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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Charity develops alert bracelet for human rights workers

An international human rights charity has developed a personal alarm bracelet using GPS technology and is now aiming to raise £400,000 to distribute it to aid workers.

Gordon Coe

Five people were yesterday jailed for pocketing £26,000 that they had collected for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Joe Saxton, driver of ideas at nfpsynergy

Organisations have “missed the opportunity” of the Olympics to inspire young people to volunteer, claims Joe Saxton as he said that “more than six months after the Games they still don’t seem to have been presented with opportunities”.

Charity releases online gift aid claim extension for fellow CiviCRM users

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research has developed a free extension for the open source CRM software it uses, to enable other charities to claim gift aid online.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

Stanbridge Earls school main house

The Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a school which failed to protect a disabled girl from sexual abuse, and has been threatened with closure by the Department for Education.

Thomas Richards

A Help for Heroes fundraiser, with a string of previous convictions, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after being caught keeping £2,000 of collections for himself.

Ant and Dec charity single reaches number 1

Nineteen years after it was originally released, Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble got to number one in the UK singles chart, with Ant and Dec set to donate their royalty fee to NSPCC’s ChildLine.

Film of the week: The Tie

As most children are looking forward to scoffing chocolate over the bank holiday weekend, the Private Equity Foundation’s film highlighting the difference the right intervention can make for children living in poverty, is a stark reminder that not all children are so fortunate.

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