It wasn't until almost two decades later - during which time Edith and David had bought a plot of land and built a house, seen the birth of four children and fostered seven more - that Edith set up UWCM
from her home in 1991.
For more than 86 years, UWCM
has engaged members of the community and convened organizations that offer critical services to improve lives locally.
Professor Stephen Tomlinson, currently Vice Chancellor of UWCM
who will become Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University, said: 'I am delighted that all our hard work has paid off and that we are ready to function as one institution.
DR Bronwen Evans is a lecturer in Child Health at UWCM
and a member of the Tooth and Bone Society.
Through this new eMall, supporters of UWCM
can contribute to its efforts while they shop online.
The proposal by UWCM
to transform the buildings into a training centre for medical students will ensure that the CRI will continue to serve the people of Cardiff and Wales for many generations to come.
In a joint statement, Cardiff University's vice-chancellor Dr David Grant and UWCM
vice- chancellor Prof Stephen Tomlinson, said, 'It will be a world- leading research centre which will increase our understanding of the human brain and ultimately lead to new treatments for sufferers of some very serious afflictions.
The two bodies have a long history of working together but now the Vice Chancellors of Cardiff, Dr David Grant, and UWCM
, Prof Stephen Tomlinson, have written to staff recommending a closer relationship.
Professor David Wynford- Thomas, head of pathology at UWCM
, and his team in Cardiff, have successfully managed to turn normal human brain cells to cancer cells - malignant glioma, the most common form of brain cancer - by manipulating individual genes.
Baroness Finlay said: "At UWCM
we consider key skills an essential part in offering a place in medicine.
The twopronged aim of the event, organised by leading children's charity NSPCC and UWCM
, is to protect children from harm when up to a third of abused children are reabused, but also safeguard parents from the devastating impact of false accusation.
For further information call Dr Lisa Coles or Dr Alison Kemp at UWCM
on 029 2071 6933 or the NSPCC on 029 2026 7000.