Felixstowe Old Peoples Welfare Association (F.O.P.W.A.) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Foundation Model) reg. no. 1,160,222 and can trace its origins as far back as the early 1950's. To read our Constitution click here (24 pages).
In 1974 a building in the town centre was purchased by Felixstowe Town Council, converted into the original Senior Citizens Centre and management responsibiity given to F.O.P.W.A. under the terms of a Licence and Managment Agreement with the Council This arrangement worked well, through the upheaval when the original building was demolished and the site redeveloped into the modern Centre as we see it now. The sea-front day centre, re-named by us as "the Hut" was subsequently acquired under the terms of a Lease with Suffolk Coastal District Council
F.O.P.W.A. changed its status from a simple unincorported organisation, into a charity registered with the Charity Commission (no. 1032586) and then more recently into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Foundation Model) no. 1,160,222.
As a C.I.O. we have just 9 Trustees who meet regularly to conduct all matters relating to the charity, whose Objectives can be summarised as being "for the relief of the elderly, being those aged 60 or over, in Felixstowe and the surrounding district......"
Details of F.O.P.W.A. can be found on the Charity Commission website, including financial information. A copy of our latest Annual Trustee report can be seen by clicking here, and the accounts for the period ended 31st December 2017 (March to December) can be seen by clicking here.
The Association issues three Newsletters each year. To read the most recent Newsletter no. 40 dated December 2018 click HERE
(Website last updated 15th March 2019)