“Sally Becker partly redeemed the good name of Western Europe by the heroic work that she carried out in Bosnia at the height of the war.” --Tom Gallagher Emeritus Professor of Ethnic Peace and Conflict studies -Bradford University.
In May 1993, Sally Becker went to Bosnia to help the innocent victims of war. She started by delivering humanitarian aid to the region and was soon hailed the Angel of Mostar for saving wounded children and their families from the besieged city. Sally continued her work throughout the conflict and is credited with saving many lives.
When Milosevic ordered his troops into Kosovo, her missions continued but as the conflict began to escalate the aid agencies pulled out and the borders were closed. Undeterred, Sally crossed the mountains on foot to bring medicines to a besieged hospital in Junik. She was captured by Serb paramilitaries while helping sick and wounded children and their families to escape, but neither this, nor being shot by masked gunmen could make her abandon her task.
An artist and writer, Sally lives in Brighton in the South East of England. Her work rescuing innocent victims of war 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 alongside Mohammed Ali at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games.
Sally has recently published her memoirs, Sunflowers and Snipers.
Known around the World as the Angel Mostar fascinating speaker Sally Becker went to Bosnia in 1993 and was resposnible for saving many wounded children and their families from the besieged city. She was one of eight people chosen to carry the Olympic Flag alongside Mohammed Ali at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games