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Hannah Ingram-Moore, the daughter of Captain Sir Tom Moore, has been accused of having her finger in the till but insists she did not take a dime from her father’s NHS fundraising
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Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter has hit back at “hurtful” allegations that she scammed her father’s NHS fundraiser.
Hannah Ingram-Moore, interim chief executive officer of the charity named after the veteran soldier, was accused of letting her finger in until but insisted: “We don’t take a dime any.”
Accounts for the Captain Tom Foundation show that only £162,000 was awarded in the first year, while around £240,000 of the £400,000 was spent on fundraising and administration.
They show the fund has reimbursed £50,000 spent on companies run by Hannah and her husband Colin, including their consulting firm Maytrix. But it doesn’t tell the whole picture.
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Hannah, 51, wept as she explained: “People think the foundation has received £38.9m donated by my father. All money has gone to NHS Charity Together, which is responsible for its distribution. “
Burmese campaign hero Captain Sir Tom raised huge sums by walking 100 laps in his garden to mark his 100th birthday during the pandemic.
The fund that was set up then received only £100,000 in its first year and faced huge administrative costs.
Hannah, of Marston Moretaine, Beds, said she didn’t want to burden the charity so she took out a cash loan from her business. The money was later refunded, she said, making people think she was siphoning off money.
Hannah said: “Reading things like ‘Captain Tom’s daughter pumps tens of thousands of pounds into her own company’ is heartbreaking because it simply isn’t true.”
The fund raises cash for charities focused on helping the elderly, as her father wished. At the end of the first year, it had £710,000 in the bank.
When Captain Sir Tom died last February after contracting Covid, plans were made to ensure his legacy lives on.
Hannah said: ‘For the first year, Colin and I didn’t get paid a dime. I was in a paid role in my sophomore year. But to suggest that I used this for financial gain is utterly ludicrous.
“All the trustees did was go to the agencies and ask what the standard salary for that role was. The upper salary is £150,000 and the lower one is £65,000. They never offered me £150,000. In fact, it is much closer to the lower end.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/captain-toms-daughter-hits-back-26369885 Captain Tom's daughter reacts to 'hurtful' allegations over NHS fundraising cash