This week we would like to congratulate Craig McMurrough MBA and Dr Sarah Fritchley (Temple) who have received Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Points of Light award for their remarkable fundraising efforts (over £70,000 raised) and contributions to the ovarian cancer community, an incredible feat which coincides with Ovarian Cancer Awareness month 

Congratulating Craig on his award, the Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi, Craig’s local MP for Stratford on Avon, said: 

I’m delighted that my constituent Craig McMurrough has been chosen to receive the Prime Minister’s Points of Light award – a rightly deserved recognition of his outstanding efforts raising money for ‘Ovacome’ in memory of his sister, Cheryl. Cancer touches so many of our lives, and we should give our thanks to people like Craig who are doing whatever they can to help the fight against any and all forms of the disease. I look forward to presenting him with his reward.” 

Congratulating Sarah on her award, the Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald, Sarah’s local MP for Northeast Hertfordshire, said: 

“I would like to send my warmest congratulations to my constituent Dr Sarah Fritchley on winning the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for her magnificent fundraising achievements in support of the ovarian cancer charity, ‘Ovacome.” 

Craig and Sarah have both lost family members to cancer, Craig lost his sister Cheryl to ovarian cancer in 2016 and Sarah lost her mum to a late-stage cancer diagnosis. They both have been working relentlessly to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and encourage anyone experiencing the B.E.A.T. signs and symptoms to monitor their symptoms and reach out to their GP as soon as possible. 

As loyal and inspiring members of Ovacome for over 7 years, Craig and Sarah, aka ‘Mr and Ms Ovary’, are known for sporting iconic giant ovary costumes whilst, taking on a multitude of sponsored running events across the country – including the iconic London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs. More recently, Craig completed the Tokyo marathon to raise money and will be touring East the East Anglia region over the summer to fundraise. 

In 2022, Craig entered the world record books for successfully completing the London Marathon whilst wearing our famous giant ovary costume and was also named winner of the fundraising category at the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Make a Difference Awards 2023. 

On behalf of the Ovacome community, we would like to thank Craig and Sarah for their tremendous efforts and triumphs, their support makes a difference to so many lives and we hope to continue cheering them on in their future awareness raising adventures. Again, we would like to congratulate the pair on both receiving the Points of Light awards – we could not think of two more worthy and deserving individuals. 

To read more about Craig and Sarah receiving the Points of Light award please visit this website:  

To learn more about the fundraising the pair do, or to add a donation to their incredible total, please go to our website: