Sally Becker is known as the ‘Angel of Mostar’ and is the founder of Road to Peace and Save a Child who has spent most of her life helping sick and injured children in areas of conflict. A truly passionate advocate of those who have been affected by war, Sally Becker is a powerful, humorous and inspirational keynote speaker.
Sally’s work as a humanitarian has been well documented, especially in Bosnia where she became known as ‘The Angel of Mostar’ after rescuing wounded children and their families from besieged hospitals. Amidst the carnage and the chaos, she managed to negotiate ceaseﬁres in areas where others had failed and is credited with saving hundreds of lives. During the war in Kosovo, Sally was captured by Serb paramilitaries while taking injured children and their families across the mountains to safety and was later shot by masked gunmen in Northern Albania.
In 2012 Sally was chosen to carry the Olympic Flag for Peace and Justice alongside Mohammed Ali at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games.
In 2014 Sally founded Road to Peace, a registered UK charity working across the globe to facilitate vital medical treatment for sick and injured children, an example of whom was the much publicised Dilbreen, who was severely burned in an Iraqi settlement camp, and who’s family were separated from him during President Trump’s Muslim ban.
Sally has spent the past ﬁve years helping children ﬂeeing from ISIS in Syria and Northern Iraq. She is the founder of Save a Child, a digital application that will connect doctors in areas of conﬂict with a global network of paediatric specialists ready to assist remotely.
Sally's rescue work has been recognised with many awards, including the Freedom of Tropoje Award, Unsung Heroes Award for bravery, The Ross McWhirter Award for Bravery, The Variety Club Award and Woman of the Year, Blue Drop Group Sicily, as well as an invite to Windsor Castle where she was introduced to HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Sally has spent the past twenty six years helping innocent victims of war and she draws on her experiences to inspire audiences as a powerful keynote and motivational speaker.
Sally draws upon her own experiences to show that through determination, courage and initiative anything is possible. A truly passionate advocate of those who have been affected by war, Sally Becker is a powerful, humorous and inspirational keynote speaker.
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What people said about Sally Becker
- "Very inspirational speaker. Very engaging and emotional."
- - Berkshire Federation of Women's Institutes