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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The Northern Rock Foundation will close after it failed to reach a funding agreement with Virgin Money, the new owner of the Northern Rock bank.
The Trussell Trust’s Easter Appeal raised more than £50,000 in two days after a backlash on social media to a Mail on Sunday article criticising the charity.
Five musicians have lost their court bid to be to be reinstated at the National Theatre after they were replaced with a recorded soundtrack, but have been told by the judge that they have a “strong” case for breach of contract.
The Bath Recreation Ground Trust has decided to apply for leave to appeal last month’s Charity Tribunal decision, which ordered it to replace its board with independent trustees, saying it is “financially unhelpful”.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
Maria Miller, the MP who stepped down yesterday as Culture Secretary, has announced that she will donate her £17,000 severance pay to the charity Speakeasy Advocacy, which is based in her Basingstoke constituency.
Charities are focusing too much on using digital tools for fundraising instead of how technology can be used to improve services for stakeholders, a digital expert has warned.
Amnesty International has warned that alleged mass surveillance by the American intelligence agency NSA could have placed its staff in danger.
Only a charity would ask its chief executive to sleep out on the streets for a night, in his first week on the job. But Sir Tony Hawkhead professed to be “more excited than when I started” when he spoke to Kirsty Weakley at the end of his first week at Action for Children.