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Berkshire Grandparents Support Group

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Berkshire Grandparents Support Group is a safe supportive space for grandparents and close family members who have little or no contact with their grandchildren due to difficult family situations. We aim to support you and help you find practical ways to deal with the impact that having no contact with your grandchildren has on your life and that of your wider family.

Berkshire Grandparents Support Group are working on creating a wider knowledge base that you can utilise to support your needs in the form of a website. We are working towards creating a regular stream of professional visitors to the support meetings who will be able to advise you on things such as mental health and legal advice. We have a private Facebook group where you can interact with others in the same situation from all over the world.

Berkshire Grandparents meets on the second Thursday of the month at St Nicolas Meeting House, on the corner of West Mills and Oddfellows Road. The first meeting took place on Thursday 13 September, 2018. Meeting times are 2pm to 4pm for supportive conversation over a hot drink and cake. Everything spoken of in these monthly gatherings will be completely confidential.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Debi Richens
Contact Position
Founder
Telephone
07444 800658
E-mail
contact@berkshiregrandparents.org
Website
Grandparents Support Group
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BerkshireGrandparents/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/BGrandparents
Notes

Berkshire Grandparents has a live fundraising application on The Good Exchange http://bit.ly/2zT09OM

The Greenham Trust have matched funding the group 50% of the total application, so every donation made will be DOUBLED.

Every donation received goes towards the support structure of Berkshire Grandparents to enable us to support all grandparents who are living without their grandchildren in their lives.

 

Where to go

Name
St Nicolas Meeting House
Address
West Mills
Newbury
West Berkshire
Postcode
RG14 5HG
Notes

St Nicolas Meeting House is behind St Nicolas Church on the corner of West Mills and Oddfellows Road.

Parking is limited so we would advise using the Kennet Centre and walking up the side of St Nicolas Church and Snappy Snaps. You will find St Nicolas Meeting House approximately 200 yards further up West Mills on the left-hand side.

To ensure that we have enough refreshments and plenty of meeting space please let us know that you are attending by contacting us in advance either via email or the events page on the Facebook page.

 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The Second Thursday of every month from 2pm to 4pm.
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
The session runs for two hours. We are in a downstairs meeting room with kitchen and toilet facilities.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per session
Details
A donation of £5 is requested to cover refreshments and hall hire. To ensure that we have enough refreshments and plenty of meeting space please let us know that you are attending by contacting us in advance either via email or the events page on the Facebook page.

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
No