Major presents Mayor with plaque to celebrate incredible Covid testing success

armed forces plaque


An Army Major has presented a commemorative plaque to the Mayor of Trafford to celebrate exceptional partnership working which has led to the delivery of thousands of Covid tests across the borough.

Major Gordon Law and his team were drafted into the borough for six weeks to run testing sites alongside Trafford Council staff at the Town Hall and Tatten House.

The collaborative working was a huge success and led to almost 6,000 health and care frontline staff and other key workers being tested.

Cllr Laurence Walsh, Mayor of Trafford, said:

“I was honoured to have received the plaque from Major Gordon Law. On behalf of everyone in Trafford, I would like to say a massive thank you to him and his team for all their hard work during this lockdown.

“Thanks to their efforts, thousands of our key health staff have been kept safe during these tough and challenging times. The amazing partnership work has also contributed towards stopping the spread of Covid in the borough. We have nothing but praise for the team and their professionalism. This working relationship will go down in history and shows what we can do when we all pull together.”

Last week, Trafford Council Chief Executive Sara Todd presented a thank you letter to Major Law which she and Council Leader Cllr Andrew Western had written.

Sara Todd said:

“We cannot thank Major Law and his team enough for their support during these tough and challenging times. The work that has been carried out in Trafford by the Armed Forces has been fabulous. Our frontline staff and other workers have been kept safe thanks to the hard work and professionalism of the Armed Forces. We have nothing but high praise and deep respect for you all. Thank you very much for all your work in Trafford.”

Trafford Council Leader, Cllr Andrew Western, said:

“In working together, we have demonstrated that collaboration lies at the very heart of rebuilding our communities and achieving the best possible outcomes. On behalf of Trafford Council, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Royal Marines Reserve from Merseyside and the Royal Navy Reserve Unit from Yorkshire, for your help and solidarity.”

Posted on Tuesday 2nd March 2021