Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd from May 2011

Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.

She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

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How seven charities marked International Women’s Day 2014

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March 2014 more than 400 events took place around the UK, with this year’s theme being ‘inspiring change’. Kirsty Weakley takes a look at how some charities decided to mark the day.

Film of the week: Bring Me Sunshine by Solar Aid

Solar Aid has teamed up the swing band the Jive Aces on a video for the band’s version of the song that was made famous by Morecambe and Wise, as part of Solar Aid’s Bring Me Sunshine campaign.

Blue as part of the Big Reunion

As always, bids for the title of Christmas number one have come from far and wide in the name of charity. Kirsty Weakley counts down some of the favourites.

Charity Christmas singles 2012: Top of the charity pops

The Justice Collective is just one of many contenders for this year’s Christmas number one with its version of He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother raising money to provide support to families of the Hillsborough disaster. Kirsty Weakley compiles a rundown of the top charity releases this year.

Am I the only person who feels it is slightly dubious that a consultant brought in to the Tory Party to develop a policy, who then becomes a civil servant to help implement that policy then gets a highly paid job to deliver that policy??

» Former Big Society adviser promoted to CEO at NCS Trust

Film of the week: The Feel Bad Four featuring James Corden

For World Sight Day Sightsavers enlisted James Corden to make an appeal film, only they couldn’t seem to decide on a style. Kirsty Weakley takes a peep.

Film of the week: WashingMachineHuman

Fundraising is not always about big teams and long-term strategies, sometimes it’s just wacky individuals with an idea. Kirsty Weakley takes a look at one such video diary.

Film of the week: Christian Aid tax bus

This week Kirsty Weakley shines the spotlight on how Christian Aid has made the most of film in its latest campaign.

Film of the week: It follows me around

This summer NSPCC/ChildLine released a hard-hitting film about children living with physical abuse as part of a campaign to encourage young people to speak out. Kirsty Weakley assesses its impact.

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