A VERY good start to the last week of this month’s appeal: £612.50 sets us up for a rousing finale, although I need to receive about £1,000 a day from now on.
I had a pleasant surprise yesterday morning when the first letter opened was a cheque for £100. Then a reader in North Yorkshire added £25 and another reader who was unable to get the paper on holiday sent us £15 in compensation! Many thanks for that. Which reminds me: our circulation department will place the paper in the handiest location for you while you holiday in Britain and, of course, the paper is always available online if abroad.
Standing orders of £382 have bolstered today’s total as so often, and I will acknowledge donations online over the weekend including gifts from Bristol, Telscombe Cliffs and Liverpool. A splendid effort, all.
Of course I am never satisfied and as the end of the world, sorry, month approaches, I do tend to get quite anxious.
A shortfall in our monthly target inevitably causes problems for our hardworking staff. The increases in the cost of running a small business like the Star caused by austerity are considerable.
Please can I urge you not to forget that raising money for the Morning Star is the difference between being able to read our vibrant contents every day and us going out of business. Keep up the good work.
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