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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Wilding promoted to director of public policy at NCVO

NCVO has appointed Karl Wilding as director of public policy to succeed Ben Kernighan, who is leaving the organisation in June to become chief executive of the National Union of Students.

Photo credit: Louis Leeson, Save the Children

Morrisons’ partnership with Save the Children has raised £5m since it launched in 2011, making the supermarket the largest funder of the charity’s UK work.

Joy Taylor, director, Ethical Property Foundation, copyright Hugh Warwick

Four in ten charities consider their buildings to be the greatest risk facing their organisation, while in the last three years around half of charities have had trouble getting necessary funding to manage their property, according to a survey published today.

Graham Faulkner has been CEO for

Graham Faulkner has announced he will retire at the end of September after 13 years at the helm of the Epilepsy Society.

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

Cup Trust accounts confirm gift aid withheld

The Cup Trust has advised it did not award the £80,000 it had allocated for charities in 2012 because the Charity Commission’s investigation was taking “longer than envisaged”, and has confirmed that HMRC is withholding gift aid.

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”.

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