New target

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

As I reported last week, we needed £211 in just three days to reach our £2,000 October fighting fund target. But unfortunately just £85 came our way - perhaps not surprising, since the last two days of the month fell over the weekend.

Comrade BK did get us his £25 bank transfer in time, and we also received standing orders from MD (£25), VP and AN (£10 each) and AR (£5). Finally, we received a cheque from IR for a tenner. Those donations took our total to £1,874 - in other words, £126 short.

Not a huge amount - true. But it doesn’t augur well for the coming period - especially now we’ve decided to up the monthly target to £2,250 to pay for additional printing costs and other much increased expenses.

As I noted last week, we’re urging all comrades who haven’t done so to take out a standing order - or, if you have one already, to consider increasing it: we’ll be sending out a form to all subscribers very soon. Alternatively, if you’ve paid for your current subscription in advance, you may decide to switch to an SO when it runs out - you’ll receive a form from us then, of course, too.

Anyway, we’ve now got to make sure we hit that increased target in November and I can report that after the first three days of the month we’ve received £171. All donations came in the shape of standing orders and pride of place goes to comrade AC for his brilliant £60. Thanks also to TG (£25), MD (£16), MT (£15), TM (£12), MM (£11), DI and YM (£10 each), BG (£7) and PBS (£5).

It goes without saying that if you want to make a one-off donation, you’d be more than welcome. Now would be a good time to do it, to make sure we reach that new target first time round. Why not click on the PayPal button on our website (unusually, no PayPal donations came our way last week) or - better still - make a bank transfer? Please make your donation to account number 00744310 (sort code 30-99-64).

I know how much our readers appreciate the Weekly Worker!

Robbie Rix