Thanks to one of this blog’s regular commentators, we’ve now received first-hand evidence that Angela Fag-Ash Disney’s claims to have sent €8,020 to the charity Aid2Africa are false.
Back in December 2015, Angie was railing and making threats about a series of ‘poison pen’ letters which she alleged had been sent by the Hoaxtead Research team; at least one of the letters contained allegations that she was a charity scammer, and requested that police look into her claims.
This resulted in Angie making the following video, which she calls ‘A reluctant REBUTTAL of a cynical SMEAR’.
The Kenya Project
In November 2011, Angela and two of her friends set up a bank account to collect funds for a church, school, and orphanage in Kenya. Their goal was to collect €10,000, with 10 per cent of that amount to be donated to the St Vincent de Paul Society.
Angie began promoting the cause on her Facebook page:
By 1st July, 2014, Angie triumphantly declared that the project’s goal had been met:
Where did the money go?
This is where our commentator came in. Something didn’t smell right, and JW made some enquiries:
A friend of mine contacted the charity that she [Angela] claims to collect for, her collections are not going to Aid2Africa.
She has had two replies today and promises to send me anything else she receives.
(Maurice referred to in the email is Maurice Chesoli)
HER QUESTION (to Peter Wrigley, founder of Aid2Africa)
Are you associated with Angie Power-Disney.
I gave money to the collections that she made and I believed it was for your charity.
I note the person in Africa connected to your charity is named Maurice – her charity collection linked to a person called David (with the same surname)
My attention was brought to this website earlier this morning
Your charity is mentioned
Your confirmation that she is collecting for you would be appreciated (or please let me know if she is not)
I have never heard of the person you mention. I know both Maurice and David personally and have spent time with them in Moi’s Bridge, Western Kenya. I will email both of them to check if they have had or have any connection with the person named as Angie Power-Disney.
I have just spoken to your husband at length.
I will now email Maurice and David for more information and get back to you when I hear from them
Founder Aid2Africa.co.uk Registered Charity 1119045”
I am still waiting for direct communication with David but Maurice has spoken to him by phone.
The woman named is nor has been involved with any work of our charity. Maurice has had no contact with or from her.
However, he tells me that David knows the woman Angie Power Disney and that she contributes 50 euros a month to a feeding programme David runs.
I am waiting for more information from David about the funding he has received from her. I will update you when I hear more.
Not an auspicious start, but perhaps David or Maurice Chesoli would know more? Yesterday JW heard from David:
I was forwarded an email that a friend of mine had received from Aid2Africa – a genuine charity which also does considerable genuine good work in the area local to the place that APD claimed to be collecting for.
I have been told that all of the evidence has now been forwarded to the Irish Police. What she has done is despicable. I have redacted the email addresses to stop spammers, Personally I feel very sorry for David Chesoli – he is a victim, and all of this has surfaced within 48 hours of an 18 month old child dying after getting scalded.
His email in reply to questions regarding APD and her claims.
From: David Chesoli [mailto:dchesoli@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 24 March 2016 01:16
To: Peter A2A (Peter Wrigley)
Subject: RE: Angie Power-Disney enquiry
Good morning man of God.It has been a while since I read from you last.How are you doing? Am glad that you have broken this long silence. Sorry for taking long to respond to your mail.Much of my time is being taken by too much involvement in looking for ways on how to get money to pay hospital bills,mortuary body preservation and burial expenses for my pastors daughter who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday.I took up this young minister as my spiritual son now a decade. His family is poor and are Moslem.You can briefly note how challenging it’s for me.Till now I have no funds yet by Easter the cost will begin going higher by ten dollars daily.Please pray for quick provision. Now concerning Angie Power,I admit that I know her and that she began helping in 2011 with €100 every month but changed to €50 in 2015 till now.Though little ,she wires it every first week of the month. There was a time she fundraiser and wanted to come over with a team of five others amongst them was her son Josh but they never made it to Kenya due to insufficient funds. This is the very money that she committed to send over every month until end of 2014.In 2015 she told me that since no more fundraising that she reduces it to 50 which is her personal tithe to my ministry.I do receive that every month from her. As I can remember,whenever I had any emergency she could send up to €200 in some months at the time when she had the money which they had fundraiser under the Kenya team project. In 2012 is when I received more money from her in January for a water well,general repair,painting,school supplies,uniforms,food etc. I can’t quote the figures now because am writing from my bed now and records are in the office. After that it was only 100 each month.Since 2011 till now what I have received from her is about the figure that she quoted (€11,000). I have no record now thus I ascertain that now but logically though what she sends is small every month,it can add up to more if put together as a total of several years back.I remember during Christmas she always increases her offerings so that I can make a party for the children.All that said,apart from you and your wife,nobody else from UK have visited not even Angie or her son Josh. I have been waiting for your promise which you made that in a years time from the time you left Kenya that you were going to find some help for the work that I do.Though it has gone more than a year without any help from your side,am still expecting because you never cancelled your prior promise.Just be knowing that you are the one that knows much about what am because you visited and no other person from UK has ever been here.I don’t know how much Angie fundraises for this work but what I know is what she sends me each month.Though little but I appreciate.You can now find out the rest and let me know.Finally,this work has lots of challenges because I have no regular income thus lots of struggles every day.Please pray for Gods immediate intervention.God bless you.Shalom.
Jesus power center International
Home of champions orphanage and academy Box 982,30202 Moi’sbridge,Kenya East Africa
Do the math
Angie claims to have begun collecting for the Kenya Project in November 2011. In July 2014, 31 months later, she states that she has met the project’s goal, and has sent the Kenya Project €8,020 euros.
However, David Chesoli states that his group received €100 per month during that time: by our reckoning, that’s €3,100. What happened to the remaining €4,920?
Mr Chesoli also states, “Since 2011 till now what I have received from her is about the figure that she quoted (€11,000)”. If this were true, Angela would have had to be giving his group almost €354 per month. And in any case, the figure she states is not €11,000, but €8,020.
Granted, Mr Chesoli says Angela occasionally sent up to €200 in some months, but unless she did that in 24 of the 31 months in question, there is still considerable donation money unaccounted for.
As JW says, this information has now been forwarded to the Irish police. We’ll look forward with some interest to news of their investigation.