CLCH dazzles at London Pride march

Published: 4th July 2024

On 29 June, a cohort of CLCH staff, including the Rainbow Network and allies, attended the annual Pride march in London.

The Trust was represented by staff across our London and Hertfordshire services including a range of clinical staff like the Homeless Health team, international recruits, and corporate teams.

On a hot afternoon in central London, staff carried signs that had been hand painted the week before at a network-run social event, and many sported their decorated CLCH t-shirts. The shirts read ‘community and proud’, a nod to the LGBTQ+ community, and the community services CLCH provide.

Amie Reed, Homeless Health Lead Nurse, said: “As my first-time attending Pride, and representing CLCH from within the homeless health team, it was an unforgettable experience. Being there as an ‘ally’, it was a privilege to be part of the support network of gender equality and LGBTQ+ social movements. It was a day to shine a light on love, inclusivity, and freedom!” 

Joseph Spannari, Practice Development Allied Health Professional, said: “Being at Pride with CLCH was an incredible experience. The energy and sense of community was uplifting, and it was wonderful to see everyone come together to celebrate diversity and inclusion. One of the highlights was seeing the smiles and joy on people’s faces, knowing that we are part of a supportive and accepting community. I am proud to be associated with CLCH and to have the chance to contribute to such a special event.”

Jake Edwards, Rainbow Network Co-Chair, said: “It’s been a great privilege to work alongside everyone in the network who helped make this happen. It’s a joy to know how many enthusiastic allies we have at CLCH, and pride was a wonderful opportunity to connect with other members of my community.” 

CLCH supports the diversity, happiness and pride of all of its staff year-round. Find out about the latest roles on our website page.

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