THE Co-op have given a helping hand to a number of local groups in the community.

A special presentation of the Co-op Local Community Fund cheques to deserving causes in Largs took place this week. 

There were three beneficiaries, with an overall total of £3,000 being handed out to local causes.

Cheques for £1,000 were given to the Largs First Responders, Largs Foodbank and the area's Community Resilience Group.