Trustees of CAPTAIN Tom Moore’s foundation say they are unaware his daughter used the hero’s name to build a spa complex.
Hannah Ingram-Moore, 52, and husband Colin have been accused of using the lockdown fundraiser’s name to build the 50ft by 20ft pool house complete with changing rooms, toilets and showers.
The couple told planners they wanted to set up an office for the Captain Tom Foundation in their £1.2million home.
But The Sun revealed they then built the spa and pool complex in their garden, which charity administrators say they were left in the dark about.
The trustees stressed, “The independent trustees of the Captain Tom Foundation were at no time aware of the building permits issued by Mr. and Mrs. Ingram-Moore, which were said to be in the Foundation’s name.”
“Had they been aware of any applications, the independent trustees would not have approved them.”
Captain Tom lifted spirits during the Corona crisis by strolling through his garden in Bedfordshire in the run-up to his 100th birthday.
He raised nearly £39million for the NHS.
He was knighted, honored with an RAF flypast and received 225,000 100th birthday cards. He died in February 2021.
In August this year, the couple said the space was “much needed” for presentations and memorabilia.
They had applied for planning permission in their own name – but used the foundation’s name in the design, access and monument declaration.
The all-clear was given for the extension, but a subsequent application for approval for the spa complex was rejected last year.
Yesterday, a local resident told The Sun: “It feels like they thought their good will gave them the opportunity to do whatever they wanted.”
MPs called for an investigation by the Charity Commission.
Concerns about arrangements with a company linked to the couple are already being examined.
The Ingram-Moores refused to answer questions at their Grade II listed seven-bedroom home.