Donations from Sunday’s Right to Work demonstration in Birmingham helped to push the Socialist Worker financial appeal up to £81,869 so far.
The details of some of the donors give a glimpse of the breadth of support that Socialist Worker has.
They include a Manchester Unite union rep, a Sheffield Napo union rep and two Edinburgh bin workers who gave us £10 each.
The money is still coming in fast and we send a big thank you to everyone who has donated.
We hope to reach the £100,000 mark in the next fortnight. So if you haven’t been able to donate yet, can you do so this month?
As the scale of the Tory cuts becomes clear and anger continues to grow, we want to make a turn to collecting money from workplaces.
Donations from workers—no matter how much—are an important part of how a paper like Socialist Worker finances itself.
We want as much of our funding as possible to come from those at the sharp end of the fights against austerity and racism.
And any workplace where a collection for Socialist Worker has taken place will have a stronger political network of activists, better placed to fight the cuts. Marianne, a civil servant in Cardiff, collected £25 for the appeal from four colleagues last week. Later, a leading figure in the PCS union in Wales gave her a cheque for £100.
Workplace collection week
We are asking all Socialist Worker supporters to collect money for our financial appeal at their workplace next week, from Monday 11 October.
Every reader will know someone who is pleased to have a workmate or friend who sells Socialist Worker, and who speaks out and organises against the Tory cuts and the far-right.
They will be happy to make a donation to the paper.
Please let us know how much you collect by Friday 15 October so that we can print the results.
Go to www.swappeal.org.uk
Phone 020 7819 1190