It’s an ITV drama just waiting to be filmed. The saga surrounding the family of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore has now taken a fresh twist, following a Newsnight investigation. The programme alleges that Moore’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, was paid thousands of pounds via her family company for appearances in connection with her late father’s charity.
In 2021 and 2022, she helped judge awards ceremonies which heavily featured the Captain Tom Foundation charity. Promotional clips suggested she was there to represent the charity but her fee was paid not to the Foundation but to Ingram-Moore’s family company instead. Surely shome mistake?
The awards ceremony in question was the Virgin Media O2 Captain Tom Foundation Connector Awards, which included the name of the charity and the charity’s logo on its awards plaques. At the time Ingram-Moore was the charity’s interim chief executive on an annual salary of £85,000. However her appearance fee was paid not to the Captain Tom Foundation but to Maytrix Group, a company owned by Ingram-Moore and her husband, Colin.
Given a right of reply by the BBC, Hannah Ingam-Moore offered a gem of a response in an email about the matter, saying ‘You are awful. It’s a total lie.’ Six minutes later she added: ‘Apologies. That reply was for a scammer who has been creating havoc’. The Beeb say she hasn’t responded to questions about the money received by her company.
It comes amid an ongoing year-long investigation by the Charity Commission into potential conflicts of interest between the charity and the Ingram-Moores’ businesses. Don’t expect Hannah to start doing laps of her garden to pay back Virgin’s money any time soon…