Mike's Fighting Fund

by Mike Stuchbery in Luton, England, United Kingdom

Mike's Fighting Fund
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Unfortunately this project was not successful.

Following significant challenges in recent months, I am seeking to raise money to pay my rent.

by Mike Stuchbery in Luton, England, United Kingdom


If you're here, you probably know that I've had a tough few months - late night visits from 'Tommy Robinson', Far Right harassment campaigns, being forced to leave my job and dealing with some significant mental health challenges.

Despite working hard throughout May and June, I'm still facing a shortfall when it comes to July rent. This is a situation I loathe being in, and I loathe asking for help.

That said, if you enjoy my content - my Twitter threads, my history pieces, my writing for various publications - please consider kicking in a buck or two.

Thank you for your support and friendship so far, and thank you for sticking around at a time when I've not been at my best.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why don't you, I don't know, get a job?

Believe me, I'm trying. I'm looking for work in the fields I'm used to - copywriting, editing, researching, blogging. Got a good lead? Let me know!

I'm also doing a lot of commissioned work, in addition to my work as Contributing Editor at Byline Times, and regular pieces for The Local network of blogs. I pitch daily to a wide variety of publications.

That said, anyone who has freelanced knows that payment can be irregular, due to any number of factors. Sometimes, work dries up too.

To address this, I'm working on my Patreon, producing content, but uptake takes time.

I'm also in the process of resolving a number of health issues, so there are some times I'm out of action. Sorry.

Q: Have you no shame?

A: Yes, I do. A great deal of shame. Vast oceans of shame. It's no way to live, crowdfunding like this. However, I do need to make rent and keep or heads above water, financially.

Q: How do I know you won't spend the money on, I dunno, fancy donuts?

A: I don't really have a sweet tooth.

Fat jokes aside, I don't drink, smoke or do drugs. I'm incredibly boring. I just want to pay my rent and not make a bad situation worse.

I'll post the receipts.

Q: Why don't you sell your possessions, or cut back on expenses?

A: Way ahead of you. Put it this way, I don't leave the house much.

Q: Why don't you sue 'Tommy'?

A: I am, but justice moves slowly.

Q: Don't you have two houses or something?

A: I bought a tiny flat in Germany years ago. We rent here. It would take up to a year to sell it, due to German law. It would also cost a small fortune to sell. Thankfully, it just about pays for itself.

Q: What if I think there's much better causes?

A: That's terrific, I encourage you to donate to them!

Q: What if I just want to troll you relentlessly?

A: That's what Twitter is for.

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