The chris salmon foundation

Poetry Extravaganza

The Christopher Salmon 2018 Poetry Extravaganza is now closed for new entries. Thank you to everyone who entered. We are thrilled to announce that we have received nearly 1100 entries and the difficult task of selecting the winners will take place at the end of January. All winners will be notified and invited to attend the Poetry Workshop with local poet John Hughes on Saturday 10/03/2018 and to the Awards evening on Friday 16/03/2018. The 2019 Poetry Extravaganza will be open for entries in September 2018. Thank you for your interest and support.


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 fundraise 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 inconjuction 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