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Naomi Campbell’s fashion charity spent £1.6million on lavish parties while only donating £205,000 directly to worthy causes, figures show.

The 51-year-old supermodel’s charity Fashion for Relief laid on a luxury bash held at the British Museum in London, which attracted James Bond A-listers like Pierce Brosnan and Naomi Harris, and planned another in Doha.

Guests at the London event were treated to Casamigos tequila cocktails and ‘gallons of champagne’ at the gala, held to raise money for underprivileged kids while the overseas event never took place.

New accounts for FFR, which is currently under investigation by the Charities Commission, show the organisation only donated a fraction of the cost of the bash to charity in the same year. 

The British Museum extravaganza took place in September 2019, but its outlay only became public courtesy of the recent publication of Fashion for Relief’s delayed accounts, which also showed Naomi’s right hand woman Bianka Hellmich was paid £100,000 for her services.

The figures have infuriated some who made donations for good causes – including artist Pierre Musa.

New accounts for Fashion for Relief, which is currently under investigation by the Charities Commission, show the organisation only donated a fraction of the cost of the bash to charity in the same year. (Pictured: Naomi Campbell attends launch of Fashion for Relief pop-up shop in Westfield, London, in 2019)

New accounts for Fashion for Relief, which is currently under investigation by the Charities Commission, show the organisation only donated a fraction of the cost of the bash to charity in the same year. (Pictured: Naomi Campbell attends launch of Fashion for Relief pop-up shop in Westfield, London, in 2019) 

Naomi Campbell and Pierce Brosnan attend the Fashion For Relief London 2019 after party at The British Museum on September 14, 2019 - where guests were treated to Casamigos tequila cocktails and 'gallons of champagne' Naomi Campbell and Pierce Brosnan attend the Fashion For Relief London 2019 after party at The British Museum on September 14, 2019 - where guests were treated to Casamigos tequila cocktails and 'gallons of champagne'

Naomi Campbell and Pierce Brosnan attend the Fashion For Relief London 2019 after party at The British Museum on September 14, 2019 – where guests were treated to Casamigos tequila cocktails and ‘gallons of champagne’

A source close to Naomi (pictured at Fashion for Relief dinner at the British Museum in 2019) hit back at criticism, claiming the £1.6million expenses were not just solely incurred at the British Museum party but also incurred planning several other events which eventually had to be cancelled due to Covid, including a big event in Doha now rescheduled for later this year A source close to Naomi (pictured at Fashion for Relief dinner at the British Museum in 2019) hit back at criticism, claiming the £1.6million expenses were not just solely incurred at the British Museum party but also incurred planning several other events which eventually had to be cancelled due to Covid, including a big event in Doha now rescheduled for later this year

A source close to Naomi (pictured at Fashion for Relief dinner at the British Museum in 2019) hit back at criticism, claiming the £1.6million expenses were not just solely incurred at the British Museum party but also incurred planning several other events which eventually had to be cancelled due to Covid, including a big event in Doha now rescheduled for later this year

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He told MailOnline: ‘The reality is that the FFR donations are a fraction of the money raised. 

‘Instead the money has gone on extravagant events and ‘other expenses’.

‘FFR gathers the richest, most influential personalities in the world to raise funds. 

‘I have seen the donor lists and we are talking private wealth in the dozens of billions. 

‘It is difficult to see any philanthropic ambition in these numbers.’

Musa added: ‘I have now cut all ties with Naomi’s charity and I have contacted the Charities Commission to offer to help them with their investigation.’

However, a source close to Naomi hit back at such criticism, claiming the £1.6million expenses were not just solely incurred at the British Museum party but also incurred planning several other events which eventually had to be cancelled due to Covid, including a big event in Doha now rescheduled for later this year.

The source said: ‘Naomi’s charity has been backed by some big sponsors who helped put on the event and make it as grand as possible.

‘That’s how these huge events work, none of it has come from public money.

‘Without the input from sponsors, the worthy causes wouldn’t have received any money at all.

The British Museum extravaganza (Ms Campbell pictured, arriving to the event) took place in September 2019, but its outlay only became public courtesy of the recent publication of Fashion for Relief's delayed accounts, which also showed Naomi's right hand woman Bianka Hellmich was paid £100,000 for her services The British Museum extravaganza (Ms Campbell pictured, arriving to the event) took place in September 2019, but its outlay only became public courtesy of the recent publication of Fashion for Relief's delayed accounts, which also showed Naomi's right hand woman Bianka Hellmich was paid £100,000 for her services

The British Museum extravaganza (Ms Campbell pictured, arriving to the event) took place in September 2019, but its outlay only became public courtesy of the recent publication of Fashion for Relief’s delayed accounts, which also showed Naomi’s right hand woman Bianka Hellmich was paid £100,000 for her services

Naomi said in May last year her charity was a platform that enables donors to pay direct to good causes after questions were first raised about how much it donated (Pictured: British Museum) Naomi said in May last year her charity was a platform that enables donors to pay direct to good causes after questions were first raised about how much it donated (Pictured: British Museum)

Naomi said in May last year her charity was a platform that enables donors to pay direct to good causes after questions were first raised about how much it donated (Pictured: British Museum) 

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‘But the money on the accounts was due to pay for a number of parties, not just the British Museum gala.’

Naomi said in May last year her charity was a platform that enables donors to pay direct to good causes after questions were first raised about how much it gave to good causes.

In November the Charity Commission launched an ongoing statutory inquiry into FFR, which is focused on financial management, governance, late filing of accounts and payments to trustees.

This came just two months after Naomi, who is worth a reported £45m, was appointed global ambassador for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Although Naomi started FFR in 2005 it only registered as a UK charity in 2015.

In November the Charity Commission launched an ongoing statutory inquiry into FFR, which is focused on financial management, governance, late filing of accounts and payments to trustees. (Pictured: Naomi at the Fashion for Relief event at the British Museum in 2019) In November the Charity Commission launched an ongoing statutory inquiry into FFR, which is focused on financial management, governance, late filing of accounts and payments to trustees. (Pictured: Naomi at the Fashion for Relief event at the British Museum in 2019)

In November the Charity Commission launched an ongoing statutory inquiry into FFR, which is focused on financial management, governance, late filing of accounts and payments to trustees. (Pictured: Naomi at the Fashion for Relief event at the British Museum in 2019)

It has gained a global profile thanks to Campbell’s profile and a succession of extravagant charity functions held in exotic locations and drenched with super models and A-List stars.

In May 2018, its Cannes fundraising gala drew Carla Bruni, Erin O’Connor and Natalia Vodianova, as well as Paris Hilton.

But last year accounts lodged with the Charities Commission for 2018-2019 showed that FFR had spent more than £1.6m on the Cannes event, yet only gave £5,000 to good causes for the same period.

Since it was registered in 2015 the charity has reported total income of £4.7m, with expenditure of £4.5m and grant awards of £494,000.

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FFR says it has raised ‘over $15m (£10.5m)’ since it started.

The charity issued a statement Friday saying: ‘FFR is not solely a fundraising charity nor does it seek donations from the wider public. 

‘It uses its resources, the relationships and experience of its Trustees and associates, and fundraising events, to encourage donations to other charities and good causes. 

‘So far our efforts have resulted in £11.5m of donations to other charities. 

‘We have secured extensive global attention and media coverage for causes including Hurricane Katrina, Ebola, women’s mental health, the Haiti earthquake, the Japanese tsunami – plus floods in the UK.

‘Any suggestion of wrongdoing or misconduct on the part of the trustees is untrue and denied. 

‘FFR remains extremely proud of what we have achieved since starting our foundation in 2005. 

‘The trustees dedicate a great deal of time and energy into FFR and will continue to do so in order to improve the lives of those living in adversity.’ 

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