We want to say Thank You!

During these difficult times, we are so grateful to every key worker giving their all to save lives, take care of our communities, and keep Wales moving.

Every one of us has a personal reason to be thankful, and a powerful story to tell. Will you share yours with us so that we can share it with those giving everything on the front line?

Write your story in the box below, and we'll feature a selection on our social media channels over the days and weeks ahead.

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  • Margot Morgan
    commented 2020-03-31 09:41:47 +0100
    In the past the NHS has already my son’s life and my own. To have world class free treatment in your time of need is a basic human right, hard fought for and won. But it doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. We must fight for it and protect it. We can afford it as it was born out of an era of poverty and health inequality. Now, more than ever, we see it’s incredible value, and the strength and backbone of the people on the front line delivering treatment and services so desperately needed. From clinicians to cleaners, thank you each and every one.
  • Belinda Ray
    commented 2020-03-31 09:40:48 +0100
    Because you are magnificent. You are going beyond the call of duty. You are giving so much of yourselves. You are in my prayers. May you all be blessed .. loved .. supported and appreciated… a thousandfold. .. in every way imaginable. And unimaginable. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️☀️🙏
  • Maureen Bennett
    commented 2020-03-30 23:54:54 +0100
    Thank your for what you are doing and I hope soon you will have personal protection for yourselves.
  • Leslie Jenkins
    commented 2020-03-30 23:09:43 +0100
    So thankful to all NHS workers and all emergency responders for caring so much for us. You are beyond wonderful .

    Also much love and thanks to Chemist and grocery store workers for being so selfless Blessings upon you all
  • Meurig Jenkins
    commented 2020-03-30 21:03:31 +0100
    Thank you for your professionalism and very hard work. You are all magic!
  • Sharon-Rose Taylor
    commented 2020-03-30 19:29:32 +0100
  • Keith Bayliss
    commented 2020-03-30 19:17:42 +0100
    Maybe, after this terrible nightmare is over, we will truly thank all those who help inform, assist, care, help, cure and console will be truly rewarded by giving them the respect, quality working conditions, financial and other support they need to do the fine and important work they undertake on our behalf and for our benefit.
  • Liz and hugh Worthington u
    commented 2020-03-30 18:28:00 +0100
  • Steve Curry
    commented 2020-03-30 18:20:06 +0100
    All public workers are so brave dealing with this virus. I wish I could get a test. Have had sweats, headaches, sneezing, all the symptoms of a really bad cold. However I’m not sure if this is covid or not!
  • Pamela Hunt
    commented 2020-03-30 18:13:05 +0100
    My story goes back nearly 40 years. I lived in the Vale of Glamorgan and we were cut off in that “Beast from the East” which had covered most of the UK in feet of snow. I became aware of a loss of feeling in my legs and an inability of standing up straight. I called the GP to explain the symptoms, and since I coudn’t get to see him and he couldn’t get to see me, he said that I should have bed rest and to call him the following day to update him. He sounded concerned. The next morning, my condition had worsened, my whole lower body was tingling, like pins and needles all over my body.

    “We may have to get you out,” said the GP. “Can you get to a road?” I replied in the negative. The phone line was starting to fail, the days of wind had started to damage the cable that stretched over four poles to get to our house. “Call me any time if it gets worse.” I decided to take a hot bath before going back to bed and ran the mixer tap. It seemed slower than usual, but that didn’t matter. Although the water seemed hot to the touch by my hand, it felt freezing cold as I stepped in. I sat down and it was freezing. Nevertheless my lower body started to go bright red. My partner came in and put his finger in the water and withdrew it quickly. “Get the hell out,” he shouted, “that water is boiling hot.” He helped me out of the bath and we discovered that while the hot water was ruinning, the cold feed had frozen and I had scalded my entire lower body, but it felt cold.

    By the next morning I was having difficulty standing up straight and I could no longer pass urine. We called the GP. “We have to get you into hospital urgently,” he said. "Get dressed in something warm and stay near the phone. I will call you back. Forty minutes later, the phone rang. It was the GP, but this time he wanted to talk to my partner. "I have to create a big letter H in the field next door. The RAF are coming to collect you and take you to hospital. Twenty minutes later, we heard the sound of the helicopter approaching and then it landed in the field next door. I had reached a point where I didn’t really understand what was going, but I do remember being escorted to the aircraft and the next thing I knew was we were landing in a car park.

    It transpired that I had contracted the Guillaume Barri Virus, a virus that attacks the nerves in my back and also my muscles, which start to shut down. I couldn’t pass urine because my bladder had failed and as the shutdown worked up my body it would attack my diaphram next and I would no longer be able to breathe. They still had iron lungs in those days and there was one waiting for me, but the specialist felt that if they could get steroids into me quickly, I might not need it. Over the next six hours, I started to feel I was getting back control over those parts of my body which had been on the verge of shut down. Two weeks later I walked from hospital with my partner and children, fully fit again. The NHS, working with the RAF had saved my life. It was only afterwards that I realised quite how close to death I had become. If it wasn’t for the dedication of the doctors, nurses, hospital staff, the RAF, the ambulance service and I am sure the many others involved in my rescue and return to full health, I wouldn’t be here to tell this story.
  • John Sambrook
    commented 2020-03-30 18:03:48 +0100
  • Anne Hughes
    commented 2020-03-30 17:58:11 +0100
  • Mark Holborn
    commented 2020-03-30 17:54:36 +0100
    My daughter is a mental health nurse
  • vicky moller
    @moller_vicky tweeted link to this page. 2020-03-30 17:46:51 +0100
    I want to #ThankOurKeyWorkers! Share your reason to be grateful too. Thank but also express anger at the way their lives are being put at risk. I feel this is wrong. https://www.partyof.wales/thank_you_to_all_our_key_workers?recruiter_id=112582
  • vicky moller
    commented 2020-03-30 17:45:38 +0100
    you should not be risking your lives, you did not sign up to the army where that is expected of you. I am angry at the way you have been mistreated.
  • Jane Roche
    commented 2020-03-30 17:40:09 +0100
    We know we are protecting ourselves at home and the key workers should be given all the support, help, protection they need to be able to carry out the job they want and need to do, being fully protected in doing so. Proud and grateful for the sacrifices they are giving to care, heal and protect our family, friends and community.
  • Handel Davies
    commented 2020-03-30 16:58:49 +0100
    Diolch o galon am popeth chi’n gwneud drosom fel cenedl 🏴 ❤️
  • Colin Mann
    commented 2020-03-30 16:47:47 +0100
    Those of us who are isolated at present can only admire NHS workers and everyone on the front-line who are carrying on vital tasks to keep society going and ensuring the welfare of everyone, especially the vulnerable and our younger citizens
  • Daniel Allen
    commented 2020-03-30 16:47:24 +0100
    They are on the front line, and anybody might be infected with no showing of virus
  • Ian Schofield
    commented 2020-03-30 16:47:16 +0100
    I have just spent 7 weeks in Ysbyty Gwynedd, not for the virus, thankfully. The doctors, nurses and staff were all fantastic.

    Stay safe in these unprecedented times.

    Diolch yn fawr
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  • Daniel llewellyn
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  • Daniel Llewellyn
    commented 2020-03-27 12:23:41 +0000
    Like alot of people in wales I have family and friends that work in are NHS I’m thankful proud and worried at the same time diolch too each and every one of you that are working to save lives and to the key workers and the shops diolch
  • Carrie Harper
    @CarrieAHarper tweeted link to this page. 2020-03-25 22:59:03 +0000
  • Carrie Harper
    commented 2020-03-25 22:58:43 +0000