Hannah Ingram-Moore, the daughter of Captain Sir Tom Moore, is set to be a virtual guest of honour at Willen Hospice later this month, when she will be giving a talk about her father’s extraordinary fundraising success.
Hannah and her husband Colin are long term supporters of the Milton Keynes hospice, and offered to give an insight into her father’s story as a way to support them through the pandemic.
Captain Sir Tom, who has since been given the honorary title of Colonel, resolved to walk a hundred lengths of his garden during the lockdown with a target of raising £1,000 for NHS Charities Together. Supporters across the globe were captivated and the target was smashed, eventually raising £38.9M in just four weeks. In doing so he also broke two Guinness World Records, and was awarded the country’s very first individual investiture by Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Hannah has promised a no-holds barred account, and has vowed to answer any question that is asked. She said: “This year has been unprecedented for us all. As a family we could never have predicted how our lives would change in such a small space of time. I think most people think they know our story, but really they’ve seen only a snippet of what happened during just 17 weeks of our lives.
“I am delighted to be part of this exclusive event for Willen Hospice. It will be an opportunity to hear how the fundraiser spiralled into a worldwide phenomenon, how we managed it and how it has impacted on us since. It’s been an emotional, life-changing journey, and one we are ready to talk about.
“As our local charity, we have supported the hospice for many years. My family and I are acutely aware of how difficult the Covid-19 lockdown has been for them. We all know someone who is touched by their care, and that is why we’re committed to helping them by sharing our story.”
Willen Hospice CEO, Peta Wilkinson, said: “We can’t thank Hannah, Colin and Captain Sir Tom enough for offering us this rare, behind the scenes account. We were all captivated by the story, and I personally cannot wait to hear more about how his fundraiser took off in the way it did and how we can all learn from it.”
‘An Audience with Hannah Ingram-Moore’ will take place via Zoom on 25 August at 1pm. To book visit Willen Hospice