In 2014, the Corby Glen Sheep Fair Committee wanted to do something to celebrate Bailey's life and his love of sheep fair weekend.
With the kind permission of Bailey's parents, the Bailey Drew Memorial Cup Challenge was created.
Last year, the Challenge for the 778th Annual Corby Glen Sheep Fair was a 3 Legged Race, with a bit of drinking to add to the atmosphere. After a runaway victory the previous year all eyes were on the Fighting Cocks. However the gathered audience needn't have bothered and they were left far in the distance behind the obvious victors, TheCholmeley Arms.
As reigning Champions, The Cholmeley Arms pub have the honour of coming up with the 779th Sheep Fair Challenge, the wackier the better, to take on the other pubs within the area:
The Woodhouse Arms
The Fighting Cocks
So come along and cheer all competitors on, and remember it's all a bit of 'fun'
Bailey tragically lost his life
very suddenly in May 2014 to
death syndrome (SADS).
Not only did this devastate
Bailey's family and friends
but it hit the whole village
Bailey, an avid football player,
attended The Corby Glen
Primary School and then
graduated to The Charles Read
High School (also in Corby Glen).
Young, fit and healthy, his death was as unexpected as it was shocking.
Since Bailey's death we have raised money for a defibrillator which is now installed outside the local Methodist Chapel in the centre of the village.
At this year's fair we had a stand raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). If you would like more information about SADS or would like to know what you can do to raise money for this very worthy cause please visit:
www.sads.org.uk - or -
The Bailey Drew Memorial Cup Challenge
Bailey (front left) gives it his all in the sheep fair tug-of-war