Chris Bright has been instrumental in keeping spirits up, providing emotional and uplifting support for people with diabetes and also using social media to spread positive initiatives during a very uncertain time.
Chris could not run any The Diabetes Football community (TDFC) in person sessions and so prioritised maximising the use of a TDFC WhatsApp group and social media to support people with Diabetes.
These were used as key information points. The TDFC community
consists of male and female T1 diabetics across the country who have a
passion for football.
Chris used these mediums to communicate up to date advice on the
change of restrictions during the pandemic, provide emotional support
for those undergoing changes to their working lives, contact those who
were unwell, organised and encouraged participation in online social
meetups and also organised fun activities online (e.g. zoom meetings,
video game tournaments and the toilet roll challenges).
Furthermore, he encouraged others to get the COVID vaccine and also
advised seeking more information on any concerns or hesitancies
people had on getting vaccinated.
Chris utilised his influence to encourage thanks towards the NHS and
uplift those with diabetes.
These have been clear on his and TDFC’s social media platforms: