PLAYERS and staff from Bridgwater Town and Yeovil United Football Clubs will be taking to the streets this coming Saturday, February 6, for the ‘United For Bridgwater’ campaign.

A total of 57 participants - including Bridgwater’s new chief executive, Adam Murry, and chairman, Bob Buckingham - are tackling 57 marathons within 24 hours.

They are each taking on the 26.2-mile distance in the area where they live, with the aim of raising £10,000 for three local charities.

Already 180 supporters have donated £3,630 to the clubs’ fundraising page here, meaning that - at the time of writing - the campaign is 36 per cent of the way towards its target.

That’s not taking into account donations by other means, and the clubs will hope to see the total keep rising in the run-up to Saturday.

The charities which will benefit from the money raised are Bridgwater Foodbank, Brainwave (which supports children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities) and The Gift of Giving Shoebox Appeal (which helps local families and individuals facing financial hardship).

For further updates on the event, you can follow the clubs’ social media channels (using the hashtag #United4Bridgwater).