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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As always, bids for the title of Christmas number one have come from far and wide in the name of charity. Kirsty Weakley counts down some of the favourites.
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!
A glitch in NSPCC’s Letter from Santa website has resulted in incorrect personalisation of letters and delays in sending them out.
The chief executive of the Charity Commission was unable to tell MPs how much money the regulator needs to carry out its statutory duties, despite warning its current budget was not enough.
The Charity Commission’s budget for the next two years has been trimmed again following the Chancellor’s autumn statement with the regulator’s annual budget now set at £20.2m by 2015/16.
The Charity Commission has ordered Mayfair Charities Ltd to appoint an independent trustee to avoid future conflicts of interest as it concludes its statutory inquiry into the charity.