Fighting fund: Hefty support
Robbie Rix is pleased to see comrades starting the first fighting fund of the year with a bang
We rely on your support, comrades
the end of December and the beginning of January have seen
substantial donations to the Weekly Worker.
may recall that in my final column of 2012 I bemoaned the fact that
by December 20 we had only £803 towards the £1,500 we need each
month. But several comrades answered my appeal, with the result that,
despite the holidays, no less than £678 came in, leaving us just a
few pounds below target at £1,481.
those deserving special mention are comrade TG for his £200 cheque
and comrade AN for his £20 PayPal donation. AN said he was “very
moved” by John Bridge’s obituary for comrade James May (‘Rebel
with the megaphone voice’, December 14). Others who donated via
PayPal were DT, SW and RP, while standing orders came in to the tune
of £427 and RS added a fiver to his subscription cheque.
PayPal donors were among the thousands who read us online since the
last issue three weeks ago. Our website has actually recorded more
visits over the last seven days than in the week following the
pre-Christmas edition - 16,347, as opposed to 12,156 (in between,
over the holidays themselves, there were 8,093 web readers). So what
caused the sudden rise last week despite the absence of a new Weekly
Worker? Could it be something to do with our online coverage of
the rebellion in the Socialist Workers Party before and during its
comrades are continuing to show their appreciation this month. We
received two hefty £50 donations via PayPal (thank you, comrades EJ
and EW), plus a £60 cheque from GT. And standing orders came to £367
altogether. Which leaves our January fighting fund total standing at
£577 after 10 days - ahead of the asking rate.
forget, we need the full £1,500 just to meet our running costs. So
let’s make sure we make up for last month’s shortfall and start
2013 as we mean to continue.