The Christopher Salmon Poetry Extravaganza 2020 Poetry workshop and awards evening has now been postponed until March 2021.  

Due to the current circumstances we have sadly had to postpone the Christopher Salmon Poetry Extravaganza winners workshop and the Awards Evening once again! Many apologies to all those who were going to join us, but given the current government advice we are following the guidelines. The proposed new date for the Chris Salmon Poetry Awards Evening and the winners’ workshop is now March 2021 (all dates and venues TBC.) Please keep revisiting the website for updates and the Library Service will be in touch with all the winners, to give everyone the new details.

In the meantime, stay safe and keep writing your wonderful poetry. In January 2021 please revisit the website for details of our new Christopher Salmon Poetry competition which we are delighted to announce, will be run in partnership with Wirral Poetry Festival and Wirral Libraries. 

Thank you so much to everyone who entered this years competition and for helping us keep Christopher's memory alive.


Rowan McCabe

Foundation funds Rowan McCabe's poetry workshop at Calday Grammar 


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Sadly on the 5th of February 2009 our youngest son Chris Salmon passed away very suddenly aged just 15, from a streptococcal virus and pneumonia. He was a loving, caring boy with a charismatic smile who had so much still to give and we his Parents and Brother wanted his memory to live on and to do this we have set up the Christopher Salmon Foundation.

Chris's and our friends have been a great source of comfort to us and have been so supportive in helping us fund-raise for this foundation and to them we remain indebted.

Chris was a student of Calday Grammar School and was just about to sit his GCSEs, he had hopes of becoming an author and dreamt of studying Russian and English at Oxford University. His passion for both subjects was infectious and since his untimely death, a book "The Siege of Leningrad" has been published in conjuction with Calday School - the book is dedicated to Chris and contains some of his work. 

We hope that from reading this website you may be able to get an insight into Chris's life and to what, we his family hope to achieve with the funds we raise. 

With grateful thanks for your support 

Julie , Rich and Jonny Salmon