An end of life hospice in Sydnenham joined thousands of people to celebrate the biggest LGBT+ parade in the UK.

St Christopher’s Hospice took part in Pride in London on Saturday (July 7) to “spread the message that hospice services are for everyone”.

A spokesman added that people in the LGBT+ communities are less likely to access health care in a time of need through misinformation and fear of discrimination.

Andrew Goodhead, spiritual care lead at St Christopher’s, said: “Pride has been a fantastic occasion to come together with friends and colleagues from other local hospices.

“By being here we want to help open up hospice care; explaining the help and support that we offer and challenging misconceptions about who can use our services and when.

"It’s also important to demonstrate that hospices are welcoming places for people from LGBT+ communities to come and work.”

Ros Cook, community nurse manager at St Christopher’s, added: “Pride was an amazing experience, so open and welcoming.

"It was a real honour to be representing the hospice movement, and showing people that hospices are open and welcoming too, no matter what your background.”

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice also took part in the London parade.