Around 40 members of London Ambulance Service staff,
including their friends and families took to the streets to
celebrate Pride London.
The group drove an ambulance, fast response
car and cycle ambulance along the parade route through central
London from Portland Place to Trafalgar Square.
Thousands of spectators lined the streets
before attending the festival events at Trafalgar Square and
Ambulance Operations Manager and Chair of LAS
Pride Trevor Hubbard said: “It was a great atmosphere, and we had a
brilliant reception from the crowds, who clapped and cheered as we
went along the hour-and-a-half-long route.
“It’s very important to our staff that they
have the opportunity to take part in this event. It’s also great
for us as an ambulance service to promote the importance of
equality and diversity in our organisation and get involved with
the community and show our support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
During the event, around 50 ambulance staff
including foot teams and cycle responders, treated around 120
patients, mainly for alcohol-related illnesses and minor injuries
and 32 were taken to hospital.
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