Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund
Congratulations to all those comrades who chipped in at the end of last week to make sure we broke through that £2,250 barrier - in other words, we just made our Weekly Worker monthly fighting fund target for July!
You may remember that I told you last week that we still needed £115 - by last Friday in reality (in other words, the day after publication). And we did it! Thanks in particular to Irish comrade AM, who made a fantastic bank transfer worth £82 in sterling; and to comrade BK, who, not for the first time, did his bit with a £50 transfer. There were also end-of-the month standing orders from MD (£25) and DC (£6).
Those four contributions were enough to take our final tally up to £2,273, so we exceeded the target by £23 - not a huge amount, admittedly, but it did go a little way to make up for those shortfalls at the beginning of the year.
So what about August? Can we get there once again? Well, after just three days, as I write, we already have £341 in the kitty! True, the start of the month is renowned for the higher proportion of standing orders than normal and August has been no exception - just about all of the donations were standing orders.
Special thanks goes to comrades AC (for his excellent £60) and EW (£50), while TG contributed his usual £25. Then BK - the same comrade whose £50 helped ensure we reached our July target at the last moment - paid his usual £20 just a couple of days later! Others who chipped in with that same amount were PG and ML, while a further 15 comrades donated sums of under £20.
Now let’s see if we can really smash through that £2,250 barrier in August! But just a word of warning: as usual there’ll be two weeks this month when there’ll be no Weekly Worker - on August 18 and August 25. In other words, next week will see the last issue until September, as we’ll be having our usual two-week summer break.
But let’s hope we’ll end the month with a bang in any case!