27 December 2007, 12:00
by Leticia Bracamonte
Photo taken by Spanish photographer Ouka Leele. It is now being used to promote Madrid's regional volunteer programme. (Dec 2007)
I'm writing you from the Regional Government of Madrid, Spain, from the General Direktion for Volunteering and Social Promotion. This year we have organized a very interesting event for the IVD we want to share with you.
A famous photographer here in Spain named Ouka Leele took a photo, on top of a crane, of about 1000 volunteers making a spiral form. These persons were wearing raincoats in white and red colour (the colours of the flag of the Madrid Community). The photo was taken in front of the Palacio de Oriente, an important building in Madrid, the 17th november.
The photo is being used now for the new campaign to promote volunteering in our region, with the slogan "Get into the solidarity spiral". This poster is being shown now in the Metro and train stations, in buses and in street furniture and fixtures.