NLdoet: 2MD is in!
Last Friday we traded in our trusty laptops for a pair of work gloves, a shovel and a spade. A late career switch? Not quite. As part of our commitment to support a charity every year, we participated in NLdoet.
NLdoet, Lola and 2MD
NLdoet is the largest volunteer campaign in the Netherlands, organized annually by the Oranjefonds. It offers individuals, groups and companies the opportunity to roll up their sleeves for a charity of their choice.
We chose Stichting Lola, a charity on a human scale just a stone’s throw from our office. This charity offers accommodation, guidance and support to young people in need. The six youngsters live together with two supervisors on the houseboat Niet Zonder Lola.
This beautiful houseboat is moored at the Jaarbeurs, on a quay with 40 meters of garden. Half of the garden consists of slope, which has not fared well when faced with playing children and running dogs. The charity was in need of some help with the reconstruction of the garden.
A perfect job for 2MD! We cleared the slope with great enthusiasm and planted a beautiful strip of plants and flowers. In addition, we have built a stone staircase which allows you to climb the slope from the water. After a nice boat trip, the residents can enjoy the sunset and the beautiful flowers and plants around them on the staircase.
Time for beer and barbecue!
After a hard day’s work, which has resulted in several stiff muscles, we enjoyed a well-deserved cold beer and a nice barbecue together with the residents. As far as we are concerned, a very pleasant day with a nice result. We have got to know a beautiful charity, run by and run for a group of lovely people. Hopefully not goodbye, but see you soon!