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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Thursday 8 December 2011

Lonely this Christmas.

Christmas is a time for family and so it is a particularly difficult time for grandparents who will not be part of their grandchildren's fun and frolics.
Children all over the UK are taking part in Nativity plays, little stars, angels and donkeys. It is sad that over one million children in the UK, who are denied contact will not have the delight in Granny and Grandpa clapping loudly and proudly.
I myself have just wrapped up a present for my granddaughter, ready to post, but will she ever receive it?
I suppose for me the important thing is that I know I sent it with all the love in the world.
I receive more calls and emails at this time of the year than any other, Christmas can be so lonely, and empty.


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