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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DEC launches Gaza appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee announced this morning that it will launch an appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

10 per cent of charities with net liabilities in 'significant financial difficulty', finds Charity Commission

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 out more than £230,000 in salary and redundancy costs to one employee

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.

Charity Commission assesses allegations against Tony Blair Faith Foundation

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!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games raises £5m for Unicef

Unicef UK has raised £5m through its partnership with the Commonwealth Games Federation.

RNLI to accept digital currency donations

RNLI has become the first major UK charity to accept donations in the digital currency, Bitcoin, in a bid to attract new supporters.

Macmillan's chief executive to join British Council

Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, is to leave after seven years as chief executive to head up the British Council.

WCVA values voluntary sector contribution at £3.8bn

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.

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