The players will be wearing a special warm-up t-shirt at Dagenham on Saturday to back an astonishing charity challenge raising money for Cancer Research UK and the NSPCC.
Scotty Emmons and Lucie Barney are set to embark on a lung-busting 40 marathons in 40 days, taking them from John O’Groats to London, covering an incredible 1048 miles in the process.
The duo, who are in training for the 2015 event, are friends with on-loan Pools defender Christian Burgess and he wanted to help them raise awareness of 40 In 40 UK initiative.
“Scotty and Lucie are fantastic and in the past they’ve done a lot more for charity,” explained Burgess.
“They’ve climbed Kilimanjaro, done marathons, walked the Great Wall of China; it’s amazing all the stuff they’ve done for good causes and between then they’ve raised around £40,000 in the last three or four years.
“Obviously this challenge is going to be very tough but I just wanted to support him in any way I could so I’m delighted that the Club and my team-mates are able to help out,” he added.
www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/40in40ukAll money raised from the venture will be split directly between Cancer Research UK and the NSPCC and those wishing to donate can visit