Captain Sir Tom Moore's daughter has received £70,000 in salary and expenses claims, according to accounts from a charity established in her father's name.
Sir Tom, you will no doubt remember, captured the heart of the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic after walking 100 laps of his nursing home garden to raise funds for NHS Charities Together before his 100th birthday.
In the end, he raised over £30 million for all those impacted by the pandemic, which led to a knighthood from the late Queen Elizabeth II and worldwide fame and recognition.
The Captain Tom Foundation was set up after his incredible charitable feat.
Sir Tom died at the age of 100 back in February 2021 in Bedford.
While The Captain Tom Foundation was set up in memory of the legend himself, problems since his passing has led to the foundation hitting the headlines.
In July, planning bosses ordered that a building on Captain Tom's daughter's property be demolished because the plans for such a building - with a spa pool - were rejected.
Hannah Ingram-Moore and her husband Colin had initially applied for permission in 2021 to build a Captain Tom Building in the grounds of their home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.
They had said that the site would be used ‘in connection with The Captain Tom Foundation and its charitable objectives’.
Those initial plans were accepted by Central Bedfordshire council, before they later refused a retrospective application from 2022 for another bigger building which contained the spa pool.
Despite that, accounts have now revealed that Hannah received a gross salary of £63,750 in her role as interim chief executive officer between August 2021 to April 2022.
On top of this, she also received £7,602 in expense payments, including travel and administration, between June 2021 and November 2022.
Accounts have also revealed just over £24,000 for office rental and telephone costs has been sent to Maytrix Group Limited, a company controlled by Hannah and Colin.
Alongside that, the accounts show the foundation spent almost £180,000 on staffing costs between the 17-month period, costs which included wages, social security costs and pensions.
The charity is currently being investigated by the Charity Commission due to concerns over the management of the organisation and independence from the late Army veteran’s family.
The Captain Tom Foundation released a statement that read: "At this moment in time, the sole focus of The Captain Tom Foundation is to ensure that it cooperates fully with the ongoing Statutory Inquiry by the Charity Commission.
"As a result, The Captain Tom Foundation is not presently actively seeking any funding from donors.
"Accordingly, we have also taken the decision to close all payment channels whilst the Statutory Inquiry remains open."
Once the findings are received, the charity said it will be in a ‘better position’ to ‘make a decision in relation to its future’.
The Charity Commission has refused to comment on the matter while the investigation is ongoing.Featured Image Credit: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty