Fashion For Relief, a charity started by Naomi Campbell has hosted glittery catwalk shows all over the world.
But now the Charity Commission is investigating it for failing to file its accounts on time ‘and wider governance matters’, I can reveal.
It comes five months after this newspaper reported earlier figures that showed it spent £1.6 million on an epic gala in Cannes in 2018, yet gave only £5,500 to good causes over 15 months.
At the time, Fashion For Relief argued this wasn’t a true reflection, as often supporters make donations directly to the causes.
It said last night: ‘Accounts were delayed due to Covid and the auditors. We are liaising with the Charity Commission and are confident of resolving this soon.’
Naomi Campbell walks the runway at Fashion for Relief Cannes 2018 during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu in France
Adut Akech (pictured left to right), Campbell, Damson, and Stella Maxwell, at the conclusion of Fashion For Relief’s London 2019 catwalk show.
BBC’s new series explores the power struggle between Tony Blair (left) and Gordon Brown (right), during their time in government.
It seems that old habits can be hard to break. The former Chancellor took offense to the fact that the documentary was going to be called New Labour. It was then changed to Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution.
I’m told Brown felt that otherwise the whole programme would feel like the ‘Tony Show’ – and we all know how much he hates it when Blair gets too much credit! The BBC confirmed that it had changed the ‘working title’.
Nigella Lawson will no doubt regale fans on her forthcoming one-woman-show UK tour with saucy confessions about her guilt-ridden ‘double-nightly’ visits downstairs to her fridge.
But will she tell how, as a young girl, she was haunted by the spectre of a ‘fat, bespectacled girl unhappily eating her doughnut, desperately trying to melt into obscurity’?
These were the opening lines for a piece Nigella’s creative writing that she submitted to the magazine at her Northamptonshire school, Overstone School, in 1976. The story has just been revealed.
Nigella Lawson will no doubt regale fans on her forthcoming one-woman-show UK tour with saucy confessions about her guilt-ridden ‘double-nightly’ visits downstairs to her fridge
Other lines from the then 16-year-old included phrases such as ‘a band of fat-legged girls in mini-skirts… their hips undulating like a soporific pendulum’ and ‘the smell of steak and cigarettes’.
The Domestic Goddess was a smoker as a teenager and used cocaine. But audiences for her show, An Evening With Nigella Lawson, might prefer it if she entertains them with her love of another type of coke –- her much-ridiculed recipe for ham in Coca-Cola.
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