19th March - Donations stand at 1695 Happy Handbags/bags/sacks
Grand totals now given to Service Providers - 737 Happy Handbags; 449 Happy Bags/sacks 

 *Happy Handbag are in the process of becoming a 'Not for Profit' organisation to encourage charitable donations/grants to help us fill many more HAPPY HANDBAGS
 *We are launching HAPPY BOWL!

8th March
12 Happy Handbags plus 4 Happy bags to Nelson Trust, Swindon
Nelson Trust was having a Pamper Day .. The Reiki Connection provided Head Massage and Reiki treatments to Nelson Trust Clients!

1st March 2018 - to Service Providers...
12 Happy Handbags and 12 Happy Bags/sacks to Family Haven
18 Happy Handbags to Nelson Trust Gloucester
5 Happy Sacks to Gloucester City Mission
1 car breakdown
and a partridge in a pear tree

This brings a total of 104 Happy Handbags and 52 Happy Bags/sacks in the first 2 months of this year!!

12/02/2018 20 Happy Handbags, 7 Happy Bags to Nelson Trust Swindon

Bullfish Charity Fayre in Chipping Sodbury coming up 17th March. Come along and meet us there!

11/02/2018 - Total bags given out this year, so far 80! More donations given to Family Haven and Nelson Trust in Gloucester last week.  Big consignment ready to go to Nelson Trust Swindon tomorrow.

23/01/2018 New Year starting well with 36 Happy Handbags and 10 Happy Sacks going to Nelson Trust Swindon today

Happy Handbags  615                  Happy Bags/Sacks  387                   GRAND TOTAL  1002 

17/12/2017 Total donations now stand at 1414!!
596 Happy Handbags now given to Service Providers - including Christmas Presents!! Plus 381 Happy Bags/Sacks 

03/12/2017  The donations keep rolling in...  Very many thanks this last week to Amanda and Rachael, and the Hanham Methodist Church!!

Donations now standing at 1337 with 880 Happy Handbags & Bags (often sacks) having been given out.

30/11/2017 I was on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 30th Nov explaining about Happy Handbag.  The morning show.

 29/11/2017 - Nationwide HQ in Swindon today.  Many thanks to those who bought 'mock-tails' and handbag charms, and those who participated in the tombola!

Totals to date 509 Happy Handbags given out and 347 Happy Bags/Sacks!


Another amazing day (22nd November) in Tesco Extra - this time Quedgeley. I met some lovely, generous people and am just about to start unloading a very full car of donations! A few special thanks; to the ladies who donated toiletries and bags, to the 2 gentlemen who each made a monitory donation to buy products for the handbags and, after school turnout, the beautiful young girl (age 13?) and, at another time, the charming boy (again about 12/13) who I saw just walk up and put some money in the collection bucket. There are very many kind and caring people !!
Thank you all.......

Many thanks to BULLFISH CHARITY FAYRE where more donations were received.

17/11/2017 - this week!

19 Happy Handbags and 6 Happy Bags to Family Haven Gloucester

17 Happy Handbags and 6 Happy Bags to Nelson Trust Bristol

Brilliant day at Tesco Extra Swindon on 14/11/2017.

Many donations of toiletries - filled 12 Happy Handbags!!  

Many thanks to recent donors especially the 2 of sleeping bags!!!

I now have about 300 empty handbags waiting to be filled!!!
Donations of tooth paste, tooth brushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, sanitary wear, soap and anything else useful would be very much appreciated to get these bags out where they will do most good
(not sitting in one of my bed rooms!)

25/09/2017   - 419 Happy Handbags and 294 Happy Bags have now been distributed to Service Providers!!

21/09/2017 - We have reached the 1000+ donations!!

14/09/2017 - Total donations of bags of stuff and handbags so far 961!!     
his count is based on the number of handbags/bags and large items received.  Some bags are Happy Handbags with contents, some are without contents, some are carrier bags with items for the Happy Handbags, some are Happy Bags and some are sacks of clothing.  At Christmas time carrier bags were received containing presents!!

As at 14/09/2017 680 bags/ sacks/ Happy Handbags have been given to Service Providers!

Tesco Swindon and Tesco Quedgeley - Gloucester now on board!!  Take your donation to the pink Happy Handbag box behind the tills!

Regular deliveries (normally about every 2 weeks) are being taken to Service Providers so I will not be listing them all separately any more!

22/08/2017 Tesco Extra Swindon has started providing Happy Handbags complete with contents!   Thank you Tesco Swindon customers!

The South Glos Show Supports Happy Handbags

Look who came to visit us at the stand (August 2017) - Joel Dommett!  Thank you Joel!


July 2017  = Nelson Trust now taking Happy Handbags and Happy Bags to their new office in Bridgewater

14/05/2017  =  Over 80 bags received in the last 2 weeks.  Very many thanks to Carpe Diem, Tesco Yate customers
and invigilators at U.W.E.

24/05/2017  =  Happy Handbag delivered Happy Handbags and Happy Bags to service provider
HVDV - Helping Victims of Domestic Violence, Wiltshire. 


27/04/2017  =  Nelson Trust opened a new site in Bristol and Happy Handbag have provided 16 Happy Handbags!More donations from Tesco, Yate customersMore donations from Cotswold Gems - Red Hatters

30/3/17  =  14 Happy Bags + 3 Happy Handbags delivered to a new site Family Haven, Gloucester


Helping vulnerable families to a brighter future for over 25 years 


24/3/17  =  14 Happy Handbags, 3 Happy family Bags + 13  Happy Bag Ladies delivered to Nelson Trust, Gloucester

21/3/2017  =  Special request Happy Family Bag delivered to Missing Link Bristol plus 6 Happy Handbags

18/3/2017 =  8 Happy Handbags received from Chipping Sodbury Ladies Who Latte 6 very special request bags + 2 Happy Baby Bags delivered to Nelson Trust Swindon

30/3/17 - 8 Happy Handbags and 6 Happy Bags from Tesco Yate customers

15/03/2017 - 19 Happy Handbags and 4 Happy Bags from Tesco Yate customers

14/03/2017 - 20 Happy Handbags + 8 Happy bags delivered to Nelson Trust Swindon

07/03/2017  Large consignment of Happy Handbags received from Cotswold Gems - Red Hatters!

3rd March 017 - A specific request from Missing Link for a Happy Bag Baby.  

18th January 2017 - 35 Happy Handbags and 15 Happy bags delivered to Nelson Trust Gloucester 

13th January 2017 the spreadsheet count stood at 294

1st January 2017 the spreadsheet count stood at 226 entries!! 

14th December 2016 the spreadsheet count stood at 176 entries!!