Our Ambassadors


Giles Duley

For over a decade Giles Duley has been documenting the impact of war on civilians, with a focus on long-term physical injuries. He is an award winning photographer and has worked tirelessly to highlight the plight of people living in former war zones across the globe.

Giles’ life changed forever when, while embedded with US troops in Afghanistan, he stepped on a improvised explosive device. Giles lost both legs and an arm in the incident, but says his recovery was spurred on by his determination to continue his work to highlight the plight of landmine victims.

Following the success of a five-year photographic project exploring the long-term effects of conflict globally, Giles has now launched his own Legacy of War Foundation which is helping people to rebuild their lives after conflict. Giles has visited prosthetics centres and met amputees in countries across the world: from Angola to Colombia, Cambodia to Afghanistan. He has dedicated the last ten years of his life to telling their stories and has done so many times in support of The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation’s work with conflict affected communities.

Stuart Hughes

Stuart Hughes is one of the BBC’s most experienced and respected foreign news producers. For more than two decades he has covered dozens of historic news events around the world, working alongside many of the best-known names in broadcast journalism. His assignments have included the 9/11 attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Arab Spring uprisings, the death of Nelson Mandela, the Syrian civil war, the migrant crisis and President Putin’s Russia.

In April 2003 Stuart was on assignment for BBC News in northern Iraq. One morning his team travelled to a frontline position in the town of Kifri, which had been abandoned the night before by Saddam Hussein’s forces. Their guide, a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier, assured the team the area was safe. He was wrong.

Just seconds after stepping out of his vehicle, Stuart triggered an anti-personnel landmine and blew off his right heel. Thinking they were coming under fire, his cameraman ran for cover setting off two more mines and was killed instantly. Stuart received emergency medical treatment in Iraq before being flown back to the UK. Five days after stepping on the landmine Stuart’s right leg was amputated below the knee. Three months after the amputation he was fitted with his first prosthetic leg at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff.

Today Stuart is able to speak passionately about the devastating impact that explosive remnants of war have on communities around the world. He regularly shares his inspiring story in support of a number of humanitarian charities, including The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation.