SALES of a pint are boosting a charitable foundation set-up in honour of Keighley-born Captain Sir Tom Moore.

And a daughter of the fundraising hero tried the tipple for herself during a visit to the area.

Ten pence from every pint sold of Timothy Taylor’s limited-edition Havercake Ale is being donated to the Captain Tom Foundation.

The ale – which is currently on sale in pubs across the UK – is produced in recognition and celebration of the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, formerly the Duke of Wellington’s, which was close to Captain Sir Tom’s heart.

He served with distinction with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment during the Second World War.

Casks of the brew were served-up at an event this month, the annual Manorlands beef and beer dinner, of which Timothy Taylor is a main sponsor.

The dinner raised nearly £50,000 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

Hannah Ingram-Moore – daughter of the late Captain Sir Tom – was a guest at the event, held at the Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley, where she sampled the special ale.

And the following day she visited Taylor’s Knowle Spring brewery, where she was given a tour and learned more about the brewing process for Havercake Ale.

The ale was first brewed in 2002 to mark the 300th anniversary of the former Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.

Its name was derived from the regiment’s nickname, the Havercake Lads, based on the oatmeal breadcake which was the staple food of the Yorkshire Pennine towns and villages from which soldiers were recruited.

Hannah said: “My father was so proud to have served under the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and I can only imagine how much he would have loved to have attended the Manorlands beef and beer dinner and enjoyed a pint of Havercake.

“We created The Captain Tom Foundation to maintain my father’s legacy so we’re delighted that Timothy Taylor’s has chosen to donate to our charity through sales of its delicious ale – so we can continue to inspire hope where it’s needed most, just as my father did.”

Tim Dewey, chief executive of Timothy Taylor, said: “The brewery is delighted to not only support the Manorlands charity – as we have for many, many years – but to also contribute to the excellent work undertaken by the Captain Tom Foundation under the guidance of Hannah.

“It is just a shame that Captain Tom isn’t here with us to enjoy a pint and reminisce about his time as a ‘Havercake lad’.”

Captain Tom raised over £32 million for NHS charities and captured the nation’s hearts after walking laps of his garden.

He took on his challenge last year to mark his 100th birthday and raise money for NHS Charities Together.

He received a string of accolades, including a knighthood and the freedom of Keighley, in recognition of his efforts.

Captain Tom died in February and his ashes were later interred at Morton Cemetery.

The foundation set-up in his name aims to ensure his message of hope becomes “an enduring legacy”.

It is working with charities that align with the values of Captain Sir Tom and his family – including supporting education and equality, combatting loneliness and connecting the generations.

“Any money donated to the Captain Tom Foundation goes towards funding important projects with our selected charity partners,” said a spokesperson. “A portion of donations also goes towards the operational running costs of the foundation, to ensure we can continue to keep Captain Tom’s legacy alive long into the future.”

For more about the foundation, visit