Welsh Socialist Party branches determined to hit fighting fund target

Roger Butler, Swansea and West Wales Socialist Party

Socialist Party members in Wales are doing all we can to hit our ‘fighting fund’ target, to fund the important work of the party. Even in the wind and rain, earlier in the summer on a Socialist Party campaign stall in Swansea city centre, people donated £35 to support our campaign to defend the NHS.

The next day our car boot sale raised £250. Our policy of keeping prices low to sell more items certainly bore fruit.

When it was announced that 3,000 jobs could go at Tata Steel in Port Talbot, our Socialist Party branch responded promptly with a leaflet calling for the nationalisation of Tata Steel (see XXX). From our campaign stall in Port Talbot town centre, 50 people bought a copy of the Socialist, and another £40 was donated to our fighting fund.

We are also backing the union campaign to defend jobs and steelmaking.

We have continued our fundraising through selling books at meetings, and selling badges too. The combined efforts have set us on course to pass our £875 target just in Swansea and West Wales.

The Socialist Party in south east Wales set up a Rugby World Cup sweepstake, and inspired us to do the same.

Caerphilly Socialist Party members say the generous support of people in the Valleys meant that almost all of the branch’s fighting fund was raised through campaigning stalls. This was supplemented by contributions at big events and other donations too.

Meanwhile, alongside campaign stalls, Cardiff Socialist Party members have been selling unwanted clothes on the Vinted app. And they also have plans for a cake sale and a pub quiz.

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