Captain Tom Moore: Record-breaking NHS fundraiser dies aged 100
The charity under Captain Tom's name paid over £162,000 in management costs, accounts show.
Financial statements for the Captain Tom Foundation show that around £240,000 of the £400,000 of outgoings were spent on fundraising and admin costs, with £162,336 spent on management. A further £126,424 was spent on consultancy fees and £20,884 on advertising and marketing.
Meanwhile, £160,000 was actually given to the charities – despite taking in more than £1million in donations.
The said aims of the charity were to combat "loneliness, championing education and equality and supporting those facing bereavement. During this time, we distributed donations to hospices and other charities close to Captain Tom's heart."
The charity supported MIND, Royal British Legion, children's charity Helen & Douglas House, and palliative care charity Willen Hospice.
In a bid to justify the costs, they said: "As a newly established charity, expenditure has been incurred in building the team, which for some months worked on a voluntary basis until funds were forthcoming."
They added: "During this period, we also incurred costs in appointing The Philanthropy Company, who provided expert support on governance and fundraising initiatives as well as working with our charity partners to identify initiatives that the Foundation could support and which would drive value and public benefit."
Feeling a bit sad for Captain Tom today. This latest news isn't how he should be remembered.
— Ben Claimant \ud83d\udc9a Join a Union (@Ben Claimant \ud83d\udc9a Join a Union)
Why in Tory Britain we are doomed \n\nSystemic irreversible effects of\nFailings in allocation of funds to help the most needy end up in other peoples pockets!?\n\n the Captain Tom charity spent \u00a3162,000 on costs last year \u2013 more than it gave in grantshttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/captain-tom-moore-charity-management-costs-b2009976.html\u00a0\u2026
So the family of Captain Tom paid itself \u00a3162,000 and handed out just \u00a3160,000 and you think that sounds ok? Come off it
— Time for Change #PAL Vote @Dave4Erdington (@Time for Change #PAL Vote @Dave4Erdington)
Did not realise it wasn't Captain Tom's idea to start walking. Like his daughter and her husband put him to workhttps://twitter.com/JoeStephenson96/status/1491029989411606528\u00a0\u2026
— Christina Jabuilera (@Christina Jabuilera)
Seeing every suspicion you ever had about Captain Tom's family getting vindicated publicly is extremely gratifying but still also immensely sad. An old man ruthlessly exploited in his final months by a bunch of cynical vultures.
Tinder Swindler\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Captain Tom foundation \n\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 \nExploiting the emotions of others for free private jets and millions of poundshttps://twitter.com/PoliticsJOE_UK/status/1490745880210808833\u00a0\u2026
Why on earth would the Captain Tom Foundation pay \u00a3240,000 on consultants, let alone costs?\n99% of charities are self-serving, run by greedy pigs and money goes in their own pockets. That's the sad reality.
Captain Tom's Daughter: why shouldn't I keep it? I inherited this money that taxpayers donated on the back of my fathers actions. After all, it is my BIRTHRIGHT to keep my own family business afloat with taxpayers money.
The Captain Tom Foundation said in a statement: "In the period 5 May 2020- 31 May 2021, The Foundation was dedicated to combating loneliness, championing education and equality and supporting those facing bereavement. During this time, we distributed donations to hospices and other charities close to Captain Tom's heart.
"We also raised awareness through events such as Walk with Tom (Dec 2020) and The Captain Tom 100 (April 2021), which received 12.8 billion impressions on social media worldwide, got many people active and helped fight loneliness.
"As a charity in our infancy, we focused on fundraising for other charities close to Captain Tom's heart and are very proud that through this campaign that we led, £1.4 million was raised in 3 days, this went directly to charities."
Paperwork submitted to the Charity Commission showed that almost £696,000 remains unspent.
Indy100 reached out to the charity for comment.
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