Keep ’em coming

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

As I wrote last week, we needed £94 in just a couple of days to reach our £2,000 fighting fund target for October. And with one click, comrade BK got us there with a tremendous £100 bank transfer!

He writes: “Whether regarded simply as for the October fund, or alternatively something towards the £400 shortfall for 2020 as a whole, I hope it helps.” I’ll tell you what, comrade, it’ll go towards both! And we definitely needed it for October, as there were just three other donations before the end of the month - thanks to RL and VP (£10 standing orders) and AR (his usual PayPal £5 gift).

In other words, an extra £125 in those two days took our final total for October to £2,031 - that’s £31 off the deficit, comrade BK. And now we want to eat further into it in November!

In fact we’ve got off to a reasonable start with those standing orders that always come in right at the beginning of the month. There were 13 of them, from AC (£50), CG (£30), MD (£16), MT (£15), TM (£12). MM (£11), AN, DI and YM (£10 each), BG (£7), DC and PL (£6 each) and, last but not least, PBS (£5). All that comes to £188 after just four days.

But nothing via PayPal yet - nor, of course, by cheque, We’re not getting many of those at the moment, because most of them usually come as top-ups to readers’ annual or six-month subscriptions. But unsurprisingly, as we’re still not printing, no-one’s got any subs to renew.

Let’s hope it won’t be too long before the pandemic can be put behind us and we can get back to normal. In the meantime, keep those donations coming in!

Robbie Rix