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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Charity tax-avoidance scheme did not break any charity laws

A charity at the centre of a multi-million pound tax-avoidance scheme had been investigated by the Charity Commission, but was allowed to continue operating because it had not broken any charity laws.

Macmillan launches Go Sober for October fundraising challenge

Macmillan Cancer Care has partnered with the Australian fundraising campaign, Dry July, to launch Go Sober for October in the UK.

Oxfam International to relocate HQ abroad

Oxfam’s international secretariat has made the decision in principle to move its headquarters from Oxford to either Bangkok or Nairobi as part of a wider objective to devolve power from the northern to the southern hemisphere.

HSBC to close bank account of Muslim charity working in Gaza

HSBC has informed the Ummah Welfare Trust that it will close its bank accounts because the charity “now falls outside our risk appetite”.

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

Breast cancer charities slam 'divisive' Pancreatic Cancer Action campaign

Breast cancer charities have hit out at Pancreatic Cancer Action’s advertising campaign for using the slogan ‘I wish I had breast cancer’.

CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

Cancer Research UK’s three new crowdfunding campaigns did not manage to raise even 10 per cent of the money the projects needed.

How three charities hijacked #tubestrike

As much of the London Underground network ground to a halt yesterday, Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and Leonard Cheshire Disability hijacked the Twitter hashtag to put commuters’ frustrations into perspective. Kirsty Weakley takes a look.

Daily Mail investigation accuses fundraising agency GoGen of targeting dementia sufferers

The Daily Mail has claimed that fundraisers targeted individuals with dementia and used a loophole to try to dodge Telephone Preference Service rules after an investigation into agency GoGen.

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