Chief Executive joins Sir Bobby Charlton’s team in a quest to save lives

A UK charity funding research into landmine detection and destruction has appointed its first Chief Executive. Martin Dansey is to head the Find A Better Way team.

Martin comes to Find A Better Way from the Centre for Blast Injuries at Imperial College, London, where he was Head of Operations.

He has previously held senior roles in the British Military and as Director of the Household Cavalry Foundation.

Find A Better Way is the only UK charity focused primarily on research to improve the detection of landmines by humanitarian demining teams.

The charity was founded by Sir Bobby Charlton after the England and Manchester United legend witnessed the destruction caused by landmines during visits to Bosnia and Cambodia.

It would take around 1,000 years and cost around 30 billion US Dollars to clear the estimated 110 million active landmines across the globe.

Find A Better Way is working with five UK university led research teams to develop technology which will give humanitarian teams the tools to speed up landmine clearance and save lives.

Uniquely, Find A Better Way has an independent science panel, made up of eminent scientists and mathematicians, which recommends projects for grant funding. grants.

The charity is also funding education programmes in landmine zones and projects at the Centre for Blast Injuries designed to bring forward affordable prosthetic limbs and treatment for amputees who have lost limbs as a result of landmine blasts.

Sir Bobby said: “We are very pleased to welcome Martin to our small but highly committed team.   His vast experience in the military and at the Centre for Blast Injuries gives Martin great insight into the issues involved in our quest to find a better way to detect landmines and save lives.”

Martin said: “Find A Better Way is unique in its determination to transform the way that landmines are detected. The charity has recognised that great strides forward are needed in the science behind landmines technology if we are to move towards the goal of a landmine free world.”

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For further information contact Nigel Howle on 07762043436, email nigelhowle@o2.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Find A Better Way is working with research scientists to develop technology to accelerate the detection and safe removal of the estimated 110 million landmines in place around the world.

Find A Better Way is based at Booths Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire.

For more information on Find A Better Way, please visit their website at www.findabetterway.org.uk

gh level scientific research projects up and running and look forward to working with the dedicated staff and trustees at Find A Better Way.”

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For further information contact Nigel Howle on 07762043436, email nigelhowle@o2.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Find A Better Way is working with research scientists to develop technology to accelerate the detection and safe removal of the estimated 110 million landmines in place around the world.

Find A Better Way is based at Booths Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire.

For more information on Find A Better Way, please visit their website at www.findabetterway.org.uk