An Ardrossan activist, who dedicates her time to raising awareness of cervical cancer and autism, is to be presented with a British Citizens Award

Mum of two Suzanne Fernando is being recognised for her promotion of healthcare in the area.

The Royal Military Police veteran has lobbied to bring in new health policies and helped create innovative approaches to healthcare education.

Suzanne, who is involved in the local British Legion, will soon be awarded a service medal and certificate during an awards ceremony at the Palace of Westminster.

Proud husband Kes said: “Suzanne is an exceptional woman, wife and mother and has dedicated most of her life to volunteering in our community making a significant difference.

“Over the past 20-odd years she has made a huge difference to peoples’ lives and I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of a British Citizen Award than her.

“She has achieved so much throughout the years, whether it be related to cervical cancer, autism or military veterans.

“Seeing her being recognised in Westminster for her determined, committed endeavour in improving the community and effectively impacting the lives of those around her will be a very, very proud moment for me.”