Target reached

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

With three days still to go before the end of the month, we have already reached our £2,000 target for January’s fighting fund. Well done, everyone!

Of course, a lot of that comes down to a brilliant donation of over £500 from comrade SK received in the first week of the year, but that doesn’t detract from my continuing satisfaction in any way. Actually the week just past coincides with that time of the month when there aren’t that many standing orders - there were five, from JT (£50), DG (£60), SS and GT (£15 each) and JM (£10). There were also two excellent PayPal contributions from comrades TB (£60) and DB (£50). All that means that £220 came in over the last seven days, taking the running total for January up to £2,053.

With yet more Covid-19 restrictions being announced, we obviously won’t be printing again for at least the next few months, but it’s good that such a tiny minority of our subscribers who pay monthly have declined to suspend their payments - which means that a good number have now built up credit equal to almost a year’s subscription. That says a lot about what they think of the Weekly Worker, even if they may not have contributed to the fighting fund.

Anyway, with three days left, let’s see if we can build up a bit of a surplus to help carry us through the rest of the year and cover any future deficits.

Robbie Rix