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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Ukip newspaper advert as posted by Normantron on Reddit

The Royal British Legion has said that it is working to make sure that its poppy is “never again” used in political campaign material after it appeared on a UK Independence Party candidate’s literature.

ACF and Charity Commission will produce guidance on funding non-charities

The Association of Charitable Foundations and Charity Commission will collaborate on guidance about funding non-charities, after two foundations funded an advocacy group which appeared to condone terrorism.

WWF joins up with Netflix to showcase its projects to a global audience

WWF has announced a partnership with the international streaming service, Netflix, to produce a new natural history programme to tell the stories of some of the world’s rarest animals and remotest natural habitats.

Ukip would scrap charity funding worth hundreds of millions

Ukip would abolish Cabinet Office volunteering programmes and save the government £500m per year by clamping down on 'fake charities', according to its manifesto published today.  

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Ice Bucket Challenge effect brings down average online donation amount

The average online donation fell by 8.6 per cent in 2014 to £63.69, according to a survey by fundraising software company Blackbaud - the first drop in the five years the survey has taken place.

WWF penguin adoptions rose by 250 per cent last Christmas

The number of people adopting a penguin over Christmas through WWF-UK increased by 250 per cent on the previous year following a partnership with John Lewis, including a festive advert featuring a penguin.

Sunday Post attacks increase in Scottish charity executive pay

The Scottish SPCA has been criticised for paying its chief executive £185,000 as part of a newspaper investigation into senior pay at Scottish voluntary organisations. 

How Mercy Ships is steaming into the future with a new website

Kirsty Weakley looks at Mercy Ships' new website and other IT new business highlights in April.

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