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12th Oct 2023

Captain Tom’s daughter admits pocketing £800k after her dad’s death

Steve Hopkins

Hannah Ingram-Moore claims her dad wanted the family to have the money – his book said differently

Captain Sir Tom Moore‘s daughter has admitted pocketing £800,000 from the three books he wrote before he died.

Despite the prologue of one them saying the money would go to the charity in his name, Hannah Ingram-Moore told TalkTV that her late father wanted the family to keep the profits from the books in Club Nook Ltd – a firm separate to the Captain Tom Foundation charity.

Extracts of the interview with Piers Morgan have been published in The Sun.

Ingram-Moore is reported to have said on the programme: “These were father’s books, and it was honestly such a joy for him to write them, but they were his books.

“He had an agent and they worked on that deal, and his wishes were that that money would sit in Club Nook, and in the end . . . ”

Morgan then asked her if the money was “for you to keep?”.

Ingram-Moore replied: “Yes… specifically.”

Ingram-Moore was joined by her husband Colin and their children Benji, 19, and Georgia, 14 during the interview and the family insisted there was no suggestion anyone who bought the books thought the money was going to charity.

The prologue of the autobiography reads: “Astonishingly at my age, with the offer to write this memoir I have also been given the chance to raise even more money for the charitable foundation now established in my name.”

Sir Tom, who died in February 2021, became a national icon and made headlines around the world after £38.9m for the NHS, including gift aid, by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday during the covid pandemic in April 2020.

Thousands of buyers of his three books, including the autobiography ‘Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day’, were reportedly unaware that the profits were going to the family.

Ingram-Moore was also quizzed about being paid £18,000 for attending the Virgin Media O2 Captain Tom Foundation Connector Awards in 2021 despite already being paid as the chief executive of the charity.

The money was paid to her family firm the Maytrix Group, with Ingram-Moore keeping £16,000 and donating £2,000 to the Captain Tom Foundation.

Ingram-Moore said during her TalkTV interview that it is “all very easy to look back and think I should have made different ­decisions, but I hadn’t planned on being the CEO.”

She also spoke of the family’s “regret” over the spa and pool complex at their £1.2m home.

Ingram-Moore reportedly told planners they wanted an office for the charity set up in Sir Tom’s name but built the complex instead.

Last month it was revealed she also received £70,000 in salary and expenses claims according to the charity’s latest accounts.

The accounts reveal that for the nine months from August 2021 to April 2022, Sir Tom’s daughter, Ingram-Moore, received a gross salary of £63,750 in her role as interim chief executive officer. The Charity Commission had consented to an annual salary of £85,000.

Maytrix Group Limited, a company controlled by Ingram-Moore and her husband, also spent nearly £180,000 on staffing costs during the period, including wages, social security costs and pensions. It employed on average two people through the period.

The Captain Tom Foundation stopped taking donations when the planning dispute over the spa complex came to light.

Ingram-Moore said: “We have to accept that we made a decision, and it was probably the wrong one.”

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