Sir Captain Tom captured the nation’s heart with his resilience and inspiring fundraising effort of 100 laps for his 100th birthday. He raised almost £40 million pounds for NHS charities from his Bedfordshire home. And, it has almost been a year since he passed away.
Speaking to Ok! Magazine his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore has said “there will definitely be sorrow, but there is also joy,” on the day as Hannah, her husband Colin and their children Benjie, 18, and Georgia, 13, celebrate the lift of their inspiring family member and keep his memory alive.
The family set up The Captain Tom Foundation, with the aim if connecting generations and bringing a sense of togetherness and community. There are also plans for an annual Captain Tom Day, which will celebrate his life and fundraise for the foundation.
When speaking to OK!, Hannah discusses the movie saying: “We’ll also be announcing more about a feature film soon.
I”t will start filming this year. We’ll be announcing actors soon. My father did say he wouldn’t mind Anthony Hopkins or Michael Caine playing him! It’s really exciting – my father was thrilled about it and involved in the script.
“When the world was in our back garden I also decided we should film it for ourselves so we could capture what happened to us as a family, so there will be a documentary coming out as well.”
She also discussed his celebrity meetings saying: “he did love when we hid Michael Ball in the garden and he surprised him! He also absolutely loved David Beckham and he really enjoyed the company of Piers Morgan.
“On Piers Morgan’s Life Stories he said, “The best thing I ever did was move in with them,” and it made us all cry. He moved in with us in 2007 after my mother passed away, and he said a few weeks later, “I’d become invisible to the world but you’ve given me my visibility back.”
Discussing how her family find life after his passing Hannah said: “People stop Georgia and give her money and say, “Put this into your grandfather’s foundation,” and Benjie has been thrust into global business meetings with the foundation. He feels such pride and he loves it.”
“He left such an incredible, indelible mark on our family, so every decision we think, “How would he have felt?” I know he would have loved this and felt it was the right thing to do. “