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.

Friday 30 December 2011

Here comes 2012

As we move towards a New year it is time for reflection and expectation. Reflection of the year thats gone,expectation of what is to come.
2011 was a busy year, A new website designed, funding obtained for posters and leaflets, TV, Radio, Newspaper interviews. The Family Justice Review and published. New grandparents joining the group, numbers now over 200 in and around Bristol. Discovering Grannynet.co.uk and being asked to write articles on Denied Contact etc. Drawing up a constitution, appointing trustees etc, included in Bristol Data base, and Well-aware.
Over 9,000 hits on this blog from all over the world.
I entered the world of Twitter!
And so to 2012, what will it bring, I wonder.
The Family Justice Report will be either accepted or rejected by the government, I sincerely hope that it is firmly rejected, and that shared parenting becomes law.
More interviews already done and pending.

Most importantly, on a very personal level, Marc and I will become grandparents to twins, so a very exciting time for the whole family.

I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, and we will continue to raise awareness of a million children being denied contact with their grandparents.
And remember, grandparents to become reunited, it does happen and maybe it is your time in 2012.


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