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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Hodgson: 'Lobbying bill needs work'

Lord Hodgson yesterday told fellow members of the House of Lords that the charity sector has “reasonable concerns” about the lobbying bill and that “we have a lot of work to do in committee”.

Pete Waterman and other CSV volunteers on branded Boris bikes

Barclays has donated branding space on the front of some of London’s ‘Boris Bikes’ to the volunteering charity CSV to celebrate its Make a Difference – Get Inspired campaign.

Charities benefit from Olympic cycling success

There has been a 17 per cent increase in the amount raised by cycling fundraising events, with people inspired by last year's Olympics, according to a new report.

Shadow Sorp Committee calls for clarification and more consultation

The Shadow Sorp Working Party has identified a number of areas in the draft of the new accounting framework for the charity sector “where an opportunity has been missed”.

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.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Think tank launches rival social enterprise accreditation scheme

A think tank has launched a new social enterprise kitemark to rival the Social Enterprise Mark, arguing that competition is a good thing for the sector.

Plymouth Brethren tops BHF fundraising challenge league table

The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church has collected more than 30 times as many bags of donated goods for the British Heart Foundation's Bag-athon, as the next most prolific collector.

Charity uses 'smart ads' to target potential donors

Freedom from Torture is the first charity to use a ‘smart ad’ to target its latest appeal at people more likely to donate.

Comic Relief offers gift aid software to other charities

Comic Relief will offer its gift aid claim software to other charities for free from next week, after some charities revealed they might miss the deadline to update their systems.

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