The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore could have ‘done it in a different way’ with regards to the money raised from his books and the running of the charitable foundation in his name.
Hannah Ingram-Moore, the late fundraiser’s daughter, is set to appear alongside her husband Colin and their two children, 19-year-old Benji and 14-year-old Georgia, this evening for an interview with Piers Morgan on Talk TV, discussing monies raised from the sale of Captain Tom’s books, as well as other elements of the charity’s finances.
Ingram-Moore has admitted that she kept £800,000 raised from the sale of the books, including Captain Tom’s autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day despite the prologue seeming to state that the money raised from sales would go to charity.
The family has denied that there was any such suggestion, and claim that the thousands who bought the books should not have assumed that the money would be going to the foundation.
Ingram-Moore broke down during the interview as she admitted that the whole ordeal has been ‘utterly devastating’.
As well as the £800,000 for the books, questions have been raised about the family with regards to the building of a spa at their home with company money, as well as issues such as a payment of £18,000 to Ingram-Moore for an appearance at a foundation event, despite the fact that she was also paid to be the chief executive of the charity.
On the book monies, Ingram-Moore claimed that it was her late father’s wish that the profits go to the family.
She told Morgan: “These were my 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 asked: “For you to keep?” to which Ingram-Moore responded: “Yes.”
In the prologue of Moore’s autobiography, it was written: “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.”
In defence of her actions, she later added: “I think it’s all very easy to look back and think I should have made different decisions, but I hadn’t planned on being the CEO.”
As for the spa and pool complex that the family had built at their £1.2 million home, having told planners that they wanted to build foundation offices before applying for retrospective planning permission for the spa, Hannah added: “We have to accept that we made a decision, and it was probably the wrong one.”
Instead of demolishing the spa, the family are now waiting for the verdict in the hope that they’ll be able to keep it.
The full interview with the Ingram-Moore family will be broadcast on Talk TV at 8:00pm this evening.
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