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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Hackathon will create data game to engage public in cancer research

Facebook, Google and Amazon will come together with Cancer Research UK and the Citizen Science Alliance this weekend at an event where 40 'hackers' will develop a smartphone game that aims to help the public find a cure for cancer.

Big Issue Invest and Nominet Trust partner to fund 'tech for good'

Big Issue Invest and the Nominet Trust have partnered with five corporates to launch a competition giving start-up technology initiatives supporting unemployed young people the chance to win a share of £500,000.

William Shawcross, chairman, Charity Commission

Charity Commisison chairman William Shawcross will appear before the Public Accounts Committee next week to discuss tax avoidance.

Animal charity uses shock tactics to raise awareness of overpopulation

The Mayhew Animal Centre has launched a set of campaign postcards in the style of sex cards to shock the public into neutering their pets, after previous attempts failed to make an impact.

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

VisionFund endorses microfinance kitemark

World Vision UK’s microfinance arm, Visionfund International, has endorsed an international campaign to get more microfinance institutions to demonstrate their commitment to client protection.

Bradley Wiggins at London 2012 photo credit jans canon

Following the GB cycling team's success at the Olympics, the number of cycling fundraising events more than doubled last year.

Cartoon superheroes to raise awareness of latest polio campaign

The Global Poverty Project has launched a new campaign, calling on people to create their own superhero to put pressure on the government to continue funding for polio vaccinations.

Medical charities given free access to impact measurement tool

The Medical Research Council has given the Association of Medical Research Charities £1m to allow members with a research spend below £25m free access to a new impact measurement tool.

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