Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media 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

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Top of the charity pops 2014

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the tenth day Kirsty Weakley takes a look at some of the charity singles competing for the number one spot this year.

Is Band Aid good for the charity sector?

Kirsty Weakley wonders if it is time for Band Aid to hang up their microphones or if there is still a place in the fundraising landscape for a 30-year-old charity song?

Why I didn’t accept an ice bucket challenge

With one survey out last week indicating that more than half of the people taking part in the #icebucketchallenge did not go on to donate, Kirsty Weakley asks whether it's time for charities to cool their enthusiasm for the craze.

Film of the week: Real Birth TV ad... What Happened Next? By Save the Children

Save the Children UK has followed up its controversial First Day advert by visiting  the mother and baby who featured one year on.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

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.

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