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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Rendering of the Francis Crick Institute

Cancer Research UK has raised £34m, one third of its fundraising target towards the new Francis Crick Institute, less than a month after a board of philanthropists was tasked with raising money through their networks.

House of Commons credit nikoretro

The Public Administration Select Committee has recommended that the Charity Commission carry out a “review of lessons learnt” from the Cup Trust scandal, once the Commission has completed its statutory inquiry.

Margaret Hodge MP

The Charity Commission missed “red flags” when the Cup Trust applied for charity status and should never have registered it as a charity, the Public Accounts Committee has concluded.

JustGiving goes global

JustGiving is to open its platform to charities from Ireland, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

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

New Charity Commission website goes live

The Charity Commission launched its new website today, and hopes that the improvements will make it easier to use.

Equinox staff set to strike over proposed pay cuts

Unite members at Equinox Care have voted for two days of strike action over proposed pay cuts of up to £6,000 a year.

Canal and River Trust challenges students to design collection box

The Canal and River Trust has challenged product design students from Central St Martins university in London to create a collection box “fit for the 21st century” for the charity.

Comic Relief appoints BBC Worldwide chief as new chairman

Peter Bennett-Jones has decided to step down as chairman of Comic Relief after 15 years at the helm.

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