Fun night with a purpose
Volunteers from across the Walmer RNLI family meet up for a video-linked quiz.
Although Walmer volunteers have been responding to several service calls recently, as with other stations across the UK and Ireland, regular training and exercises are suspended due to the Covid 19 outbreak.
On Tuesday evening, 10 June, volunteers joined together for a lockdown quiz via the Zoom video app. Organised by helm James Evans, boat crew, shore crew and fundraisers logged in to take part in a four-round quiz which, although light heated, included a round devoted to standard and local operating procedures, designed to keep everyone sharp and ready when restrictions are lifted. Other questions tested the participants general knowledge, awareness of lifeboat heritage and a ‘quickfire’ round.
The winner of the quiz was helm Lee Waddon, who is awaiting his as-yet unspecified prize.
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