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First look at Captain Tom Moore’s daughter’s spa pool as she admits pocketing £800,000 charity money

First look at Captain Tom Moore’s daughter’s spa pool as she admits pocketing £800,000 charity money

Captain Tom's family will open up on what happened with the charity money

An upcoming interview with the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore will see them quizzed on a number of subjects, including the controversial spa which they defended building.

You will of course remember the pensioner and World War Two veteran who walked laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS during the pandemic.

His charity work was credited with raising £38.9 million for the NHS at a time of great crisis.

However, his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore has faced a significant backlash over proceeds from three books he wrote.

Ingram-Moore admitted that £800,000 raised from the sale of books One Hundred Steps, Captain Tom's Life Lessons and his autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day was kept by the family.

Proceeds from Captain Tom's books went to his family instead of charity.
JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images

The prologue of the autobiography seemed to state that proceeds from the book would go towards charity, but Ingram-Moore said it was her father's wish that profits went to Club Nook Ltd, a company owned by the family and separate from the charity.

In an interview due to be broadcast tonight (12 October) on TalkTV, Ingram-Moore told Piers Morgan about the backlash her family had faced.

One particularly contentious factor which will be discussed in the interview is the unauthorised spa pool they built at their home 'in his name'.

Ingram-Moore and her husband Colin first applied for permission in 2021 to build a 'Captain Tom Building' on their property and used The Captain Tom Foundation's name on their plans.

Their initial plans were accepted but a retrospective application for a larger building with a spa pool were rejected and the council has since ordered the family to demolish the building.

Captain Tom's family showed the spa pool in the interview.

In their interview the family showed Morgan the spa building they have been ordered to tear down, with a neighbour describing the building as an 'eyesore'.

A clip from the TalkTV interview has Morgan asking the family: "Why are you reluctant to get rid of it?"

In the same interview Colin Ingram said the family had made 'not a penny' directly from the foundation for personal gain.

The Captain Tom Foundation stopped taking donations earlier this year, with controversy over Ingram-Moore's proposed salary of £100,000 as chief executive.

The foundation is currently the subject of an inquiry from the Charity Commission, the investigation began in March 2021, a month after Captain Tom died, and was expanded into a statutory inquiry in June 2022.

The full interview between the Ingram-Moore family and Piers Morgan will be broadcast on Talk TV this evening at 8:00pm.

Featured Image Credit: Hannah Ingram Moore/TalkTV

Topics: UK News, Charity, Money