Find A Better Way is a unique charity
Founded by Sir Bobby Charlton, Find A Better Way was established to improve the lives of individuals and communities affected by Landmines. Uniquely the charity aims to develop technology to accelerate the detection and safe removal of landmines globally.
Find A Better Way is committed to raising awareness of the risk of landmines and improving access to health services for victims.
Sir Bobby was moved by seeing the impact of landmines on the lives of children in Bosnia and Cambodia and has served as a vocal spokesman on the issue since 2005.
Help Find A Better Way
As a charity, Find A Better Way relies on support from individuals and organisations, be it a cash donation or knowledge and research.
Please help us tackle the problem of landmines by making a donation or contacting us to find out about our research opportunities.
Latest News & Events
Launching the £1m Research Competition
8th January 2013
Find A Better Way was proud to be able to launch the £1m research competition in the historic surroundings of the Lloyds building in London.
The competition, being run with the help of the EPSRC will ensure Find A Better Way seeks out the best and most exciting ideas for detecting landmines and will provide funding to help develop these ideas into products that can help the humanitarian landmine clearance efforts.
For details of how to submit a proposal, please click HERE
'Impressive Progress at Furness' 27th November 2012
Sir Bobby Charlton, along with fellow trustees visited Furness College to receive an update on their work to develop an advanced probe to detect landmines.
Joined by John Woodcock MP, the Find A Better Way team met with the researchers, students and staff in the impressive new Furness facilities, part of the £43million redelopment of the college.
Sir Bobby was delighted with the progress being made and by the enthusiasm and professionalism of those helping with his mission to improve humanitarian landmine detection.
'Is a Mine-Free World Still a Realistic Goal?' - 20 years of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
20th November 2012
On Monday 19th November, Find A Better Way joined other leading organisations at an event at the Commonwealth Club in London which explored the issues arising from the 20 year anniversary of the founding of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
The debate was chaired by Stuart Hughes, (Diplomatic Producer BBC news) and featured Prof Peter Wells (Find A Better Way's Scientific Users and Advisory Panel), Nick Roseveare (Mines Advisory Group), Steven Smith (Action on Armed Violence) Chris Austin (DFID), Agnes Agnes Marcaliou (Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service in New York), Judy Grayson (Unicef)
Find A Better Way would like to thank the sponsors, participants and attendees who helped make the evening such a success. Particular thanks goes to Nigel Ellway for organising the event and to everyone who gave so generously to Find A Better Way.
Land's End to John O'Groats for Find A Better Way
Find A Better Way, Our Research Focus
3rd August 2012
Find A better Way is delighted to share a video revealing the charity's long standing commitment to backing research into improved technology for humanitarian landmine detection.
The video is featured on the Find A Better Way channel on YouTube.
Sir Bobby lights up Old Trafford
24th June 2012
Sir Bobby Charlton was met by hundreds of early-risers as he carried the Olympic torch as it passed Old Trafford.
One of the world’s most well known footballing figures was delighted to carry the flame which embodies the tradition and spirit of the Olympic movement as it went by the home of Manchester United.
Sir Bobby to Attend Landmine Detection Event in Manchester
5th June 2012
On the 26th June, The University of Manchester will host the ‘Manchester Image Reconstruction and Analysis’ (MIRAN) is a one year programme of events to further research on tomography and imaging through multidisciplinary collaboration. Find A Better Way founder, Sir Bobby Charlton is delighted to have been asked to open the event.
The first workshop is on improving land mine detection technology. Leading scientists and mathematicians from across the globe will come together in Manchester and with the help of MAG focus on challenges of improving imaging methods to better discriminate between mines and other objects in the ground. The aim is to speed up mine clearance while maintaining the high standard of safety of current methods used by MAG.