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.
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NSPCC has called on the government to take action against Facebook after the social media company refused to remove video of a baby being immersed in water from its site.
Tesco is inviting charities to sign up to a new mobile app, FareShare FoodCloud, which enables store managers to alert local bodies when they have surplus food to distribute.
The Daily Mail has called for the introduction of a single charity regulator and for new legislation to prevent charities "bullying and harassing the most generous and vulnerable".
Kirsty Weakley looks at how Action for Children, Care International and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation have updgraded their websites, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
A "lack of brave leadership" is holding the sector back from exploiting digital technologies, according to the author of a report published today.
A former assistant manager at Grant Thornton has been jailed for 40 months after embezzling more than £726,000 intended to go to charity.
Some 20 per cent of charities do not accept donations via their own websites, and 38 per cent are not able to receive text donations, according to a report from Barclays.