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.

Wednesday 2 April 2014

BGSG Blog reaches 50,000 visits.

The blog has today reached an astonishing milestone, it has received 50,000 visits.
On one hand it is so sad that we even have to write a blog about being denied contact, but on the other it is a reality and as those who know me, will know that I want to turn a negative into a positive.
The positives for me are the people I have met and become good friends with, the grandparents and parents who the group have given support and empathy to, opportunities that have occurred as a result of running the group are beyond measure.
A group like ours shows the very best in people.
I think everyone would agree with me that to be able to share our heartbreak and pain does help, to know that we are not alone and isolated in our grief and that there is always someone at the end of the phone, email Skype who will listen, who will understand and will want no explanation.
There are no answers to family breakdown issues, as we have seen lately the law can't help us so its down to individuals to make a difference to  go on doing what they do, so from me a huge thank you for following BGSG here, on Twitter, FB and personally.

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