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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CRUK to launch mobile game to help scientists find cure for cancer

Cancer Research UK will launch a free mobile game this autumn that will speed up the analysis of gene data, by getting the public to help as they play.

Brian Carr, chief executive of BVSC, and Mohammed Al-Rahim, chair of the new Community Support Network

A group of 40 civil society organisations are hoping to raise £40,000 from local businesses and individuals to provide an emergency aid grant fund for people in Birmingham.

Google for Nonprofits is now available to charities in England and Wales

Google has launched its full range of support for charities in England and Wales, more than two years after launching in the US and promising to bring the package to the UK.

CAF Bank to diversify services for charities

CAF Bank’s operating profit, and thus its donation to its parent, the Charities Aid Foundation, fell by £1.3m last year, as it reveals plans to further diversify its range of services so that it is “less reliant on wholesale interest income” from its deposits.

Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

Ben Hughes, chief executive of CDFA

A Community Development Finance Association scheme to increase access to finance for social enterprises received £12m in new funding yesterday.

Masterpiece Ball Hugh Grant Heather Kerzner

London’s annual art fair has raised £840,000 for this year’s beneficiary Marie Curie Cancer Care, exceeding its target by £300,000.

Offender Rehabilitation Bill passes to Commons

The Offender Rehabilitation Bill has moved to the House of Commons following its third reading in the House of Lords yesterday, where the minister of state for justice dismissed calls for the government to re-examine reforms to the probation service.

NSPCC launches sexual abuse awareness campaign

NSPCC has today launched a campaign that encourages adults to talk to their children about ‘the underwear rule’ to protect children from sexual abuse.

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