The school was informed of the sad news that Charlie Sain-Ley-Berry-Gray had passed away peacefully while with his family on the evening of Wednesday 19 June. Alan Cooper provided the following obituary:
I knew of Charlie before he joined MCS. The Usher, Richard Cairns, told me about a promising sportsman that would be joining my house, Callender, from Winchester House Prep. He came with a formidable pedigree having swept up almost all the sporting prizes and been the most charismatic member of his year; he was literally head and shoulders above the rest, already being 6 foot tall.
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Charles, Charlie, SLBG, and sometimes, with inimitable prep school brevity, just SLB...
By whatever name you knew him, today we should have been celebrating his twenty-fifth birthday, but, through the greatest cruelty of fate, instead of marking that important milestone in his life we find ourselves commemorating the whole journey.