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.