Even accidental donations are welcome, but a few more done on purpose would be nice comments Robbie Rix
What are comrades hiding down the back of their sofas?
not often that I can report two contributions to the fighting fund
donated by mistake!
number one happened when comrade EW, genuinely impressed by the
article from Mark Fisher (‘Not failing better, but fighting to
win’, November 1), sent us a £50 cheque asking for several copies
of his book, Capitalist realism. Unfortunately he had confused
the author with CPGB national organiser Mark Fischer (spot the extra
C in the spelling?) and we couldn’t oblige. But never mind - when
the CPGB’s MF gave him the bad news, EW told us to hand the money
to the Weekly Worker instead!
number two involved a smaller amount. Comrade JB accidentally
subscribed to the paper twice via PayPal, so we got two £5 monthly
payments instead of one. Well, he’s now cancelled one of his subs,
but he’s told us to keep the extra fiver. Thanks to both!
of PayPal, since we set up the dedicated Weekly Worker account
a couple of months back we have had a good number of subs come in
that way. I know I’m always complaining that only a tiny proportion
of our online readers (there were 11,527 of them last week) use
PayPal to donate to the fund, but I’m pleased it’s becoming such
a popular way of subscribing (let’s not mention the cut that PayPal
themselves take from each transaction though).
also received a handy £50 cheque from TG, plus standing order
donations totalling £107. But the overall amount this week was a bit
on the low side, at £212, taking our November total to £639. But we
need £1,500 and half the month has gone already. A bit of
acceleration is in order, I think!