I’m standing in for Vicky Honour, Features Editor of Take A Break Specials, while she is on leave. She has asked me to contact you with regard to the possibility of talking to estranged grandparents for a report for our Winter issue, which is on sale before Christmas.
We would require two ‘case histories’, but each should have a different story to tell. One perhaps could be the more common case of paternal parents (or parent) who have lost contact with their grandchildren through divorce or separation.
To add a different slant I wondered whether you might know of maternal grandparents who are estranged from their daughter, and thus prevented from seeing their grandchildren.
Anything you can do to help us with this report to highlight the heartache and helplessness felt by grandparents in this unfair situation would be much appreciated.
Photographically, we would require pix of the grandparent(s), and a photo of them taken with their son or daughter. Clearly, we do not expect to have photos of the grandchildren, as we would need permission to print from the parent who has custody.
My phone number is 020 7241 8296, or reply to this email: Vicky.Honour@bauer.co.uk
I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience,