Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family are set to build an extension to their home with a toilet, kitchen and patio which will be ‘mainly’ used for charity and ‘funded entirely by family money’.
The Captain Tom Foundation was set up by the war hero’s family after raising £39.3million for the NHS during the pandemic.
However, the charity is mired in controversy after it allegedly tried to pay Captain Sir Tom’s daughter a £150,000 salary before a watchdog blocked the attempt.
Captain Sir Tom Moore (pictured) has raised almost £40million for the NHS by walking through his garden during the pandemic
The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore (pictured on the day the war veteran was knighted) are set to build an extension to their home with a toilet, kitchen and patio which will be ‘mainly’ used for charitable purposes
The veterans’ family, the Ingram-Moores, obtained planning permission in 2021 for a new home on the grounds of their current home, The sun reported.
It will include a kitchen, toilets and an outdoor patio and will measure 15x6m.
Planning documents claimed that it “would be used partly for private purposes, but primarily in connection with the Captain Tom Foundation.”
The Matrix Group, which already has offices on the property, made the planning request.
The new home “is entirely funded by family money,” Hannah Ingram-Moore told The Sun.
The incredible fundraising effort propelled Sir Captain Tom to superstardom. He was made an honorary colonel and was later knighted by the Queen (pictured) at Windsor Castle
Last week it was revealed that the charity allegedly tried to appoint his daughter as chief executive on a six-figure salary before a watchdog intervened.
The Captain Tom Foundation, set up by the war veteran’s family as a result of his fundraising efforts, reportedly tried to appoint Hannah Ingram-Moore as CEO with a salary of around £150,000.
But the Charity Commission, which has been in contact with the charity since March about its set-up and governance arrangements, withheld the salary last summer after a request for permission, according to The Independent.
It is understood that the proposal to put Ms Ingram-Moore in the role of CEO was made by directors, while the reported salary was around 10% of the charity’s total income for the first year from May 2020 to April 2021.
The charity said that during the directors’ discussions with the regulator, Ms Ingram-Moore “made the decision that the CEO role was not something she wanted to pursue” as she wanted to focus on d other commitments.
The foundation was started by the veteran’s family as a result of his fundraising efforts. The Second World War veteran (pictured) challenged himself to walk 100 lengths of his garden at his home in Bedfordshire
The Captain Tom Foundation has reportedly tried to appoint Hannah Ingram-Moore (pictured with Captain Tom) as CEO with a salary of around £150,000.
It comes after a report showed the charity spent over £160,000 on management fees in its first year. By comparison, the charity has spent just £160,000 handing out charitable grants over the same period – in the form of four donations of £40,000
He said she had instead pledged to support the directors for an interim period of nine months from August 2021, and the charity denied that the salary awarded to Ms Ingram-Moore in this role was of “six digits”.
Ms Ingram-Moore was appointed trustee of the charity on February 1, 2021, but stepped down on March 15, with her husband Colin becoming a trustee on the same date, a position he still holds, according to reports.
A salary of £150,000 would be similar to the RSPCA, which was recorded by Third Sector last year as paying its highest earner £150,007, earning it a position of 98th on a list of the top 100 charities. better paid.
The RSPCA’s annual income is £142million, according to the list, which is said to be more than 100 times that of the Captain Tom Foundation.
The Captain Tom Foundation told MailOnline that discussions with the Charity Commission were ‘highly confidential’, but confirmed it had approached the watchdog to seek consent over the appointment of Hannah Ingram-Moore as CEO.
He added that the administrators undertook a “formal benchmarking exercise” to decide on an appropriate salary for the position, which was then compiled into a report.
MailOnline has contacted the Sir Tom Moore Foundation for comment.