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Phil Tufnell buries Epsom Guardian in The Children's Trust's time capsule in Tadworth
Cricket legend Phil Tufnell sealed away a copy of last week's Epsom Guardian in a time capsule which will not be opened for 20 years.
The capsule was planted in the grounds of The Children’s Trust, in Tadworth Court, Tadworth, to mark the charity’s 30th anniversary on Tuesday, April 1.
With the sun making a welcome appearance for the occasion, children and staff gathered for the ceremony.
In addition to the newspaper, other items placed in the capsule included photos, written diary entries and a cricket ball signed by ex-spin bowler Tufnell.
Question of Sport favourite "Tuffers", as he is known affectionately to fans, is a vice-president of the charity.
He said: "I’m very honoured to be here today to get actively involved in such a special occasion.
"Huge congratulations to The Children’s Trust in reaching this milestone.
"My family and I have enjoyed supporting this superb charity for several years now and we plan to continue to do so for many to come. Here’s to the next 30 years."
The ceremony was completed as the capsule was placed in the nature trail and marked with a custom made engraved stone.
Tufnell and Dalton Leong, the charity’s chief executive, initially had a little difficulty in locking the robust security case. But under the watchful eyes of the waiting crowd, their determination and strength prevailed.
The capsule will be opened in 2034 when the charity will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading children’s charity for those with acquired brain injury and complex multiple disabilities.
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