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The Chris Martin Fellowship

2327. Zoe Conway

Zoe Conway, from London, is a BBC Journalist who has raised over £250,000 for ‘Sarcoma UK’ in memory of her husband Chris Martin CB CVO, the former Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron, who died of a rare subtype of sarcoma in November 2015.

Zoe Conway being presented with her award by Ed Balls

Following Chris’s diagnosis in 2014, he was passionate about raising awareness and money for ‘Sarcoma UK’, running the London Marathon for the charity. Wanting to fund genetic research in his name, Zoe set up the ‘Chris Martin Fellowship’ in 2019 and has since held multiple Westminster events supported by politicians and civil servants across party-lines, which promote the pioneering ‘100,000 Genomes Project’ based at University College Hospital. 

This award coincides with Zoe’s latest fundraiser, the fifth ‘Chris Martin’ quiz night, which she established as a way of celebrating Chris’s life and to raise awareness of sarcoma, which has around 5,300 cases diagnosed in the UK every year. 

Pictured: Zoe being presented with her award by Ed Balls at her latest fundraiser event.

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