A Greenwich hospice has made a video highlighting the support staff provides to people with life-threatening illnesses in the hope it will make hospice care less frightening.

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice has produced the short film which includes testimonials of people talking about their experience of the hospice and the care and support they received.

Staff also hope the film will encourage more volunteers and fundraisers to come forward.

Last year the hospice cared for more than 2,500 patients in the boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley.

The hospice receives approximately one third of its funding through the NHS and relies on supporters to annually raise more than £4 million.

Kate Heaps, hospice chief executive, said: "I am really pleased with the new hospice film. We wanted to convey the impact of the hospice on people who need our care and support as well as explaining the importance of the support we get from our local community.

"I think this short film portrays these messages really well; hopefully it will make the option of hospice care less scary for local people with life-limiting illness, as well as encouraging more people to get involved."