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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 Labour to consult on voluntary sector priorities next week

The Labour Party will launch a consultation on the future of the charity sector next week, shadow charities minister Lisa Nandy said yesterday.

Save the Children birthing advert cleared by ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority has cleared a Save the Children television advert featuring a real birth, which received more than 600 complaints.

Scout's membership grows by one fifth in 10 years

The Scout Association's annual census shows it has increased its members by 22 per cent to 550,000 in the last ten years.

Snowdon hydro weir (credit: National Trust/John Miller)

Kirsty Weakley looks at the National Trust's new CRM system, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins. 

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

Play England director volunteers for redundancy

Catherine Prisk, director of Play England, put herself forward for redundancy after the charity, which until last year was part of the National Children’s Bureau, failed to secure more grant funding.

How three charities hijacked #tubestrike

As much of the London Underground network ground to a halt yesterday, Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and Leonard Cheshire Disability hijacked the Twitter hashtag to put commuters’ frustrations into perspective. Kirsty Weakley takes a look.

Max Clifford (image credit: Howard Lake)

Shooting Star Chase and the Woking and Sam Beare Hospices have said that Max Clifford will no longer be acting as a patron for them after a jury found him guilty of eight charges of indecent assault.

Snowdon hydro weir (credit: National Trust/John Miller)

The National Trust has launched a renewable energy trading company to sell electricity generated on its land back to its supplier, as part of the charity's plan to save £4m per year on its energy costs.

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