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But the UK Charity Commission was surprised it had never been told about this separate institution and details of how its money is spent in the Ivory Coast are not open to public scrutiny.‘In particular, the Commission has concerns about the administration and the oversight provided by trustees, all of whom appear to live abroad, as well as allegations that the charity has provided misleading information to donors and the public.A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) spokeswoman said: ‘UNDP is aware of recent allegations against the Didier Drogba Foundation and is actively seeking clarification.
Above, Drogba and singer Una Healy at the December 2010 Foundation ball In addition, the Didier Drogba Foundation has declined to reveal whether the star paid UK income tax on these sponsorship payments, made over six years while he was with Chelsea and living in a £7 million mansion in Surrey.
The charity, they were told, was building a hospital that would save 10,000 lives per year in Ivory Coast and give jobs to thousands of desperate locals.
But, disturbingly, UK accounts show that just £14,115 went to good causes.
Her boyfriend Dave Clark clutches a flute of champagne and holds court with former England captain John Terry.
The Didier Drogba Foundation has become a fashionable cause among Britain’s celebrity luvvies, sports stars and party-loving royals — not least because of the fundraising balls they have held at two of London’s top hotels.
This included paying for medical treatment in Switzerland for an Ivorian child with leukaemia, building the ‘clinic’ in the Ivory Coast, although this is yet to open, and funding a mobile health screening truck.