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17
Oct
2013

Honorary Degree for Sir Bobby

Find A Better Way’s founder Sir Bobby Charlton has received an honorary Doctorate from Manchester University.

The award is a fitting honour from the university at the heart of the city where Sir Bobby made his name as a footballer after bursting on to the scene as a member of the famed “Busby Babes.”

Sir Bobby has continued to serve Manchester United as a Director and Ambassador and his statue stands proudly outside the Old Trafford stadium.

An equally successful England international career was crowned with the ultimate prize of a World Cup winner’s medal in 1966.

But the honorary degree was also awarded for Sir Bobby’s achievements off the pitch.

Sir Bobby is a member of the Laureus Academy, which uses sport to help tackle pressing social challenges.

In 2011, he founded Find a Better Way to develop new technology to accelerate the detection and removal of landmines globally, working with the University of Manchester and other partners in the North West.