The wives have raised thousands of pounds for local charities including Ty Hafan Children's Hospice and children's cancer charity LATCH, over that last half-century, by holding the annual garden party
at St Michael's Church in Whitchurch Road, Cathays.
On leaving the garden party
Ruth and Gary were able to walk through the entrance to the Palace and see the 'Changing of the Guard'.
The water firm was also a partner in one of the exhibits, a gravel "drought garden", designed by horticulturist Beth Chatto, which proved a popular exhibit at the garden party
earlier this month.
Sylvia O'Donoghue (centre), who was 'Queen' for the day, with pupils from Exhall Cedars Infant School in Trenance Road, as they enjoy a royal-style garden party
to mark the real Queen's birthday.
Lorraine and her mum, Inga Mahoney, 77, are now excitedly planning their trip to Buckingham Palace on July 15 for the garden party
Event organiser Lisa Barea said: "Our garden party
, in the leafy grounds of Cannon Hill House is the perfect way to see out the summer.
Rachal Minchinton, community fund-raising manager, said: 'The hospice garden party
continues to be a popular date for the diary in the local community.
The garden party
raised PS150 for the charity and was described as a big success.
The event follows the success of the inaugural garden party
last year, with both having been inspired by a 2011 event for carers and volunteers at the garden which was attended by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, and 8,000 guests.
Full details of the day can be found on Facebook under 'Our 1st Anniversary Garden Party
Charity Music Day
The garden party
is held every year and raises hundreds of pounds for the branch.
So to celebrate, the Emma Simpson Trust, which runs the Hartburn homes in which they live threw a garden party
for the ladies, their family, friends and other residents.