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."

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Sunday 11 December 2011

Child denied contact on prime time BBC TV

I watched the Christmas edition of "My Family" last night and "Ben" the Dad stepped in to play a reluctant Santa at an art gallery.
A little girl clambered up on his lap and when Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she said that she wanted her Grandpa. She said that her Mum and her Grandad had fallen out and that now she never saw him, and she missed him.
'Santa' made it his Christmas mission to reunite them.
Eventually, he got them all together and after a few hiccups, the little girls dream came true.
Not much to ask is it, that a child sees her grandpa?
Whatever the reason for adults to fall out with one another a child should not have to miss out on the love and care of all their family.
This Christmas if just one family forgives and forgets for the sake of the children, it would be truly Christmas.


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