The organisers of this year’s London gay pride are appealing for people to get involved with planning and delivering the festival and have enlisted the help of gay Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou.

London LGBT+ Community Pride is looking urgently for people who can manage and liaise with businesses and residents along the parade route, in Soho and other festival locations, or who want to work as stewards on the day.

Pride also require designers, performers and fundraisers. The main parade day is on Saturday 29 June.

The group is also seeking nominations for seats on the Community Advisory Board. Nominations close on 21 February.

Chair of London LGBT+ Community Pride Michael Salter said: “We’re looking for people with all kinds of skills and experience to help make Pride in London a roaring success. Just visit the Get Involved page on our website to find out more and register for the open meeting at Heaven on 19 February.

“All the volunteers on the Board and Executive are investing their time and energy because we want to give London the truly incredible Pride it deserves. We’re committed to delivering a Pride of, by and for the entire LGBT+ community. Now Your Pride Needs You – because working together, we can make a huge impact on the whole of the city and give ourselves and London the Pride we deserve.”