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Stirling-born military veteran off to palace to accept MBE.

A Stirling-born military veteran and charity campaigner has revealed her shock at being awarded an MBE.

Suzanne Fernando was raised in Stirling before heading off to join the Royal Military Police.

She has received an MBE in the June Birthday Honours List for her services to cervical cancer, autism and military veterans.

For the past 20 years Suzanne (pictured) has devoted most of her time to charity work.The three main charities that she has helped raise awareness for are Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (JCCT) Cancer Care and Legion Scotland.

In 2013 she set up, and has since annually run, 'Steps for Jo's', on behalf of JCCT, securing patronage from many organisations for the fun runs. Steps for Jo's now raises more than PS30,000 every year.

Suzanne, who now lives in Ardrossan in Ayrshire, said:"What started off as the worst year with various illnesses has transformed into a whirlwind of a week for me. I celebrated my wedding anniversary, birthday, TACT Volunteer Award, British Citizen Award and now I've been told I'll be off down to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE.

"I am still in shock. As a military veteran and having served my Queen and country I am overwhelmed, delighted and humbled to have been awarded this amazing honour.

"I'd like to say a huge


thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the years, especially my family whom I continue to drag here, there and everywhere setting up events and seminars.They have, are and always will be my rock."

Shocked Suzanne Fernando says she was taken aback by news of her MBE

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 19, 2019
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