Charity Commission enquiry into the Captain Tom Foundation

On 7th July 2023
Categories: 2023

You may have seen recent news regarding the Captain Tom Foundation, which is currently being investigated by the Charity Commission after they launched a formal enquiry in June last year.

We know there is some confusion amongst our supporters about what this means, and we want to reassure you that this investigation is in no way related to NHS Charities Together.

The Captain Tom Foundation is a completely separate organisation that was established after Captain Tom raised funds for our Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, and the Charity Commission has made clear that the £38 million he raised for NHS Charities Together is not under investigation.

In total our Covid-19 Urgent Appeal raised over £160 million thanks to generous donations from thousands of supporters like you. This money has been distributed across the network of NHS charities to reach every NHS Trust and Health Board in the UK – funding thousands of projects providing vital mental health support for NHS staff, training for emergency volunteers, equipment and support for patients, and community partnership programmes to prevent ill health and reduce pressure on NHS services.

The support we continue to provide has never been more important, and we are thankful to everyone who helps make it possible. A Covid appeal Progress Report demonstrates the difference donations are making and is available on our website here.

We remain incredibly grateful to Captain Tom for his personal efforts to support the NHS, and how he inspired countless others to do the same.

Every donation continues to make a vital difference to NHS staff, patients and communities, at a time when they need it most.

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