Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation

Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation

Official Charity Partner of Manchester United

The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation was originally founded by the Manchester United and England legend as the Find A Better Way charity, in 2011. While visiting a minefield in Cambodia, Sir Bobby saw first-hand the humanitarian damage which landmines cause in war-torn areas, both past and present.

Sir Bobby's visit to Cambodia moved him to set up the charity as he felt that, with modern technological advances, there had to be a more efficient way of negating the effects of mines and improving safety and security for local communities whose lives are blighted by them.

With a significant amount of funding already committed to a portfolio of nine research projects at leading UK universities, The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation acts as a major funding body for vital, groundbreaking technological research into improving the tools available for the safe removal of landmines and explosive remnants of war. The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation is committed to cultivating the necessary cross-disciplinary collaboration necessary to find innovative, technology-led solutions, which will ultimately save countless lives.

Recognising the need to mitigate the impact of landmines on the lives of communities already affected, The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation also commits significant funding to partners to undertake risk reduction education programmes using innovative pictorial techniques. In addition to these vital research and education programmes, The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation provides much-needed humanitarian assistance in landmine-afflicted areas. Still underlined by our firm belief in the power of cutting-edge technological developments, we work to develop affordable prostheses and to train a cohort of trauma surgeons in state-of-the-art amputation techniques.