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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The Disasters Emergency Committee announced this morning that it will launch an appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.
The Charity Commission has identified 1,348 large charities which have current debts greater than funds available to cover them, with 10 per cent of those it analysed found to be in 'significant financial difficulty', according to its latest accounts monitoring review.
World Animal Protection paid one employee £231,732 last year in “exceptional payment of salary and statutory redundancy costs”, after deciding to close its Colombia office, according to its latest accounts.
The Charity Commission is looking into the Tony Blair Faith Foundation after a former employee accused the charity of putting the former prime minister’s interests before its charitable objectives.
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!
Unicef UK has raised £5m through its partnership with the Commonwealth Games Federation.
Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, is to leave after seven years as chief executive to head up the British Council.
The Welsh voluntary sector contributed £3.8bn to Wales’ economy last year, which is 8 per cent of the country's gross domestic product, according to WCVA’s annual statistical resource.