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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

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Public won't cut charities slack on data protection issues, warns ICO

People who report data protection issues to the Information Commissioner's Office do not make a distinction between commercial organisations and charities, warns David Evans, group manager at the ICO.

DataKind launches UK chapter

A US charity that connects other charities with data scientists who want to volunteer, has launched a UK branch.

Sir Peter Lampl, chairman, Sutton Trust

The Sutton Trust has appointed US-style development board, whose members have each donated at least £30,000.

Jeremy Farrar, incoming director, Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust has appointed Professor Jeremy Farrar as its new director after Sir Mark Walport stepped down at the end of March to become the government’s chief scientific adviser.

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

JustGiving mobile traffic overtakes desktop on marathon day

Mobile traffic to JustGiving’s website overtook traffic from desktop devices for the first time during the London Marathon, with donations from mobile devices topping £300,000 on the day.

Jo Curry, chief executive at Vonne

Voluntary Organisations Network North East has warned that public service contracts have failed to plug the gap left by cuts to grant funding with charities trying to do more with less, as it publishes the latest survey of members.

Joe Irvin, chief executive, Navca

Navca has said that additionality is a fundamental principle of the way the National Lottery operates, and that any rethink should include consultation with small charities and the public.

Duchess of Cambridge photo credit: Carfax2

St James’s Palace today announced that the Duchess of Cambridge will become a patron of the Place2Be, SportsAid and the Natural History Museum.

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