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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We are pleased to announce the winners of The  Christopher Salmon Poetry Competition for 2022 

Thank you to everyone who entered The Christopher Salmon Poetry Competition for 2022. We were thrilled to receive nearly 600 fantastic entries. The difficult of judging has now taken place and all winners have been notified and their prize money has been  awarded. We are delighted to announce that the winners are as follows :- 

Under 7's - 1st Prize- Evie Heseltine

8-11 Years - 1st Prize - Eve Jackson    

11-13 years- 1st prize - Dexter Doyle 

14-16 years - 1st Prize - Holly Ellis   

16 + - 1st Prize - Molly Nash 

Many congratulations to the winners as the judges remarked that the standard of entries this year was outstanding. We will be posting their winning poems alongside those entries the Judges selected as being highly commended. Also a video of all the winning poems will be posted to the Wirral Libraries social media for National Poetry Day on 6th October 2022.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 12 years, as it has meant a great deal to us to continue to keep Chris’s memory alive.