Balmaclellan man named as an 'Unbreakable' hero of lockdown by BT
Chris Jowsey from Balmaclellan has been named as one of the UK’s everyday ‘Unbreakable’ heroes by BT.
The public were asked to nominate individuals who used the power of the Internet to make a difference during a unique and challenging year.
Chris hosted a weekly online pub quiz, every week since lockdown began, which quickly became a highlight for family and friends from all over the country.
His nomination story stated that the quizzes were a fantastic opportunity to see each other's faces, using the Internet to help people stay connected and kept everyone's spirits high, during some very difficult times.
His daughter Emma, who made the nomination, said: “I've not seen Dad in person for 15 months and he's really missing his baby granddaughter too, so this has been our way of keeping in touch through a terrible time.”
Chris received the news during a video chat with singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
He said: “It’s brilliant to be named as an Unbreakable by BT, but even better to recognised for serving the community during these testing times by keeping everyone connected.
"The Lockdown Quiz has been a fantastic way to bring family and friends together during lockdown.
“Loneliness and isolation have a devastating impact on your mental health and wellbeing, so it’s been a pleasure to help out, not just my own family, but for friend’s families, families of friends, and the wider community too.”