Lifelong Derby County supporter Ray was very isolated in the first pandemic. Despite having a large family, many of them live abroad and he does not have any local family members. With no access to technology, he was not able to access the club's virtual timetable, but staff from the community trust kept in touch with phone calls.
However, Derby County Community Trust were able to provide Ray with a tablet as part of an IT loan scheme, meaning he can take part in sessions, watch his beloved Rams play on RamsTV and keep in touch with his family. He is going to ‘bubble’ up with some family in Lincolnshire over Christmas and plans to take the tablet with him to watch games over the festive period.
To introduce Ray to his new device and as a pick me up, first team captain Curtis Davies gave him a call under the guise of providing some IT support.