Our workplace collection week has proved a success, with a wide range of Socialist Worker readers raising money for the appeal.
The collections show what is possible. As the cuts hit, we hope there will be more collections for the paper that wants to stop the Tories.
Collections last week include: £260 from workers at Fujitsu in Manchester, £63 London Fire Brigade staff, £45 Joseph Chamberlain college in Birmingham, £52 Unite members at Whiteinch and Scotstoun housing office in Glasgow, £27 NUJ chapel at the Rotherham Advertiser, £26 Islington Sixth Form Centre, £20 Bristol hospital, £125 Cardiff civil servants, £50 Cardiff disability rights campaign, £45 (from over 40 workers!) Cricklewood bus garage in North West London, £30.50 staff at Manchester Met University, £20 City of Bristol college, £73 collected by a lecturer at City and Islington college, £35 George Mitchell school in Waltham Forest, £18 Leeds council workers, £8.50 Ealing library staff (West London), £10 Oxford mail centre, £15 Scottish Power workers in Edinburgh, £60 Stevenson College in Edinburgh, £20 collected by a teacher in Leeds, £90 Health and Safety Executive workers in London, £20 Central Foundation school in East London, £10 Glasgow social workers, £34 Manchester council, £24 Atlantic Quay call centre in Glasgow. A Birmingham teacher has already raised over £200 in sponsorship to run a half-marathon.
Glasgow SWP also collected outside workplaces where they sell Socialist Worker and raised £16 at Northgate Civil Service, £6 at the City council chambers and £48 at an HMRC office.
If this has inspired you to do a collection you can download a sheet at www.swappeal.org.uk