To clear the 110 million active landmines in place using current technologies would cost an estimated $30 billion and take over 1,000 years. We’re helping to Find A Better Way.
Welcome to Find A Better Way
Find A Better Way
Find A Better Way was founded in 2011 by England and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton. 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.
The visit moved him to set up Find A Better Way 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, Find A Better Way 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. We are 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, Find A Better Way also commits significant funding to partners to undertake risk reduction education programmes using innovative pictorial techniques.
A third area of activity is that of humanitarian assistance. Still underlined by Find A Better Way’s belief in the power of cutting edge technological developments, we work to develop affordable prostheses and to train a cohort of trauma surgeons from landmines afflicted states in state of the art amputation techniques.
We need your support to fulfill these goals. You can help Find A Better Way to save lives and work to help the millions of people living with the threat of landmines around the world by simply donating to our cause.
Alternatively, we’d like you to consider making Find A Better Way a beneficiary if you are completing a sponsored event such as the London Marathon, Great North Run or Manchester 10k.
To help Find A Better Way, please donate by clicking on this link.
What We Do
Find A Better Way visits Croatian MinefieldNovember 13, 2014
Sir Bobby Charlton wins inaugural Global Ambassador Award at the Football Business AwardsNovember 12, 2014
Find a Better Way partners with Imperial College London and Georgia Tech to develop $100m Regenerative Medicine Initiative for Landmine VictimsNovember 6, 2014
Sir Bobby Charlton – our Founder
Find A Better Way’s founder Sir Bobby Charlton is a footballing legend with an international profile. Honours include a World Cup winner’s medal with England and a European Cup with Manchester United. Sir Bobby is a Director and official Ambassador for Manchester United.
Sir Bobby visited Cambodia on a trip organised by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Whilst there, he witnessed first hand the devastating impact that landmines have on individuals and communities.
Sir Bobby‘s experiences in Cambodia led him to found Find A Better Way. Sir Bobby plays an active role in the charity and is determined to use the influence gained from a life in the sporting spotlight to highlight the plight of landmine victims around the world.
is to develop and exploit technology, facilitate education and provide humanitarian assistance to victims and their families in order to reduce fatalities and future injuries, alleviate hardship and ultimately negate the effects of landmines and Explosive Remnants of War.