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, 29 August 2011
Dates of meetings- only 2 more this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dates for meetings of The Bristol Grandparents’ Support Group.
Friday February 4th at 2pm.
Saturday April 2nd 7pm.
Friday June 3rd 2pm
Saturday August 6th 7pm.
Friday October 7th 2pm
Saturday December 3rd 7pm.
On the subject of dates for meetings, as you will remember some grandparents said that it was difficult for them to come to a meeting during the day, this year I staggered them so one month would be a Friday the next month a Saturday. Actually it has made little difference so when I do the dates for next year, which I shall be doing shortly, they will all be on a Friday, unless I get enough responses asking for some to be on a Saturday.