May 20, 2022

Carrying a cocktail in the Barbados sun, Captain Tom’s daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore had every reason to rest after 18 months of hardship.

In addition to losing her beloved father after Kode’s contract, the mother of two faced the strain of her business, which was devastated by the lockdown.

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Captain Tom made headlines in 2020 with his charity walkCredit: Sun.
Accounts show that the charity paid £ 54,000 to two companies run by Hannah and her husband, Colin, who were pictured with their son on a holiday in Barbados.

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Accounts show that the charity paid £ 54,000 to two companies run by Hannah and her husband, Colin, who were pictured with their son on a holiday in Barbados.Credit: CollinghamMour / Instagram
Captain Tom is being knighted by the Queen in 2020.

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Captain Tom is being knighted by the Queen in 2020.Credit: Reuters

And yet he used his considerable marketing and PR skills to use the global goodwill gesture by helping to establish an organization called Captain Tom.

Just last week, it was revealed that the charity he founded – the Captain Tom Foundation – was under scrutiny.

The Charity Commission’s investigation will examine the foundation’s accounts to ensure regulatory compliance.

The charity paid £ 54,000 to two companies run by Hannah and her husband, Colin. And the accounts show the foundation – which sells Captain Tom Jin, roses and T-shirts on its website – donated £ 160,000 to good causes, spending £ 240,000 on management and fundraising.

Last night, it was claimed that the foundation had tried to appoint Hina as its CEO at a salary of £ 150,000 before the Charity Commission stopped the move.

Instead, in August 2021, he was appointed interim CEO for nine months.

Hannah insisted last night that the commission had stopped her appointment, “100 percent false.”

Dark days of lockdown

Stephen Jones, chairman of the foundation’s board of trustees, added that the foundation needed “in accordance with the law” to obtain the commission’s consent to appoint Hannah as CEO – but during talks with Watchdog Decided that the role was “not what she wanted to promote.”

A spokesman for the Charity Commission said it was “engaged” with the charity’s trustees “in its setup and governance arrangements”.

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To understand the chain of events leading up to the Charity Commission’s inquiry, it is necessary to go back to the dark days of the first lockdown of 2020.

Capt. Tom Moore, a 99-year-old Army veteran, was doing rehabilitation at the Bedfordshire home he shared with Ingram-Moore after he broke his hip.

Listed in Grade II, the seven-bed property – spread over three acres, including a moat – was an ideal place for the charity walk he did later.

For 13 years, Capt. Tom Marston lived on the property in the village of Morten – which Ingram-Moores bought in 2007 for £ 1.18 million.

His youngest daughter, Hannah, 51, had invited her father to stay with his second wife, Pamela. She married Colin, 64, a divorced businessman in 2005. They have two children – Benji, 17, and Georgia, 13.

On her website, Hannah describes herself as “a successful business woman, a mother and a leader in every field.”

Hannah and Colin – described as an “experienced CEO” on LinkedIn – formed a consulting firm called Maytrix Group Limited.

As the lockdown unfolded, Hannah said she and Colin thought, “How on earth are we going to survive?”

He added: “Over the next 18 months, the entire pipeline was cleared overnight for our business.” It was then – April 6, 2020 – that Captain Tom embarked on a journey of recovery that gave hope to a world affected by cowardice.

Trying to grow 100 yards of his garden before turning 100 at the end of the month, Colin suggested giving him £ 1 for each lap.

Hannah then attacked the mental wave of setting a goal of £ 1,000 and donating the money to charity.

Taking an interest in his father’s selfless mission, he sent a press release to the local media which became a global trend.

He will raise £ 38.9 million – which went to NHS Charities Together – topped the pop charts and received a Knighthood.

Hannah explained earlier this month: “During the three-and-a-half weeks my father was raising funds, we paid some of our employees to help us handle millions of emails and hundreds of interview requests.”

April 24 – Six days before Captain Tom’s walk ends on his 100th birthday – Ingram-Moores registers a company called Club Nook Limited as its sole director.

The firm will begin registering trademarks next month for potential use on branded products – including Captain Tom and Sir Tom Moore.

Then, on May 5, 2020, the Captain Tom Foundation was involved with the mission to “start a revolution that will make our growing older generation feel, heard and, most importantly, valued by society.” Goes. “

When asked what was the “best financial year of her life”, Hina later said it was 2020. “Raising that money was life-changing.”

Accounts show that Maytrix – of which Ingram-Moores is the director – was paid £ 37,942 between May 2020 and May 2021, including £ 27,205 on third party consultation. Other payments include فیس 5,030 on website fees, £ 4,500 on office rent, £ 656 on telephone charges and £ 550 on photography costs.

The trustees’ report states: “These expenses were initially funded by the charitable company through Maytrix Group Limited, and were reimbursed when sufficient funds were available.”

During this time, Hannah was paid 1,686 in expenses. Ingram-Moore’s Club Nook received £ 16,097 from the Foundation for “Housing, Security and Transportation” for Captain Tom, who is “traveling to the UK to promote a charity.”

Hannah was appointed trustee of the foundation on February 1, 2021, but resigned on March 15. Husband Colin, who became trustee on the same date, remains.

The Charity Commission says it is okay for someone to be paid for the services of a charity where they are serving as a trustee.

But recipients must be in the minority of the charity’s trustees.

Accounts show that he and Colin were half of the total trustees for more than a month.

A spokesman for the charity said he was in “ongoing liaison” with the foundation’s trustees regarding “its setup and governance arrangements”. It will also “review” charity accounts.

An investigation does not necessarily mean that something is wrong.

Hannah told The Sun she was “never authorized to make any payments to the charity” nor did she make any payments to her company.

The Sun may also indicate that Ingram-Moors was allowed to plan for a new property in their home field last year.

The 15×6 meter building will include toilet, kitchen and outdoor patio area.

‘Completely transparent’

The plan documents submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council state that “it will be used in part for private use but mostly in connection with the Captain Tom Foundation”.

The request was made in the name of Maytrix Group, which already has offices in a separate property building.

Hannah told The Sun that the new building was “run entirely with family money.” The Foundation sells branded goods on its website.

The £ 15 Captain Tom is a 100 T-shirt – 15% of the price goes to charity – and the price of a Captain Tom increased to £ 27.99, with فروخت 2.50 of each sold being donated to the Foundation.

Captain Sir Tom’s London Dry 70cl bottles are also on sale, priced at .9 35.95. It was only after The Sun contacted the foundation on Wednesday that it hastily added on its website that فی 1 per bottle goes to charity.

A spokeswoman for the charity said of the sale: “So far, less than £ 9,000 has been donated to the foundation through this initiative.”

On her Instagram account, Colin posted pictures of the bottle on a beach in Barbados in December 2020, when Captain Tom visited one of his “bucket list” destinations.

In its first year, the foundation donated £ 40,000 each to the Royal British Legion, MIND, Villain Hospice and Children’s Hospice Helen & Douglas House.

Captain Tom died on February 2 last year at the age of 100 from pneumonia in Cowwood.

The following October, Hannah and her family returned to Barbados. Colin wrote on Instagram: “Another wonderful holiday on this wonderful island.”

This week, Hannah told The Sun: “We have done nothing wrong. We have been completely open and transparent.

She said her “most important wish” was to “make sure my father’s legacy would support positive social change”.

The old soldier who changed the world deserves no less.

  • Additional reporting: Stephen Moyes
Family photo at Windsor Castle

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Family photo at Windsor CastleCredit: Splash
The Captain Tom Foundation - which sells Captain Tom branded gin, roses and T-shirts on its website - donated £ 160,000 to good causes, spending £ 240,000 on management and fundraising.

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The Captain Tom Foundation – which sells Captain Tom branded gin, roses and T-shirts on its website – donated £ 160,000 to good causes, spending £ 240,000 on management and fundraising.Credit: Instagram
Captain Tom Rose is priced at £ 27.99 on the Foundation's website, the charity received £ 2.50

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Captain Tom Rose is priced at £ 27.99 on the Foundation’s website, the charity received £ 2.50

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