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.

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Bee Count

Charities are doing exciting things with mobile apps. Kirsty Weakely takes a look at some that are great at engaging t supporters.

Commission investigates Jehovah’s Witnesses following child abuse case

The Charity Commission has opened statutory inquiries into a Jehovah’s Witness congregation that has been accused of letting paedophile question victims, and the religious movement’s UK headquarters.

Philanthropist cuts donations to ex-wife's charity

Chris Hohn, Britain’s biggest philanthropist, has stopped donating annual profits from his hedge fund to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, which is run by his ex-wife.

Stephen Greene, chair, NCS Trust

Charities spend too much time debating the terminology around volunteering and not enough time innovating, the chair of NCS Trust and founder of RockCorps, Stephen Greene has warned.

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

Learning at NSPCC

Kirsty Weakley looks at NSPCC's new talent managment applications, as well as the rest of the month's IT new business wins.

Su Sayer to become chair at the Campaign to Protect Rural England

Su Sayer, the founder and outgoing chief executive of United Response, will join the Campaign to Protect Rural England next month.

Stephen Sutton raises more than £4m for Teenage Cancer Trust

Donations to Stephen Sutton’s fundraising page have passed the £4m mark, ahead of the inspirational teenager’s funeral this afternoon.

Sir Keith O'Nions and Michael Uren OBE (image credit: Thomas Anugs - Imperian College London)

Imperial College London has received its largest donation of £40m from the philanthropist Michael Uren and his foundation.

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