Back on target

I said last week we were “a little below par”, when it came to our monthly fighting fund target of £1,750. But the donations this week have changed things a bit, with the running total for January now standing at £1,379, with a week still to go. In other words, we still need just less than another £400 to get there - definitely within reach.

When it came to standing orders, things were greatly helped by the fact that it’s the right time of the month. There were just five of them, but four of them were for at least £50. The most generous was comrade SK’s fantastic £230, with PM contributing £100. Then there was MM’s usual £75, TB’s £50 and a useful tenner from PM. In other words, an extra £465 came our way from just five comrades.

On top of that, there was the £20 note handed to the Weekly Worker at last Sunday’s London Communist Forum, plus two PayPal gifts - thanks go to MN (£20) and LO (£10). All that comes to £515 received over the last seven days, with £371 still needed by January 31.

In other words, still time to send us a cheque - we didn’t get any of those for the fighting fund this week. But, if you’d prefer to make sure we get your donation more quickly, then you know what to do: either click on the PayPal button on our website or, better still (there’s no charge deducted!), make a bank transfer to sort code 30-99-64, account number 00744310.

As I said a couple of weeks ago, let’s start the year as we mean to continue. Let’s see if we can go way beyond that £1,750 target, and see if we can start building up a reserve of funds in case things don’t go quite so well later in the year.

Robbie Rix