One week to go

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

With, as I write, exactly a week to go to reach our £2,000 fighting fund target for March, we are lagging a little way behind at £1,350. In other words, we still need £650 if we’re going to get there.

The problem is, not enough of our readers are putting their money where their mouth is and showing their support in a practical way. Over the last seven days we received a very useful £430, but that came from just five (very generous) comrades.

Topping the list was comrade SK, who donated a magnificent £230, while comrade PM came up with a very useful £100. There were also another two standing orders - both for £25 - from comrades GB and DBR, while comrade LC transferred his usual £50 via PayPal.

Speaking of DBR, he tells me that he hopes to increase his newly created standing order in the very near future, but I have to say that £25 is a very useful sum - if only a couple of dozen more comrades followed his lead!

Anyway, as I say, we still need £650, but can we get there? Last week I said there was still time to send us a cheque (yes, the bank still accepts those!), but no-one did that (or rather, if they did, we haven’t yet received it - and, of course, there are extra delays caused by the pandemic in collecting them). But, to be on the safe side, please use either PayPal via our website or - better still - make a bank transfer (sort code 30-99-64; account number 00744310).

Fancy doing your bit to help the Weekly Worker fulfil its central role - the campaign for a principled, democratic Marxist party? If so, you know what to do!

Robbie Rix