CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore’s daughter faces further backlash after claiming her father’s charity award.
Hannah Ingram-Moore used the George HW Bush Points of Light Award, presented to Captain Tom in 2020 in recognition of his heroic lockdown fundraising efforts, to promote her business.
The Maytrix Group, which Ms Ingram-Moore co-manages with her husband Colin, lists the gong in the awards section of its website and states that she received it “along with her late father”.
The entry is placed among two awards she won in 2021 solely for her role as a leading woman in business.
It is accompanied by a photograph of Mrs. Ingram-Moore with Captain Tom and reads: “President George HW Bush believed that every problem in society was solved somewhere by a group or an individual.”
“Hannah was thrilled to accept the award alongside her late father, Captain Sir Tom Moore, for her fundraising efforts during the pandemic.”
Captain Tom received the award after walking him 100 lengths across the garden Yorkshire Just in time for his 100th birthday, he has been at home during lockdown raising £32million for NHS charities in the process.
A spokesman for Points of Light said: “In 2020, Points of Light honored Captain Sir Thomas Moore with the George HW Bush Points of Light Award.”
“The award honors individuals who demonstrate the transformative power of ministry and make a meaningful and lasting impact through their everyday actions and words that pave the way for others.”
“Captain Sir Thomas’ inspirational commitment to giving back to NHS charities and health workers during the pandemic embodied service and was a beacon of light at the highest level.”
This comes after the Ingram-Moores family faced controversy over allegations of using his name to build a pool house and spa complex in their backyard.
The couple had informed the planners that the building would be used as an office for the Captain Tom Foundation.
However, The Sun exclusively revealed that they had instead built the 50ft by 20ft pool house complete with changing rooms, toilets and showers.
They had applied for planning permission in their own name – but used the foundation’s name in the design, access and monument declaration.
The charity’s trustees told The Sun: “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.”
The two were ordered to demolish the building, while the foundation released a statement confirming it would no longer be accepting donations while the investigation was ongoing.
The Maytrix Group was contacted with a request for comment.