Staff from Co-op stores took the leap of faith for charity as they went for a cold dip in the Clyde Coast to raise funds for charity.

Co-op and Barnardo's are working together to raise £5million to support young people to access basic needs like food, manage their mental wellbeing, and connect with opportunities for their future.

Edward Mackay, Inverclyde Co-op Member Pioneer, praised the brave staff who took to the chilly Firth of Clyde for a cool February dip.

He said: "Well done to the Wemyss Bay and Largs  teams on their cold water swim in aid of Barnardos.

"It's been a great week of fundraising all across Ayrshire, Inverclyde, and the rest of the company."

Co-op and Barnardo’s are working to bring local communities together to support young people across the UK.

A spokesperson said: "This ambitious partnership will aim to raise £5m over the next two years and work to influence positive change for young people.

"We aim to support 750,000 young people to access basic needs like food, improve their mental wellbeing, and create better opportunities for their future."