Charity football match at Grantham postponed due to concerns over Storm Eunice

A charity football match has been postponed due to high wind forecasts.

Dickens Road Diamonds, a football club set up by Jon Smyth to support various local charities, were due to play FPMcCann FC tomorrow night at Harrowby United.

Proceeds from the event were to go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and the match will now be postponed.

Dickens Road Diamonds players celebrate as they took on Hughsie FC in a charity game at Harrowby United. (53692340)

Outdoor venues in Grantham have taken similar action announcing temporary closures in anticipation of high winds.

In a statement, Dickens Road Diamonds said: “Together with FPMcCann FC, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Friday night charity game due to the impending storm Eunice which is expected to cause significant disruption in due to extremely strong winds throughout the day. .

“The Met Office forecast suggests there is a good chance that flying debris could cause a danger to life. Clearly the safety of everyone involved in or attending the event must be our number one priority. .

“Damage to buildings and homes is considered likely, with ripped roofs and downed power lines.

“Roads, bridges and railway lines are expected to close, with public transport delays or cancellations possible.

“There is a good chance that power outages, possibly prolonged, will occur and affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

“It is likely that there will be falling branches and uprooted trees.

“The match will be rescheduled in due course and a further announcement will be made. We apologize for the inconvenience caused, but given the information we have at this time, we believe this is the right decision.”



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