You did it!

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

As I’ve been predicting for the last couple of weeks, it was going to be a close call as to whether we would reach our £2,000 fighting fund target this month. But I must admit that I wasn’t expecting anything as close as what we actually got. Would you believe it? We ended up with £2,012 - £12 to spare!

Obviously I would have preferred to get there a bit more comfortably, but you can’t complain, can you? The fact is, our readers are continuing to support us - that’s also reflected in the increase in subscriptions to above pre-pandemic levels, now that we’re printing again.

The bulk of donations over the last seven days came, as is usually the case, in the form of standing orders. Thanks this week go to comrades JT and JC (£50 each), DG (£20), GT and MW (£15), VP and AR (£10). And, of course, that last comrade, AR, is renowned for his two regular methods of contributing to our fund - the second being a £5 monthly PayPal donation, which we always receive within a day or so of the standing order.

Other PayPal donors were LC and DB, who both came up with their usual monthly £50. Brilliant, comrades! Then there was a bank transfer from comrade BK, who also likes to help us out on a regular basis, and comrade DL sent us a cheque for £10 (yes, that’s right - they still exist!). Finally, comrade Hassan is continuing to support us by handing cash to one of our comrades, and so another £15 came our way from him.

Well, all that amounted to £325, which was added to the previous running total of £1,687, producing that final total. Mind you, there were only 30 days in June, so maybe that extra day in July will be enough to see us home a bit more comfortably next time!

Robbie Rix