I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Bristol Resolution, http://www.resolution.org.uk/ for their wonderful donation of £800 to Bristol Grandparents Support Group.

It will enable us to reach out to more grandparents across the UK and beyond, and to support those who wish to set up their own groups.

The generosity of individuals and organisations is overwhelming.

When I lost contact with my granddaughter in 2007 I was devastated and had no idea what to do, such negativity surrounded me. Everywhere I looked all I could see was people I loved hurting beyond words.

I had a choice I could sink or swim.

I decided to swim.

I had to turn this negative into a positive and so BGSG began to evolve.

Nearly eight years on and I can honestly say that the people I have met will be, I hope life long friends.

Meeting regularly at our meetings, talking on the phone or Skype, sharing emails with one another is what BGSG is all about, no need to explain if you are having a bad day, we know, we understand and we are here to stand next to each other, united.

Once again thank you so much  Resolution.