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Sally Becker

The Angel of Mostar, Sally Becker saved the lives of hundreds of children in Bosnia in the 1990's. She was chosen to carry the flag at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

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Sally Becker Biography

Full of innocence and a naive desire to help, Sally Becker went to Bosnia in 1993 to help the innocent victims of war by delivering humanitarian aid to the region. ‘The Angel of Mostar’ rescued wounded children and their families from the besieged city and is credited with saving hundreds of lives.

Continuing with a steely bravery even when Milosevic ordered his troops into Kosovo and the conflict escalated, Sally remained undeterred. As other aid agencies began to pull out and the borders were closed, Sally became more determined. She crossed the mountains on foot to bring medicine to a besieged hospital, and was captured by Serb paramilitaries and shot by masked gunmen. Still Sally did not abandon her task.

Sally’s rescue work has been recognised with many awards, including the Unsung Heroes Award, The Ross McWhirter Award for Bravery, The Variety Club Award and...

Full of innocence and a naive desire to help, Sally Becker went to Bosnia in 1993 to help the innocent victims of war by delivering humanitarian aid to the region. ‘The Angel of Mostar’ rescued wounded children and their families from the besieged city and is credited with saving hundreds of lives.

Continuing with a steely bravery even when Milosevic ordered his troops into Kosovo and the conflict escalated, Sally remained undeterred. As other aid agencies began to pull out and the borders were closed, Sally became more determined. She crossed the mountains on foot to bring medicine to a besieged hospital, and was captured by Serb paramilitaries and shot by masked gunmen. Still Sally did not abandon her task.

Sally’s rescue work has been recognised with many awards, including the Unsung Heroes Award, The Ross McWhirter Award for Bravery, The Variety Club Award and Woman of the Year, Blue Drop Group Sicily. In May 1998, Sally was invited to Windsor Castle where she was introduced to HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Sally is a Goodwill Ambassador to "Children of Peace", a multi-faith charity dedicated to building friendship, trust and reconciliation between Israeli and Palestinian children.

In July 2012, she was one of eight people chosen to carry the Olympic Flag at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games.

Sally has recently published her memoirs, Sunflowers and Snipers.

For further information or to book Sally Becker, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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