HI READERS, it’s Emily and William here, we are writing this article of thanks to all the hard workers who have kept the country going during this crisis.

There are so many people to thank and we particularly want to remember the people who sometimes get forgotten. We will probably forget some people but the people we have been especially thinking about are dustbin and postal workers, of course everyone in the NHS and other health services, carers, supermarket workers, the emergency services (especially after all the fires), farmers, people in local authorities, teachers, all the volunteers who’ve help during the crisis like collecting medicine and shopping – and not least everyone who has stayed at home.

We want to thank the government too, as even if we find it confusing at times, we still think they are doing the best they can with what knowledge they had during a difficult time.

On a personal level, we would like to thank our parents for putting up with us. Both our parents have supported us very well. They have cooked for us, done our washing and ironing, helped us understand things a bit better like washing our hands, staying away from others and using face masks. We have also enjoyed spending time with them and doing different activities together, which we might not necessarily have done if we weren’t in lockdown.

I, Emily have been grateful to have kept working and I’d like to thank the care home for keeping me on and the staff for doing such a great job with the residents. Our final thank you is to the Echo for letting us carry on sharing our thoughts in this column every week.

The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by The Friendship Club– a project for adults with learning disabilities, run by People First Dorset