Make up the deficit

Unfortunately, I have to start this week with some disappointing - but not entirely unexpected - news: we fell a bit short of our monthly fighting fund target for May.

As I reported last week, we needed £300 in just two days if we were going to hit that £2,250 - and, of course, most of our readers would only have had a couple of hours left by the time they read my appeal. But two comrades responded brilliantly: JC immediately transferred £100 to the Weekly Worker bank account, while JS made payments of £25 and £30 on consecutive days! In addition, comrades VP and MD both came up with their usual monthly donation of £10.

So the extra £175 that came our way meant we ended May with £2,121 - in other words, we fell short by £129. And that means we could now really do with smashing through that £2,250 barrier in June and, after five days, as I write, we have a healthy £397 in the kitty.

Mind you, most of that came in the shape of those start-of-the-month standing orders - our thanks go to AC for his £100 (fantastic!), EV (£55), MM (£31), CG (£30), RG (£25), BK and MS (£20 each), BG and MT (£15), TM (£13), MM (£11), AN, ST, CP, DI and YM (£10 each) and finally DC and JS (£6).

Not bad at all! But we really do need to see things continue at that rate. And that in turn means we need a lot more of our Weekly Worker supporters to boost the further standing orders we’ll be getting with one-off donations. Please make a bank transfer, use PayPal or even send us a cheque to help us out - go to the link below for more details.

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