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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Guide Dogs consults with staff on fundraising redundancies

Guide Dogs is planning to downsize its major donor fundraising team, less than a year after expanding the department.

Save the Children tops 2013 social networking league table

Save the Children has claimed the top spot in this year’s Social Charity 100, with Unicef UK slipping from first to 11th place.

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.

Olympic Park

Greenwich Leisure Ltd is aiming to raise £5m through a bond issue to help open up two London 2012 Olympic venues to the public.

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

Commission 'stepping up work to tackle terrorist abuse of charities'

The Charity Commission is increasing its focus on terrorist abuses within charities, said its chair William Shawcross yesterday.

Sam Younger, chief executive, Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has called for a “general power of disqualification” of trustees, as it admits that in the past it has been “too reticent” in using its regulatory powers.

Microsoft changes policy so religious charities can access its products

Microsoft has changed its eligibility requirements to include faith-based organisations, as it launches its cloud-based suite of software products for charities worldwide.

OSCR tells Keep Scotland Beautiful to review recruitment process

OSCR has advised Keep Scotland Beautiful to review its recruitment processes, but said that the charity did not break the law by hiring the chief executive’s wife.

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