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 conjunction 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

Rowan McCabe

Foundation funds Rowan McCabe's poetry workshop at Calday Grammar 


Is the total amount raised by the charity so far. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us with our fundraising. 

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The Christopher Salmon Poetry Competition 2024

The Christopher Salmon Poetry Competition 2024 is now closed for entries and we would like to thank everyone who took part this year. This years theme was 'Dream' and judging is now taking place. The winners will be notified by late June and they and their families will be invited to an awards evening being held at Birkenhead Library in early July. A £100 Prize will be awarded to the winner of each of the following five age categories: Age 7 and under (KS 1) Age 8-11 (KS 2) Age 12-13 (KS 3) Age 14-16 (KS 4) Age 16-19 (in full time education) . Unfortunately due to the amount of entries we have received only the winners will be notified of their success but their details will be posted on this website in July 2024. We wish everyone who took part the very best of luck and thank the Judges for giving up their time and having the unenviable task of choosing a winner.