Help us get there

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

With three days left to reach our £2,000 fighting fund target for October, we are within touching distance. Thanks to some generous donations, the running total now stands at £1,906.

Not for the first time, the most notable of those donors was comrade SK, who paid us a tremendous £289 by bank transfer (I believe that strange amount represents a certain percentage of his salary!). On top of that there were six monthly standing orders - thanks to comrades DG (£60), JT (£50), SS and GT (£15 each), JM (£10) and AR (£5).

Then there were two PayPal gifts, both for £50. The first, from comrade DB, is his regular monthly contribution, which he suddenly upped from a mere £7 a few months ago! And comrade MM has just set up a monthly donation for the same amount. Brilliant! Anyway, all that comes to £544 received over the last week, leaving us with just £94 needed by October 31.

And I’m confident we’ll do it. Since the pandemic crisis began, our readers have been fantastically supportive despite the fact that there’s been no print version for them to get their hands on. As comrade CT notes, “I never actually came across the Weekly Worker before stumbling across your website a few months ago. When I asked around, a member of my Unite branch told me that you’re not printing right now. As soon as you are, let me know!”

Well, it looks like it won’t be until 2021, comrade, but, in the meantime, keep checking us out online. And if you feel like it, you can help make sure we get that £94 by Saturday!

Robbie Rix