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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The Charities Aid Foundation distributed £478m to charities on behalf of donors, an increase of £35m on the year before, according to its annual report for the year ending April 2015.
Diabetes UK believes it is the first charity to offer its membership content by text message in return for a monthly £3 donation.
Income from the 25 biggest fundraising mass participation events grew by more than £21m in 2014, although the ice bucket challenge and no makeup selfie campaign accounted for the vast majority of the growth.
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!
Disability charity Scope has announced a £1m partnership with broadband provider Virgin Media to use digital technology in new ways.
The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into a sports charity where a father passed on the £210,000-a-year chief executive job to his son.
Kids Company has admitted that it has so far failed to find £1.5m funding for a promised task force or make progress towards its own targets for its 'See the Child. Change the System' campaign.
The Royal British Legion has said it will free up £66m in funds raised from the sale of property over the next three years, to allow it to be spent as unrestricted money, according to its accounts for the year to December 2014.