Happy to pay

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

With over a third of the month gone, we’re lagging quite a bit behind where we ought to be, if we’re going to make that £2,000 target in February.

That’s despite the fact we received five PayPal donations and six standing orders. The PayPal contributors included comrade CP, whose £60 originally came in the form of an annual automatic resubscription. But, when our editor emailed him to remind him that we’re still not printing, he replied: “I have been reading the Weekly Worker online. I must admit that I did forget about the payment. However, I’m happy to pay, regardless of having a printed copy or not. Feel free to take the money as a donation.”

That’s so typical of our readers. Only a tiny handful of those who subscribe - either by standing order or regular PayPal payments - have cancelled them. As for those who pay by cheque, etc, no-one at all has asked for a refund, even though they were all given the option of doing so - some had only just paid their annual subscription when we suspended printing last March.

Anyway, apart from CP, others who donated via PayPal were comrades MF (£50), TB (£25), GB (£15) and BH (£10). Meanwhile thanks go to those standing order donors: CG and NH (£30 each), DV and GD (£25), NR (£18) and SM (£10).

All that came to £198 for the week, taking our running total to £344. But that’s only about half of where we should be after 10 days - especially as February is, of course, the shortest month. True, we’re about to enter the most productive part of the month when it comes to standing orders, but I’m not sure that’ll be enough to put us back on track.

In other words, we could do with a few more comrades clicking on that PayPal button or - better still - making a bank transfer (sort code 30-99-64; account number 00744310).

Anyone fancy chipping in?

Robbie Rix