Tributes have been paid to a woman who has been described as a “wonderful lady with a huge heart”.

Sue Riach, from Workington, sadly passed away this week. She was diagnosed with liver cancer but didn’t let this stop her in her work.

Sue was well-known for working with Workington British Legion and would always go above and beyond to support and promote the work that they did in the six years she was part of the team.

Lesley Jackson, Royal British Legion branch secretary, said: “She has just shown utter care and passion for everything we are involved with.

“She was the chairwoman of the women’s section of the Royal British Legion in Workington and has brought that on in leaps and bounds.

“She’s such a caring person and her passion for the armed forces outshone everyone else’s.

“She was such a lovely person to be involved with.”

Sue also worked at the Together Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in Workington.

After starting out as a member of the gym her passion quickly became apparent and she became an instructor.

Janine Ward, a friend of Sue’s and her manager, said: “She was such a lovely lady. Always there to listen, always there for others.

“She’d put others above herself all the time.

“She was absolutely fantastic and I’m so sad.

“She was someone you can always rely on and has done so much work for the legion.”

Sue was also heavily involved in the post-natal project at the gym helping new mums with mental health.