A dyslexic man whose experiences of failure at school prompted him to set up a support network for people with severe learning disabilities has been awarded the MBE.
Tom Rhind-Tutt, 85, will be decorated by the Queen this autumn for his work at the Sunnybank Trust in Epsom.
The trust, which aims to enrich the lives of the learning disabled community in the area, was founded by Mr Rhind-Tutt 25 years ago - after he battled dyslexia as a child.
He said: "I was dismissed from school in 1939 for being a poor pupil and, aged 20, I had just fallen by the wayside.
"Fortunately, I got a job and started to understand what dyslexia is and, with the help of my wife Marjorie, I overcame the difficulties I faced early on.
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Nigel & Maggie
10th July 2012
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