I have been lucky enough to be accepted onto a NCTJ (National College for the Training of Journalists) course starting in January. As many of you know, I was given a fantastic opportunity earlier this year when the only socialist daily newspaper the Morning Star started publishing my articles. I would love to do this for a living as I've really found my passion.
As with everything in life, it costs money. I only need a further £300 in order to be able to pay for the course, but as a public sector worker on low pay, this is just beyond my reach.
If you're able to donate anything at all to this crowdfunder, I would be so grateful, and you would be contributing towards getting more left-wing voices out there in the media - something we sorely need in a world dominated by The Sun and The Mail!
Have a great Christmas everyone and see you in 2016!