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.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Its what we do.

Today, something happened that has not happened before.
I went to answer the door and a lady said, " Do you run a support group for grandparents who don't see their grandchildren?"
I asked her if she would like to come in.
We had a long chat and she said that she had seen our Christmas Trees in the garden for the last few years and seen the poster in my window, but it had taken until today for her to ring the door bell.
I am so pleased she did, and hopefully she will be gain huge support from others at our meetings, that she has said she would like to attend.
I think it takes enormous courage to make that first step.
As she left she said, " I am so pleased you asked me in."
Of course I would, thats what I do!

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