Children join their teacher in celebrating the work of The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation

Charity renamed on Sir Bobby's birthday

Friday 11 October 2019 17:00

Sir Bobby Charlton’s charity has been renamed after him as a gesture to mark the Manchester United legend's 82nd birthday.

Find A Better Way, the humanitarian foundation established by our 1968 European Cup-winning captain after a trip to Cambodia in 2011, will now become The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation for Victims of Conflict.

The charity was established to help speed up the clearance of landmines in conflict-affected areas around the world, including Syria and Iraq.

However, it is also focused on providing research and education to victims, helping them rebuild their lives and focus on a positive future.

The charity was founded in 2011 after Sir Bobby made a trip to Cambodia.

Lou McGrath, chief executive of the charity, said: “After eight years of incredible work we felt the charity had ‘Found the Better Way’ with our focus on making lives better for those impacted by conflict – particularly the children.”

“Through our funding partnerships with local NGOs we can ensure that appropriate long term therapy and care can be delivered to those whose lives have been torn apart by violence and injury.

“The trustees and I felt that Sir Bobby’s humanitarian legacy should live on as long as his football legacy. We felt naming the charity after him would keep his name associated with this work because it is a very sad fact that even after conflict is over there will still be thousands of victims who need long-term support.

“The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation will be there to help them.”

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