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.

Sunday 2 March 2014

Grandfathers saying it like it is.

"Hello everyone.
Good to see so many of you using the forum/blog, and I include  a very warm welcome to grandfathers of this group.
It has always been a concern of Jane's and mine that very few grandfathers come out and talk about the pain and sorrow they feel at the constant feeling of loss due to not seeing their grandchildren, I know that no day goes by without thoughts of my lovely "Sweet Pea" surfacing and bringing back that pa
in, soI fully understand what you're going through, I also understand the need felt by men that they have to stand strong regardless of the inner turmoil that fills every day.
There is no weakness in admitting your deep love for those missing children and no cowardice in giving in to the sorrow their loss causes.

If by opening up we can ease that pain a little then so be it, join in.



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