Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a dinner and dance

One of the British Turkish community’s oldest organisations, the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association of England (TWPA for short) will be hosting a gala dinner and dance event in October to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The event, which is being held at the Regency Banqueting Hall in North London, will also be an opportunity “to pay tribute to” and celebrate “the wonderful work Turkish women have done for our community” since the TWPA was formed.

The TWPA 50th anniversary bash was meant to take place in 2020, but the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rescheduled date in March of this year was again postponed due to the devastating earthquake in Turkiye in February. TWPA organisers will be hoping it is third time lucky for them – full events details and how to reserve your tickets are below.

The evening, which is open to all, includes a three-course meal, all soft drinks and a light musical entertainment.

In keeping with the philanthropic nature of their organisation, TWPA will be donating all profits from its 50th anniversary dinner and dance to two good causes it currently supports: autism and dementia. TWPA has become active in these spheres with a variety of projects to help inform and support those in the community who are affected by autism or dementia.

About TWPA

Formed in 1970, the TWPA brought together Turkish and Turkish-speaking women whose roots hail from Turkiye and Cyprus. The organisation registered as a charity in 1975 with its main aim “to provide practical and financial help, as well as advice and guidance for Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Kurdish women and their families.”

It is one of the few Turkish organisations in Britain that owns the building it is resident in, purchasing a property on Willoughby Road, Hornsey, London N8, in 1992. Now known as the TWPA Centre, it is used as a drop-in centre, information service, social events and health seminars.


Date: Sunday 8 October 2023

Times: 5pm to 11pm

Venue: Regency Banqueting Hall. 113 Bruce Grove, Tottenham London N17 6UR

Tickets: Single ticket costs £65 per person, or a table of 10 is £600. To book your place, phone 07786 196157 or e-mail info@twpa.co.uk