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. Click CONSTITUTION to read all 24 pages of our Constitution.
In 1974 a building in the town centre was purchased by Felixstowe Town Council, converted into the original Senior Citizens Centre and management responsibility given to F.O.P.W.A. under the terms of a Licence and Management Agreement with the Council This arrangement worked well, through the upheaval when the original building was demolished and the site redeveloped into the modern building as we see it now.
December 2019 - Trustees decide to "refresh" our public image firstly by using the initials FOPWA in a modern font style as the day-to-day working name of the Charity while keeping Felixstowe Old Peoples Welfare Association for official purposes and Charity Commission registration. Secondly, after consultation with users, decided to use "Broadway House" in place of the previous "Senior Citizens Centre" name, or any of the other unofficial names such as "the Drop-in Centre" or "Old Peoples Centre" (Broadway House has always been the postal address of the building)
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 (now East Suffolk Council)
F.O.P.W.A. changed its status from a simple unincorporated organisation, into a charity registered with the Charity Commission (no. 1032586) and then later into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Foundation Model) no. 1,160,222.
As a C.I.O. we have just 10 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 or available from here by clicking our latest Annual Trustee report and Accounts for the period ended 31st December 2022
The Association issues Newsletters to our team of volunteers each year. Click Newsletter 54 for the most recent edition or Click Newsletter number 53 for the previous one.
Photograph copyright. All photographs on this website (unless otherwise attributed) were taken by and reproduced with permission from the relevant F.O.P.W.A. Trustee
(This page last updated 21st December 2023)