A charity football match is set to bring firefighters from across Helensburgh and Lomond together for the first time in decades.

The game, taking place in Helensburgh on Saturday, July 6, will be in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity to support their work with personnel and their families.

Organiser Jamie Bailey works for Capita Fire and Rescue, which provides services to the Ministry of Defence at Coulport and Faslane.

But he is also the on-call watch commander at Garelochhead fire station.

He said there had previously been a match in aid of the charity some 20 years ago, but then it stopped.

"I have taken it under my wing trying to get the ball rolling, pardon the pun," he told the Advertiser.

"I do other charity events throughout the year, so it's just another idea to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

"We are raising funds for the support they offer firefighters, for anything at all. They also support families.

"I have family members who have been in the service and the charity have always been a good charity throughout my life and my dad's life."

The match will see an 11-a-side team of Capita firefighters from Coulport and Faslane take on their Scottish Fire and Rescue Service collegues, made up of personnel from Cove, Garelochhead, Helensburgh, Balloch, Dumbarton and Clydebank.

The family fun day is free, but donations of any size to the Fire Fighters Charity are welcome.

The event starts at 12 noon on Saturday at Helensburgh Rugby Club.

Kick-off for the match is at 1pm but the day also includes a barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting, Paw Patrol, a DJ and fire engines. The bar at the rugby club will also be open.