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.
PLUS TO ALL THE HUNDREDS OF OTHERS WHO HAVE DONATED:
Members of The Reiki Connection & The Gentle Touch
TESCO EXTRA –
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
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