'I'm doing it for mum'.Byline: By Lauren Turner South Wales Echo The South Wales Echo is a daily newspaper distributed in south Wales. It was founded in 1884 and is based in Thomson House, Cardiff city centre. It is published daily, in a tabloid form, by Media Wales Ltd (formerly Western Mail & Echo Ltd), part of the Trinity Mirror group.
A charity is being set up in memory of a tragic mother of two.
Jennifer Bath dreamed of collecting books for the care home where she worked in Llanedeyrn, Cardiff.
But she died of an overdose of painkillers before she had the chance to complete the collection.
Now her son is setting up a charity in the name of the 56-year-old mother of two to provide books to residential homes and schools.
Graham Bath, 34, said: 'The charity will collect books to give to groups, societies or anybody who wants to read. The idea came about because my mother was creating a library for her place of work, but never got to finish the project. I just wanted to finish it for her.'
Mr Bath plans to call the charity Unwin's, after Ms Bath's maiden name maiden name
A woman's family name before she is married. Used of a surname that is replaced by a woman when she marries. Also called birth name. .
Donated books are being collected at Rita's Cafe in Cadoxton, Barry, which is owned by Mr Bath's partner Rita Limbrick, who is also helping run the charity and plans to write a recipe book in aid of the charity.
Some of the books will then be distributed to groups, while others will be sold to raise money, with the profits being shared between the 11th Barry Sea Scouts, Women's Aid Women's Aid is a group of feminist charities across the United Kingdom. There are four main Women's Aid Federations, one for each country. Its aim is to end domestic violence against women and children. and going towards the running of Unwin's.
Mr Bath said: 'My mum loved books, and I think she would have thought this was a great idea.'
Ms Bath was originally from Sheffield and had two grandchildren, Joseph, 12, and eight-year-old Harry.
She was found dead in her bed in January this year. At an inquest into her death, held in Cardiff earlier this month, coroner Mary Hassell recorded an open verdict open verdict
a finding by a coroner's jury of death without stating the cause
open verdict open n (Law) → Todesfeststellung ohne Angabe der Todesursache .
Her son Chris Wood, 38, said that she was a 'very well-loved woman' who was 'respected by everyone she knew'.
To donate books, or for more information on the charity, call Rita's Cafe on 01446 722 979.