A TIME capsule has been buried to celebrate the centenary of a charity.

More than 50 blind veterans and guests paid tribute to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Blind Veterans UK at the charity’s centre in Ovingdean last Wednesday,

The capsule was buried in the garden by the Brighton manager of Blind Veterans UK, Lesley Garven, with the assistance of James Edwards, a 102-year-old blind veteran staying at the centre.

Mr Edwards was joined by three other veterans supported by the charity including Alfred Morley of Hove, who recently turned 100.

The time capsule will be opened in 100 years and contains items and documents detailing the history of the organisation.

Among them is a talking watch, the first piece of equipment offered to every Blind Veterans UK beneficiary, a memory stick containing images from the Ovingdean centre’s 77-year history and a copy of The Argus.