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    22 February 2022

    Mayor's Diary 22/02/22

    Mayors Diary 22/02/22

    Prince Charles has presented Wells resident Karen Deverell with an MBE for services to children in mid-Somerset.

    The ceremony took place at Windsor Castle.

    She worked with the YMCA in Mendip for 25 years and rose to become their chief executive. Now she is a foster mother and a highly valued member of the Wells Community Network.

    More than 50 of her friends, family and former YMCA colleagues gathered in the Swan Hotel to celebrate her award. They included the Mayor and Mayoress.

    There were five speeches paying tribute to Karen. They praised her as “A beacon of light in the darkness” who had a huge “positive effect on the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.”

    The letters K A R E N spelt Kind, Approachable, Reliable, Empathic and Natural.

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