Hi everyone and welcome to Bristol Grandparents Support Group blog. Although we are Bristol based we have grandparents from all over the UK and beyond as members.

It is estimated that over one million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown which may have been caused by divorce/separation, alcohol/drug dependency,domestic violence,bereavement or family feud.
Every child has the right to have contact with their grandparents
if they wish and unless proven unsafe for them to do so. To deny contact from a parent or grandparent has to become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.
I hope to keep you up to date with what is going on in BGSG and I shall continue to campaign for the rights of children to have a loving and meaningful relationship with both parents and their extended family. So please join in as good to hear your views, not just mine!
I also will support via Skype.
There is no membership fee to be part of Bristol Grandparents Support Group.
Esther Rantzen says, " To every grandparent, links of love can never be broken in our hearts."

Please contact during office hours.

Sunday 12 December 2010

My Christmas and New Year Wish.

As we all approach Christmas it is a time for reflection for many of us. As the song says 'What have you done today to make you feel proud?'
That can be quite an uncomfortable question,if I am honest, how many times do I do things for me,not actually for others? Mmm.
It has been a busy year, laughter,tears and support.
The Bristol Grandparents Support Group has continued to grow, I have mixed feelings about that because it shows how many grandchildren and grandparents are going through such sadness and at a loss to know what to do. The unexpected occurrence is that I have made some very strong and true friendships for which I am very grateful.
I have been able to be a part of several grandchildren being reunited with their grandparents, and that is the goal.
So as I move forward towards another New Year I hope to be able to support grandparents in anyway I can and to rejoice in families who reconnect.
Do I feel proud of what I have done today? Do I need to feel proud? I am not sure. What about you?

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