THE QUEEN WILL VISIT THE KING GEORGE VI DAY CENTRE
Thursday 12th April 2018
Her Majesty The Queen will visit the King George VI Day Centre in Windsor, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Centre’s opening and the 70th anniversary of the Windsor Old People’s Welfare Association. The Queen will tour the facility and meet some of the local residents who use it.
The Windsor Old People’s Welfare Association (WOPWA), a registered charity, was formed in 1948 to help the widows, widowers, and elderly relatives of Windsor residents who lost their lives during the two World Wars. The aim was to build a day centre on land purchased in Clarence Road, Windsor. One of the first financial donations was made by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
In 1958 the building was completed and Her Majesty granted permission for the hall to be named after her father, the late King George VI. The Queen opened the premises in July 1958 and subsequently returned to mark WOPWA’s 25th and 50th anniversaries.
Today, the Centre operates as a lunch and social club, providing a safe and friendly environment for older Windsor residents. Members are encouraged to maintain their independence and wellbeing through activities and social interaction.
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