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.

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Emotion abound.

Gosh, what a week and its only Wednesday!
I have been so moved by the grandparents who have been in touch since the Radio 4 programme.
People apparently crying over their breakfast, pulling into laybys to listen and tears pouring down their faces , re-listening to it on iplayer, goodness me.
All of this because we are not allowed to be part of our grandchildrens' lives.
Such sadness for us all and no answers.
All we can do is to keep hoping, and have faith in our hope, that one day all will work out, and that the children will be able to be part of our lives, which is their right.

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