Testimonial & awards


This is a Message from Nelson Trust – Swindon – 2017
“SG is a young woman having her first baby. She is single, on benefits and struggles due to her mental health. SG was given a baby boy bag whilst pregnant. She was most grateful to us and built on the items in the bag, nesting away until the birth of her son. SG and baby are doing well and thank Happy Handbags for the help and support given at a time when it was very needed. Thank you Happy Handbag lady, from all of the staff and, most importantly, all of the women at Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Swindon.”  25/3/2017

Also, more recently..

On Monday 15th May Happy Handbag was awarded the
‘Points of Light’ certificate – a daily award from the Prime Minister


British Empire Medal

Civil Division

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood

St. James’s Palace, London SW1

17 June 2023

THE KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of
His Majesty’s Birthday, to approve the award of the British Empire Medal
(Civil Division) to the undermentioned:


Jeanne Louise LONG

Founder, Happy Handbag

For charitable services to Disadvantaged People in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Swindon