CURRENT and past Warrington Wolves players are coming together to support their former teammate Jack Johnson's charity effort following his dad's health scare.

Great Britain internationals Joe Philbin and Daryl Clark will be joining Widnes Vikings winger Jack on tackling a cross country half marathon on Friday, June 12, to raise funds for the Stroke Association.

Warrington Guardian:

Jack Johnson in defence mode for Warrington Wolves at Castleford in May, 2019. Picture: Mike Boden

Fellow Wire players Josh Charnley, Dec Patton, Tom Lineham, Ellis Robson and loaned out Harvey Livett will be participating, along with ex-Warrington stars Kevin Brown, Brad Dwyer and Pat Moran, who is now a teammate of Jack's at Widnes.

The fundraising effort follows jack's dad suffering a mini stroke on Monday.

"Luckily after lots of tests the signs are great and he is doing really well," said Jack, who scored seven tries in 18 appearances in primrose and blue between 2015 and 2019 before joining Featherstone Rovers midway through last year and then Widnes for 2020.

"However, this is not always the case and strokes affect many families and we are very lucky."

Warrington Guardian:

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So on Monday my dad suffered a mini stroke, luckily after lots of tests the signs are great and he is doing really well. However this is not always the case and strokes affect many families and we are very lucky. We will be running a cross country half marathon on Friday 12th of June to raise money for Stroke Association. A massive thank you to everyone that has donated for far 🖤 The legends taking part are @kevjonbrown @patmoran12 @decpatton @philbss @braddwyer25 @dclark722 @joshuacharnley @johnnywilbo and Tommy Lineham @ellisrobson7 @j_worthy14 @harveylivett 🙌 The link to donate is in my bio🖤

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A good total looks on the cards, with more than £1,600 donated in the space of a day.

People can give their donation to the cause and get behind Jack's dad in his recovery at justgiving.com/fundraising/jackjohnson1996