Captain Tom's daughter 'paid thousands for charity appearances through her company'

15 August 2023, 22:58 | Updated: 15 August 2023, 23:36

A foundation was set up in Captain Tom's name.
A foundation was set up in Captain Tom's name. Picture: Alamy

By Emma Soteriou

Captain Tom's daughter's company is understood to have been paid thousands of pounds for appearances linked to her late father's charity.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Hannah Ingram-Moore helped judge awards ceremonies featuring the Captain Tom Foundation charity between 2021 and 2022.

Promotional clips suggested she was there on behalf of the charity but her fee was instead paid to Maytrix Group, a company she owned with her husband, according to the BBC.

Ms Ingram-Moore, who was paid £85,000 as the interim chief executive of the charity at the time, is yet to respond to the claims.

Read more: Captain Tom's family handed appeal date after council call for demolition of £1.2m spa complex built in veteran's name

Read more: Captain Tom's family hit back after being ordered to pull down unauthorised spa complex 'built using his name'

Tom and Caller John discuss Captain Tom charity donations.

As well as featuring the charity's name, the Virgin Media O2 Captain Tom Foundation Connector Awards also used the foundation's logo on its plaques.

A spokesperson for the charity trustees said: "The Captain Tom Foundation is aware of the commercial arrangements made by Hannah Ingram-Moore with Virgin Media O2 in respect of the 'Virgin Media Captain Tom Foundation Connector Awards'.

"This matter is subject of an ongoing internal investigation. 

"The Charity Commission has been notified of the Foundation's review of this matter and the Foundation will share its findings once the investigation has concluded."

A Charity Commission spokesperson said: "Our inquiry into the Captain Tom Foundation remains ongoing.

"Its scope includes examining whether the trustees have adequately managed conflicts of interest, including with private companies connected to the Ingram-Moore family."

A Virgin Media spokesperson said: "We worked directly with the late Sir Captain Tom to recognise community groups and charities that went above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"When payment was made, we were not aware of any concerns about Ms Ingram-Moore’s family companies or the Captain Tom Foundation that have since come to light after our campaign and relationship with Captain Tom finished."

Captain Tom
Captain Tom. Picture: Alamy

The controversy comes after Ms Ingram-Moore was ordered to demolish her spa and pool complex after being accused of using the Second World War veteran's name to construct it at her family home.

While she and her husband used their names in the planning application, they used the charity's name in the statements they submitted over heritage, and design and access.

Captain Tom became a household name as he walked laps of the Bedfordshire home during the coronavirus lockdown and raised millions for NHS Charities Together.

He was later knighted but died after contracting coronavirus in early 2021.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Prince Harry suffers major blow as he loses High Court appeal amid police protection row

Prince Harry suffers major blow as he loses High Court appeal amid police protection row

Climate NOAA Coral Bleaching

Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching

Donald Trump

Trump arrives at court for start of jury selection in historic hush money trial

The attacker is 15, police say

Teenager arrested after Sydney church stabbing, as police officer's jaw broken in 'riots'

Angry crowds gather outside Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Sydney following a stabbing

'Riot' breaks out after second Sydney stabbing with church goers holding attacker 'captive'

Rishi Sunak condemned Iran's actions

Rishi Sunak says Iran sought to 'plunge the Middle East into new crisis' with Israel attack as he urges 'restraint'

Supreme Court Thomas

Justice Thomas misses Supreme Court session with no explanation

Una Crown pictured with her husband Jack

Pensioner arrested on suspicion of murdering 86-year-old Una Crown, who was found dead at home 11 years ago

London's public transport network is vast and comprehensive, but not without its faults...

London's most ‘bizarre and infuriating’ transport quirks including a five-metre cycle lane and ‘labyrinth’ Tube station

Derek Underwood has died aged 78

England and Kent cricket legend Derek Underwood dies aged 78, as county lauds 'one of its greatest ever players'

The former president was seen departing Trump Tower in the direction of the Manhattan Courthouse on Monday morning, where the historic criminal trial is set to commence.

'This is an assault on America': Defiant Donald Trump punches the air as criminal trial begins

Sydney church

Man arrested after reported stabbing at church in Sydney

Police confirmed a man has been arrested

Moment grinning attacker is detained by congregation after Sydney church stabbing that left four injured

Emmanuel Macron has admitted the Olympic opening ceremony may have to be moved from the Seine

Macron says France may move Paris Olympic opening ceremony from 'world first' River Seine location over ISIS threat

Hannah Waddingham has called out a photographer that asked her to "show some leg" at the Olivier Awards in London

Hannah Waddingham confronts photographer who asked her to ‘show some leg’ at Oliviers

Collapsed bridge

FBI ‘opens criminal investigation into Baltimore bridge collapse’