Fri. Mar 1st, 2024
alert-–-the-great-debate:-have-the-actions-of-captain-tom-moore’s-daughter-tarnished-his-legacy-and-made-it-harder-for-other-charities-to-raise-money-for-those-in-need?Alert – THE GREAT DEBATE: Have the actions of Captain Tom Moore’s daughter tarnished his legacy and made it harder for other charities to raise money for those in need?

Beloved war veteran Captain Tom Moore became an unlikely celebrity during lockdown, bringing hope to millions with his daily walks. 

But since his death aged 100 Captain Tom’s family has been accused of profiting from The Captain Tom Foundation, the charity created in his name, and it is now being investigated by the Charity Commission.

This came to a head after an explosive TalkTV interview aired earlier this month, during which Captain Tom’s daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, who is also CEO of the charity, came under fire for allegedly building a spa pool complex extension to her seven-bedroom Grade II-listed house using the Captain Tom Foundation’s name.

Now a PR worker who represented Captain Tom has come forward, and complained about being ‘cut out’ by the family and ordered not to speak about the contribution she made to the work of the foundation.

Daisy said she helped draft the press release announcing the veteran would be doing laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire to fundraise for NHS Charities Together. 

The 31-year-old also said she set up a Just Giving page and ran the Captain Tom Twitter page for the first couple of weeks when the story broke and quickly became a nationwide sensation.

Mrs Souster said she had been entered into five awards with the public relations trade magazine PRWeek and that at first the family were supportive.

But, she wrote, ‘A week later I was told by Hannah Ingram-Moore that I had no right to talk about my work/involvement with the PR,’ which lead to the PR manager cutting all ties with the family.

So what do YOU think? In light of all of the controversy around the behaviour of Captain Tom Moore’s family, do you think his charity legacy has been tainted? Does it put you off donating to charity? Have your say in the comments. 

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