Eastbourne Eagles have received the latest weather forecast for Sunday (July 4) and it is good news.
The HG Aerospace Eagles face Glasgow at Arlington Stadium in an eagerly awaited Championship fixture (first race 3.30pm), followed by 6 heats of MSDL action between the Eastbourne Seagulls, Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers Speedway and the Birmingham Bulls.
Eastbourne have access to a professional weather forecaster who has given them a forecast specifically for the three-mile area around Arlington.
Most mainstream forecasts will cover a region such as London and South East – hundreds of miles – and that why the club’s forecaster has been unerringly accurate in the past.
Eastbourne go into the match on a high after last night’s brilliant 47-43 win at Redcar. Tomorrow’s match will also see The Eagles supporting the Hailsham-based Tiger’s Big Build Charity.
Crowd numbers are limited by Covid-19 restrictions. There are some tickets still available but the cut-off for sales is 9am tomorrow morning (July 4) or earlier if all available tickets have gone. Due to Covid regulations, there are no walk-up admissions on the day. Click on the image below to purchase.
Here’s the forecast for the Arlington area.
Today (July 3): Showers this morning and then some light rain this afternoon clearing to a mix of high cloud and occasional sun. Dry early and late evening.
Sunday: A dry night with the only significant risk being a band of probable heavy showers which is anticipated to hit the area from the south west between 7am and 10am.
There is increasing confidence that these will arrive further west than Arlington and move further north; with worst of the heavy thunderstorms in the Home Counties; and over the west and east Midlands stretching north and east during the day.
The South East Coastal Area in general should be dry from around 10am on Sunday with no rain after that time currently foreseen.
Tiger’s Big Build
Tiger’s Big Build, a Hailsham campaign to help a seven-year-old child, is being put in the spotlight on Sunday by the Eastbourne Eagles.
The fund-raiser to help the seven-year-old has been named as meeting sponsor for the fixture against Glasgow, whose nickname is the Tigers.
Tiger’s Big Build features on the front cover of the programme, there is an article inside and family members will be collecting money.
Co-promoter of the HG Aerospace Eagles, Lee Kilby, said: “Sometimes you hear a real-life story that touches your heart, makes you want to learn more, be involved, help and simply shout about.
“That was how the management of Eastbourne felt when we heard and looked into ‘Tiger’s Big Build’.”
The aim of the fund-raising is to turn Tiger’s family home into a suitable living space for him and his family.
Sunday’s Speedway is one of the biggest matches of the year at Arlington Stadium as the home side seek to overturn the league leaders.
Kilby said Tiger is a happy boy, who shortly after he was born had to have open heart surgery. He also has a bicuspid valve. Then a few months later he had an epileptic seizure and was ventilated in intensive care. This seizure happened again. A scan showed Tiger had suffered brain damage.
He has cerebral palsy, global development delay, epilepsy, dystonia and many other health problems.
Tiger’s grandmother, Adele Dickinson, said: “Tiger and his family live in a house that is totally unsuitable for him to be able to enjoy family life.”
The fund-raising is to raise money for a bedroom, wet room, kitchen tracking hoist and other essentials to give Tiger a good quality of family life. Click here to learn more via Tiger’s Facebook page.
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