials, trips, equipment and uniform for the six applicants who share similar character attributes to Miss Gazzard.

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