The People’s Award

WINNER

Chris Bright

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:
www.twitter.com/chrisbrighty1
www.instagram.com/chrisbrighty1
www.instagram.com/thediabetesfootballcommunity
www.twitter.com/TDFCdiabetes
www.twitter.com/TDFCWomens



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  • 2021 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry:
    Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Extended Entry Deadline:
    Monday 12 July 2021
  • Judging day:
    Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Awards ceremony:
    Thursday 14 October 2021