At Christmas time I wrote to Esther Rantzen, asking her if she would like to write a message to put on our ‘Tree of Hope’ that we have in our garden every Christmas for grandparents to come and write messages to their grandchildren.

Esther kindly sent one which said,

To every Grandparent, Links of Love can never be broken in our hearts. With love, Esther.

When I wrote to thank her I said that it would be great to be able to discuss with her the issue of grandchildren being denied contact with their grandparents.

This led to us working with her on The One Show and her attending one of our meetings in Bristol meeting up with some of our grandparents.

The Bristol Grandparents Support Group - Meeting Esther Rantzen

She continues to support us and her wealth of experience is invaluable.

We have also had support from out local MP Charlotte Leslie who attended one of our grandparents meetings.

The Bristol Grandparents Support Group - Group with Charlotte Leslie