WE HAVE lift-off this week: £1,750.55 arrived today to make a major dent in my moneybox.
Standing orders of £798 cannot fail to impress us at the paper, because they demonstrate an ongoing commitment to ensure that the Morning Star stays in business.
As you‘ll have read on page 5, £420 was raised at the legendary Hebden Bridge Trades Club at the weekend by our barnstorming West Yorkshire Supporters Group.
I send greetings to Bob Cottingham from Muswell Hill and his magnificent family: £100 celebrates his 95th birthday. And £100 has been donated by a long-time supporter — as happens every month from this comrade.
A reader in London has sent in £75, adding to £30 collected at a recent reunion of former comrades from the old Sheet Metalworkers Union, which is now part of Unite.
From Hull comes £50 from our good friend in this City of Culture, who thanks us for the sheer joy our paper gives him. And I can report £50 from Wantage plus gifts of £20, seven tenners and three fivers — these gifts have come from Dundee, Waterlooville, Gloucester, Monmouth and Worcester, so, well done everywhere.
Such a good start does wonders for all of us who are refusing to kneel before the gods of capitalism. Your money will not be used to build gold-plated monstrosities in New York or pay inflated salaries to useless lumps like Michael Gove.
Your support helps the Morning Star to carry the beacon of socialism and a better life for all except the stinking rich. Please carry on and strike a blow for victory this month.
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