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 23 January 2012

BBC wanting to talk?

Have had this email from BBC which clarifies the sort of person they might like to talk to, if this is you and you are interested pleas let me know.

Many thanks for getting in touch and for telling me about your group. As I explained on the ‘Grannynet’ post, I am hoping to find grandparents with some sort of story to tell about what it means to be a grandparent. Being ‘estranged’ from a grandchild is sadly a much-talked-about subject these days, so if you happen to know of any of your group members who might be willing to talk about the experience, perhaps you could let me know? We’d be looking for someone with a faith dimension (Christian) to their life because we are ‘Songs of Praise’. Perhaps you know of somebody with a Christian faith who is trying to rebuild a relationship with a grandchild after a period of estrangement, or somebody who has to cope with being separated from their grandchild and whose faith is a source of strength and hope? Please do let me know if anybody springs to mind!

Many thanks for your help!

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