Organisations & individuals sponsoring Happy Handbag

New Sponsors 2023

A huge ‘thank you’ to all who continue to bring in donations, this time mentioning Debbie from Yate with clothing and products and Ellie from Kingswood donating loads of Avon products which will be given as gifts as well as being put in the happy handbags!

Thank you Tesco, Bradley Stoke for being our new collection point
Thank you Yate & Chipping Sodbury Townswomens Guild
Thank you Inner Circle, Chipping Sodbury
Thank you Yate Women’s Guild
Thank you Saltford morning WI Group
Thank you BEE’s of Whitchurch for you kind donations


Pam in Mangotsfield
The Lamb Inn – Mangotfield – a new collection point

A HUGE Thank you to the staff and pupils of Southrop School, Gloucestershire -The pupils ran their own initiative to raise funds for Happy Handbag and have chosen Happy Handbag again this year 2022 (as they did last year) as their Christmas Charitable Cause

Thank you St Stephens Church in Southmead for your sacks of donations

Thank you Maz in Kingwood for raising funds for us with your craft skills

HUGE thanks to Karen in Tuffley for monitoring and doing the Tesco Quedgeley plus ad hoc collections, plus drumming up support!

And Mandie Merrett in Gloucester – a self appointed collection point!

2 of my older granddaughters Tegan and Ella for helping me when I do The South Glos Show

My young granddaughter Ferne who, at the age of 6, asked her tiny village school if she could have a tabletop sale to raise funds for Happy Handbag. With the proceeds she filled 12 Happy Handbags just for children containing essentials and a couple of toys!

Big Yellow Storage in Gloucester – I couldn’t do this without you!
Very many thanks to the following for donating and/or raising awareness to/of Happy Handbag.


Members of The Reiki Connection & The Gentle Touch


Yate – staff and customers – Happy Handbag collection point to the left hand side of the single going down escalator

Quedgeley – staff and customers and ‘knit & natter’- Happy Handbag collection point behind the tills

NEW!! Gloucester St Oswalds Road Superstore GL1 2SG

BIG YELLOW STORAGE – Eastern Avenue Gloucester – for donating storage space

Stanbrook Guides – Residents Handbooks – for placing Happy Handbag adverts in all their local Residents Handbooks

Valkyre Hairdressers in Staple Hill, and clients

Iron Acton Garden Centre customers

SilvaFush (web site)- Beautifulhandmade jewellery

South Glos Show

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Cribbs Causeway for the donation of handbag size goodies to go in the handbags.
What a treat the ladies will have using your products!

1st Abbotswood Scouts, Yat

Ladies of Southrop, Farringdon and Malmesbury

Ferne Holland, Southrop Infants school (holding a sale of her toys in the playground!)

Bullfish Charity Fayres – Carole

Will, Holly and Owen – members of the Oldland Parish Youth Academy

Hives and Herbals, Downend Bristol

Amanda Staples – Staple Hill – who also for her birthday asked for donations to Happy Handbag plus collecting on a regular basis from attendees to her Pilates classes!

Avon Fire & Rescue Services

Burgh Baptist Church Congregation (special thanks to Jenny Gale)

Cotswold Gems – Red Hatters – Margo is the contact

Chipping Sodbury Ladies Who Latte

Invigilating staff at U.W.E. especially Pam and Paul

Nationwide Building Society, through Sandra Beisly – Swindon

Rachael Martin – Bristol

Caron McClung – Dursley

St Mary’s Church Potton (Between Bedford and Cambridge!!!)
Plus the church’s Craft and Chatter Group

Hanham Methodist congregation

Pauline of Manchester who posted down to me (!!) handbags and contents!

Fishpond and Downend Rotary Club

Zomba by Jodie

Arriva Transport Solutions

MORRISONS Cribbs Causeway

Eileen – Fishpond for the beautiful hand knitted baby and children’s cardigans

Danii Lamb – Donating Forever Living products

Many local WI’s including Frenchay, Hanham, Stockwood, Longwell Green, Iron Acton and Pucklechurch

Waitrose, Chipping Sodbury and their shoppers – Waitrose, had Happy Handbag as one of their charitable causes with the charity
tokens issues to shoppers. They donated a cheque for £272.

Ladies Group, Cadbury Heath, Bristol

Farrington Gurney W.I.

Askim Clinic, Swindon

Chipping Sodbury W.I.(afternoon group)

Sam and her Yoga ladies in Chipping Sodbury

Upton St Leonards W.I.

Mandie and Toni in Gloucester

Berkeley, Gloucester W.I

Ashmead (Cam) W.I.

Debbie Heale who used all her Boots advantage point (£150+) to buy products

Gem Hancock from Thornbury who fills handbags on a regular basis

B Fuller in Trowbridge who manages to get beautifully filled handbags to me too

Fabric Plus Downend, Knit and Knatter group for knitting, crocheting and donating beautiful scarves and hats. So colourful and cheering.

Helen – Longlevens, Gloucester

Linda Lammond – Frampton Cotterell

Belinda – Longlevens, Gloucester

Doynton and Wick W.I.

Southrop Infants & Junior School – Gloucestershire

If you think you should be on here and I’ve somehow missed you please let me know!

Ferne's table top sale in the school playground
Ferne's table top sale in the school playground
A donation from LUSH in Cribbs
A donation from LUSH in Cribbs
Fishponds and Downend Rotary Club
Fishponds and Downend Rotary Club
Donation received with printed out list of items in each bag.
Donation received with printed out list of items in each bag.