UPDATE: We are very excited to report that the appeal reached its target of £75,000 in just eight days!

Morning Star Appeal

Readers and supporters of the Star launched a massive internet campaign today in response to an urgent appeal for £75,000 by Christmas. An overwhelming £15,541 was received in the first day, but there is still a long way to go.

Assistant editor Richard Bagley said: "The response has been absolutely staggering in such a short space of time.

"Everyone here has been buoyed by the tremendous support that has been shown for the only left daily in the country."

But he warned: "We've got a long way to go yet."

He urged readers and supporters to keep up the momentum in every possible arena to raise funds.