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 13 April 2012

Annual Report.

Many thanks to everyone who attended todays meeting and AGM, it was good to see you all.
Also thanks to those who are trustees for the coming year, some of you like it so much decided to carry on!
Here are bullet points covered,of the last 12 months.
:Daily Mail article.
:Website launch.
:Successful bid for funding from Quartet,Neighbourhood Partnership, Waitrose Community Matters,and private donations.
:Attended consultation in Cardiff on Family Justice Review.
:Article in Bristol Older Peoples Forum.
:Leaflets, Posters,Compliment Slips and roll up banner designed and printed.
:Referrals from CAB.
:Family Justice Review published.
:Asked by granny net to write articles and set up a denied contact section on forum.
:Christmas Tree messages.
:Interview with Bristol Community Radio.
:Contact with Lay Pastor in Virginia USA regards setting up a group.
:Radio 4 Interview with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, overwhelming response.
Interview with Radio Suffolk.
:Over 13,000 hits on blog.
:Article in Mature Times.
:Researcher from Songs of Praise spent the afternoon with us.
:Talking to Inside out West next week.
:Marc did Financial report.

Been quite a busy 12 months!!!

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