Representatives from a South-east London hospice took part in London’s Pride to reassure people from the LGBT+ community that they will be treated fairly.
Up to 15 members of staff and volunteers from the Sydenham-based St Christopher’s Hospice led a float on Saturday, July 7.
A spokeswoman for the hospice said: “St Christopher’s joined the parade to spread the message that hospice services are for everyone, whenever they are needed, and whatever someone’s background or community.
“Currently, people from LGBT+ communities, often through misinformation and fear of discrimination, are less likely to access healthcare in a timely way, leading to late diagnosis and poorer treatment outcomes.”
The other hospices involved in the parade were the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, Marie Curie Hospice, Princess Alice Hospice, Royal Trinity Hospice, St Francis Hospice and St John’s Hospice.
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