Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund
Our October fighting fund has got off to a reasonable start, with £372 received towards our £2,000 monthly target after the first week.
Pride of place goes to veteran activist, writer and Weekly Worker supporter CG, who, in addition to his usual £30 monthly standing order, made a bank transfer of £50 to show his appreciation for what we are doing week after week. So that’s £80 he’s donated within a couple of days!
His standing order was actually one of 20 over the last seven days, in amounts varying from £5 to £50. It was comrade AC who came up with that £50, while also deserving of special mention were FK (£35), GD (£25) and three comrades whose monthly donation is £20: PG, SJ and II. Thanks very much to everyone!
Well, as I say, £372 isn’t bad, but what happened to our usual PayPal donors this week? Not one of them! Neither do I have any cheques to report - but that could be because, as a result of various problems caused by the pandemic, we didn’t manage to pick up our mail last week. So watch this space though for next week!
But there’s good news from another quarter. Comrade TH writes: “Just to let you know that I’ve done what Robbie Rix suggested and set up a standing order - you’re bloody worth it!” His first £15 donation should come our way by the end of the month.
If you want to follow his lead, you can download a form from weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/donate - or, alternatively, make a one-off donation by either PayPal or debit/credit card. Finally you can set up a single or regular payment by bank transfer (either through your online account or via your bank) to account number 00744310, sort code 30-99-64. If you think we’re “bloody worth it”, that is!