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.

Friday 4 October 2013

Grandparents Day October 6th.

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
Alex Haley - 

Grandparents Day originated, as so many of these 'days' did, in US. In fact they celebrate it on a different day.
Obviously those of us who have grandchildren missing from our lives it is a bitter sweet reminder of how we are missing these very special people.
Of course we don't need a named day to remember we all remember every waking day.
Maybe you can change it to be Grandchildren's Day and light a candle for them all, spend some time thinking of those happy times, of smiley faces and twinkling laughter. Those memories are real and can never be eradicated.

So for all of you, enjoy your day, however you choose to spend it, and remember you are also special.



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