During the first lockdown in 2020, British Army officer Captain Sir Thomas Moore rose to global fame by fundraising for charity and breaking two Guinness world records in the process.
Known as Captain Tom, the former officer famously walked 100 laps in his garden to signify reaching his 100th birthday with the aim to raise £1,000 for the NHS amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Captain Tom ended up raising a lot more than he imagined, going up to £33 million.
He almost became a household name for giving people hope when it was needed and The Captain Tom Foundation has been set up since. The 100-year-old passed away last year on 2 February 2021.
How many grandchildren does Captain Tom have?
The late Sir has four grandchildren.
Captain Tom’s children are Lucy Teixeira, and Hannah Ingram-Moore, who appeared on TV with her children Benji and Georgia and husband Colin.
Lucy Teixeira is the mother to Max and Tom, the other two of the four grandchildren of Captain Tom. She is based in Caversham, Reading, married to husband Tom Teixeira and studied homeopathy after the death of her mother and Captain Tom’s wife, Pamela Moore.
Eldest son, Tom, posted to his Instagram on 2 February 2021: “Rest in peace grandad, you achieved so much and you brought a smile to everyone’s faces, I am so proud to be able to call you my grandad. RIP.”
Who is Max Teixeira?
Max is the youngest of Lucy Teixeira’s children and one of four grandchildren of Sir Captain Tom Moore.
The young adult missed filming for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories when he was competing in a golf tournament. Max’s grandad was the one to first gift him with a set of golf clubs at the age of four.
Now, he plays golf along with his older brother by two years, Tom, who was the Junior MP Miami pro world champion in 2019.
Max has gone on to win two club championships and posts the rest of his golf adventures on his Instagram.
Did Captain Tom’s grandson appear on Celebs Go Dating?
Yes, Max Teixeira appeared on E4’s Celebs Go Dating in 2022.
On a date with TOWIE star Chloe Brockett, 21, Max revealed that he was related to the pandemic fundraising and war hero Captain Tom.
Max said: “My, so basically, it’s a weird story but my grandad got extremely famous in the first lockdown.
“You know Sir Captain Tom Moore? So that’s my grandad.”
Max has previously spoken of “lovely memories” of bike rides with his brother and grandad.