NL Doet is the name of the annual volunteer day in the Netherlands. This day is organised nationally every year by the Oranje Fonds together with thousands of organisations across the country; the largest volunteer action in the Netherlands. NLdoet puts volunteering in the spotlight and invites everyone to roll up their sleeves for a day.
Nine RCUI members and three of their children braved typical Dutch weather (cold, rain and strong winds) to join the other volunteers at Maximapark Utrecht. Gardening was the order of the day; a great many unwanted weeds were removed from the fence line around the dog exercise and swimming area, enabling the young shrubs to flourish.
Hot drinks were delivered despite the winds to the workers! And afterwards hot soup and sandwiches were gratefully received at the office of the Máximapark foundation, followed up with chocolate brownie.