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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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.

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.

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

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.

Finsbury Park Mosque (image credit: Lemur12)

It has emerged that other Muslim organisations, including the Finsbury Park Mosque, as well as individuals have been informed that their bank accounts will be closed by HSBC.

Man admits stealing £300,000 from collections for Help for Heroes

A man has admitted pocketing £300,000 donated by members of the public who believed it would go to Help for Heroes.

David McCullough, chief executive, RVS

Royal Voluntary Service is planning to make up to 144 redundancies in both its operations and support services teams as part of a restructure.

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