EASTENDERS' star Danny Dyer and ex-Liverpool and Stoke City midfielder Jermaine Pennant are the latest names signed up for a charity match at Tranmere Rovers' ground.

Proceeds from the game at Prenton Park a week on Sunday, October 21, will be split between Tranmere Rovers In The Community and the James Bulger Memorial Trust.

Tranmere Rovers In The Community works with thousands of people each year, with the four core themes of their work being in health, education, social inclusion and sports participation.

The James Bulger Memorial Trust helps support young people who are disadvantaged by reason of having become a part of bereavement, a victim of crime, hatred or bullying.

It was set up by Denise Fergus in memory of son James, who was killed 25 years ago.

James' brother Thomas Fergus will also be taking part.

Looking forward to the charity game, Denise told the Globe: "It's absolutely amazing for everybody to give up their time on a Sunday to come and play a match for the two charities.

"I can only thank them for doing so. It's absolutely brilliant.

"I love football anyway, but to be at a game that's helping our charity just means so much to me.

"If people haven't got their tickets, they're going to miss out. It's going to be an absolutely brilliant day."

Since its foundation, the charity has raised almost £1m.

Outlining the charity’s work, to date, Denise's husband Stuart added: "It's getting bigger and better.

"Last year we raised just over £100,000 and have just bought a new James Bulger House, so we’ve got a new lodge instead of the caravan, so obviously the families we help with holidays and respite breaks now have something bigger and better.

"Our next goal is to raise funds for an eight or nine-seater vehicle so we can take some of these families on days out, because some of the families we help can’t even afford to get to places like Blackpool.

"So, the football match will help us raise much-needed money to help families.

"We have helped so many families, and have also raised money for Christmas presents for needy families. Last year we handed out 1,000 presents."

Denise added: "The number of families that wake up with no Christmas presents at all is unbelievable, really sticks in my mind.

"Handing out presents, even if it’s just one, to needy families, means a lot.

"We can buy our lads presents, but there are families out there who can't buy presents and it's such a shame that some kids have to wake up to nothing at all."

Other names taking part in the game include TV personality Calum Best and Love Island participants Frankie Foster, Kieran Nicholls and Dean Overson.

Danny Dyer, most famous for his role as Mick Carter in EastEnders, will captain the side managed by former Tranmere Rovers player and manager, John Aldridge.

Former Liverpool Football Club manager Roy Evans will also take his seat in the dugout as a manager for one of the celebrity teams.

He told the Globe: "I've been fortunate to have been asked to be a manager. I've worked in games like this with these people before.

"They do a lot for charity, which is great.

"It's always nice to see people give something back. Sometimes your fortunate in life and it's nice to give something back.

"Games like this are about fun. I hope people come along and enjoy themselves."

Tickets are available from the ticket office at Prenton Park or by calling 03330 144452 and select option 1/2.

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets online at www.trfctickets.co.uk.

The full list of celebrities taking part is as follows:

Roy Evans, Jake Wood, Calum Best, Dan Osbourne, James Argent, Liam Gatsby, Sam Gowland, Idris Virgo, Frankie Foster, Josh Mair, Jay Hutton, Danny Boy Hatchard, Sam Bailey, Jamie Reed, Jimmy Constable, Nev Willtshire, Aaron Sidwell,