Long and short

Robbie Rix welcomes an increase in visitors

After last week’s minor downward glitch, our online readership once again continues its upward trend. Over the last seven days we had 22,196 visitors to cpgb.org.uk.

But I wish I could say the same thing about the number of donors to our fighting fund. At the moment, the bulk of contributions come in the shape of monthly standing orders. An excellent thing, of course, but I would really love to see a few more comrades using our PayPal facility or sending us a cheque as a one-off gift.

We had two of each this week. Via PayPal there were two £30 donations from long-time supporters JS and EJ. Thanks to both! And PK (£20) and FT (£10) were the comrades who still know what a cheque book is. Another easy method is the bank transfer.

Either use your online banking account or go to your local branch and make the payment to account number 00744310 (sort code: 30-99-64). That’s how comrade SS got his £10 to us this week.

But, as I say, the greatest part of the money that comes into the fund arrives in the form of standing orders. We had nine of them, ranging from £10 to £30, and totalling £165. Thank you, SD, GS, SM, RK, CG, GD, SM, MWS and DV. All in all, we received £255, taking our February total to £426. But £1,500 is a long way off, especially when you consider that this is a short month and those two lost days can be the difference between success and failure.

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