Captain Tom ‘gave me profits’, says daughter

Captain Sir Tom Moore together with his daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, in 2020 – ANDREW CROWLEY

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter has mentioned her firm obtained £800,000 from three books the veteran wrote, amid accusations that the household had saved cash supposed to be donated to charity.

Hannah Ingram-Moore informed Piers Morgan on his TalkTV present Uncensored on Wednesday evening that her father wished her to maintain the income, and that there was no suggestion that individuals shopping for the books thought they had been donating to charity.

The cash was obtained by Membership Nook Ltd, Ms Ingram-Moore mentioned, an organization arrange by her and her husband Colin in April 2020.

In a charged interview, she informed Morgan: “These had been my father’s books, and it was actually such a pleasure for him to jot down them, however they had been his books.

“He had an agent and so they labored on that deal, and his needs had been that that cash would sit in Membership Nook, and in the long run . . . ”

Morgan requested: “So that you can preserve?”, to which Ms Ingram-Moore replied “sure”.

A proper investigation was launched by the Charity Fee into the Captain Tom Basis in June 2020, over a potential “important revenue” generated for Membership Nook.

The corporate registered trademark variations of Captain Sir Tom’s identify, and earlier than his dying merchandise went on sale with income going to the muse.

Ingram-Moore paid £18,000 for one look

Ms Ingram-Moore additionally informed Morgan that she was paid £18,000 for showing on the The Virgin Media O2 Captain Tom Basis Connector Awards in 2021.

Ms Ingram-Moore in the royal box at Wimbledon in 2021

Ms Ingram-Moore within the royal field at Wimbledon in 2021 – PAUL GROVER

In August a BBC Newsnight report claimed that Ms Ingram-Moore was paid hundreds of kilos by her household firm for occasions whose promoting recommended she was there on behalf of her father’s charity.

Her price for the appearances was paid to Maytrix Group, one other firm owned by Ms Ingram-Moore and her husband, she informed Morgan.

“I believe in hindsight what I ought to have executed is stalled that relationship to afterwards,” she mentioned.

She added: “I believe it’s all very straightforward to look again and assume I ought to have made totally different ­selections, however I hadn’t deliberate on being the CEO.”

On the time, Ms Ingram-Moore was the Captain Tom Basis’s interim chief government, and paid an £85,000 wage.

Requested about this by Morgan, she mentioned: “In hindsight, the 2 issues ought to have been separated, however that’s not the way it landed, and it was executed with love and with attempting to make sure that the neighborhood and the Captain Tom Basis benefited, and sure I obtained paid.”

When requested concerning the concern by the BBC by way of e mail forward of the Newsnight report, she replied: “You’re terrible. It’s a complete lie.”

Six minutes later she added: “Apologies. That reply was for a scammer who has been creating havoc”.

Ms Ingram-Moore didn’t request permission from the charity’s board earlier than agreeing to the occasions, and an inner investigation was launched final November, the BBC reported.

A spokesperson for the trustees informed the broadcaster on the time that the matter was “topic of an ongoing inner investigation”, including: “The Charity Fee has been notified of the Basis’s overview of this matter and the Basis will share its findings as soon as the investigation has concluded.”

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