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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Action for Children CEO leaves to rejoin housing sector

Dame Clare Tickell is to leave Action for Children later this year to join Hanover Housing in the same role.

Mobile microdonation platform launches

A new donation service has launched which allows people to donate small amounts to charity from their mobile phone plan.

Anthony Nolan doubles its number of regular givers

Anthony Nolan has doubled the number of regular givers over an 18 month period, its latest set of accounts reveal

Cup Trust granted Tribunal hearing against Charity Commission

The Charity Tribunal will allow the Cup Trust to bring an appeal against the Charity Commission's investigation into the Trust, which has been accused of being set up as a tax avoidance scam. 

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

J. K Rowling

J.K. Rowling will donate the predicted substantial royalties from her latest novel, the Cuckoo’s Calling, to ABF the Soldier’s Charity.

War Child’s income up by over a third

War Child grew its income by more than £1.3m in 2012, boosted by the launch of its first public appeal.

CRUK to launch mobile game to help scientists find cure for cancer

Cancer Research UK will launch a free mobile game this autumn that will speed up the analysis of gene data, by getting the public to help as they play.

Brian Carr, chief executive of BVSC, and Mohammed Al-Rahim, chair of the new Community Support Network

A group of 40 civil society organisations are hoping to raise £40,000 from local businesses and individuals to provide an emergency aid grant fund for people in Birmingham.

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