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.

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Banksy artwork raises £400,000 and secures future for youth charity

A Banksy mural has been sold to a private collector for £403,000, raising enough to secure the future of struggling Bristol charity, the Broad Plain Boys’ Club.

Royal Institution rules out selling Mayfair HQ after reducing its debt

The Royal Institution, the science communication charity, has said it will not have to sell its London headquarters after embarking on a cost-saving and fundraising drive.

Leonard Cheshire's income down by £5m

Leonard Cheshire Disability saw its income drop by just over £5m last year to £154.5m, ending a five-year upward trend, according to its recently published annual accounts.

Charity sector workforce reaches 900,000 milestone

The number of people working in charities went up by 25,000 in accounts and annual returns filed in the year to June 2014 with the Charity Commission.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

Awema's former chief executive denies £15,000 fraud charges

The former chief executive of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association denied defrauding the charity of more than  £15,000 on the first day of his trial.

SSAFA claims Ministry of Defence must pay off its £29m pension deficit

Armed forces charity SSAFA faced a £29.2m pension deficit at the end of 2013, equal to half a year’s income, according to its annual report and accounts - but the charity claims the Ministry of Defence is liable for the shortfall.

Biggest-ever legacy helps Cats Protection income to rise by almost a fifth

Cats Protection received its biggest-ever legacy of £2.2m last year, contributing to a £7m rise in its total income, according to its recently published accounts.

DEC launches Gaza appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee announced this morning that it will launch an appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

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