History of the Rainbow Centre – Helen Somerset How M.B.E.

On Tuesday November 10th 2009, Helen visited Windsor Castle where the Queen presented her with the MBE which was awarded in the June 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Helen with her M.B.E.

Helen’s husband Peter and three children Ben, Tom and Kate were all present.

The Queen had a few words for each recipient and Helen says she asked – “What is the Rainbow Centre? Where is it? and What does it do?”

Following the investiture, Helen hosted a lunch for friends and family in Windsor.

Helen said “It was a once-in- lifetime day, however this award is a reflection of many people’s efforts over the years to make the Centre the success it is today”.

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