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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Anthony Nolan doubles its number of regular givers

Anthony Nolan has doubled the number of regular givers over an 18 month period, its latest set of accounts reveal

Cup Trust granted Tribunal hearing against Charity Commission

The Charity Tribunal will allow the Cup Trust to bring an appeal against the Charity Commission's investigation into the Trust, which has been accused of being set up as a tax avoidance scam. 

J. K Rowling

J.K. Rowling will donate the predicted substantial royalties from her latest novel, the Cuckoo’s Calling, to ABF the Soldier’s Charity.

War Child’s income up by over a third

War Child grew its income by more than £1.3m in 2012, boosted by the launch of its first public appeal.

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

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.

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