Thank you to everyone who entered the 2019 Chris Salmon Poetry Extravaganza . We received over 1300 entries which was phenomenal.All this years winners have been notified were awarded their prizes by renowned local poet Levi Tafari . For details of this years winners please see our Poetry 2019 page.
The 2020 competition will launch in October 2019. The 2020 competition celebrates our 10th year, so we are aiming to make this one our most exciting one yet! Watch this space for further details later in the year.
Foundation funds Rowan McCabe's poetry workshop at Calday Grammar
Is the total amount raised by the charity so far. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and given your time.
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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
The Christopher Salmon Foundation is a registered charity : number 1132231
Ian Rush MBE
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