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 17 November 2013

Tea and Cake For The Grandchildren.

For those of you who have asked, here is a template letter that I sent to my local paper when setting up the group.

Tea and Cake For The Grandchildren.

There are over one million grandparents in the UK who are denied contact with their grandchildren, due to family breakdown.
This can be as a result of separation/divorce, drug/alcohol issues, domestic violence, bereavement or family feud.
To be denied contact is like a living bereavement and you are enveloped with feelings of isolation.
I am setting up a support group for grandparents who find themselves in this heartbreaking situation, so if you are one of those grandparents I would like to invite you to come for a cuppa and a piece of cake on ........................... at............................ Time:............
I look forward to seeing you.


Please feel free to use this, making it personal to you.
Just a reminder, remember you are NOT a legal expert and the point of the group is to give support.


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