sally and the su; ffering business
Through a canyon of 850 distracted teenagers, a candle --
Carrying a tight, strong Middle
Elderly women from the forum.
Due to unprecedented requests from students, Sally Trench was invited to preach here for the second time in nine months.
She began her sermon under the excavation of the school priest, which calmed her nerves and attracted the attention of the children.
Then, on a strong upper layer
Classroom sound of chain deepening
She described how she was on her way to Tuzla while indulging in the VE Day celebrations in the UK, and 32 \"her\" children had just been blown up in mortar attacks
\"Evil will win if good people do nothing,\" she growled.
\"Nothing can be done in the trenches.
While most of us are in a state of compassion fatigue, she was driven by a compassionate addiction from an early age. Single-handed -
She\'s not a man of orders.
She solved the problems of homelessness, alcohol abuse, drug use, etc. addiction, del-
Investigation, crime and the recent war.
Three years ago, at the age of 47, she began building a series of underground schools behind the Bosnian front, although not entirely traditional paper-based people, where she was selected as a Catholic Woman of the year because of her work.
\"I\'m often told to fuck off and manage my own business, but I won\'t,\" she said . \" She said with a smile.
\"It\'s my business to suffer.
\"In fact, she is used to being with people who are under pressure and suffering, because as someone who doesn\'t obviously need help, I feel like I am the object of doubt. Despite a big-
As soon as I arrived, she lit the fire and made a good dinner --
She seemed upset.
\"You are so good --
She told me not once, but four times.
This is not a compliment and it seems unwise to retaliate.
Sally Trench\'s experience in Bosnia cost them.
Her face is gray and nervous, her skin color is paper, and behind her arrogant appearance people feel a person\'s sense of such a fragile and complex insecurity that it can be dangerous to upset her.
We met at her house in wendbury, Oxfordshire, where she lived for four years.
Her house is very big, though unpretentious.
There are 10 bedrooms upstairs, one of which she converted
She and a former
A graduate of Oxford University
She gave it to a garden in the youth center. \"Nathan!
\"She suddenly shouted, strode to the window, trying to get the attention of a thin teenager, who was driving.
\"If you guys haven\'t cleared your fag by eleven o\'clock A. M. tomorrow, I\'ll kill you.
\"When she moved to winderbury, the plan for trbench was to make her house a base to help talented criminal teenagerslevels.
War broke out in Bosnia in the spring of 1992.
\"Like the rest of the world,\" she said, \"I sat there watching TV and was shocked by what I saw.
Hell, I think!
I can\'t sit here in my comfortable home and there\'s nothing I can do about it.
I have to go out!
Even though she had never seen him before, she decided it was up to Richard Branson to help.
\"I know that a letter to him will never pass through his secretary, so I wrote a letter to his wife.
\"Dear Mrs. Branson,\" I wrote, \"as a mother of four children, I believe you are as worried about what is going on in Bosnia as you are.
I don\'t have any money. Your husband also has a plane. I want to split it.
The plane was fixed two weeks later.
In Bosnia, she works around the camp.
She said: \"This is the first time I look evil on my face.
When you work with people who take drugs or drink, no matter how sympathetic you are, you can\'t help but think, \"Come on, it\'s your own fault.
But these are innocent victims.
I know I feel guilty for the rest of my life if I go.
\"In a refugee camp in Karlovac on the front line, she heard that 200 orphans were evacuated to the UK in villages around Banja Luka.
She invited 25 people to stay with her in winderbury.
\"All the responsibility falls on me,\" she said with relish . \".
But the children are very flexible.
Within 48 hours, they rode around the house, laughing and playing with the dog.
We had three big meals a day.
\"By November, the war in Bosnia had escalated and she began to feel that it was time to go back.
\"The children have assured me that they must find their brothers and sisters and bring them to the UK as well.
\"But when trfar arrived at Split, the British government restricted visas for further entry for refugees.
\"I wrote an angry letter to The Times,\" she said, \"and then I swear that I will go to them if I can\'t take the children out.
So she started her pilgrimage.
She climbed her three last week. and-a-half-
Ford trucks depart for Bosnia on the 22nd.
\"I am now the oldest person there to help,\" she said . \"
Satisfaction of disguise
\"People were burned quickly.
I have been plagued by great perseverance, a crazy sense of humor and faith in God.
\"Sally Trench has had these three qualities from a very young age, to an unusual degree.
She was born in Woking at the end of the war and grew up in London, which seems to be a traditional, successful middle classclass family. Her father -
Now Sir Peter trench
In the housing industry (
Once a managing director of Bovis).
This family will spend a week in St John Wood, north London, and spend the weekend at a country house near bilingshute, Sussex.
But her early life was so chaotic.
She complained that her parents were working and that she was raised by a nanny --
She said she now almost completely forgets her memories for the first 10 years.
\"I am sure I should be blamed, but I feel trapped, unhappy and very unloved.
I suffer terrible emotional pain, the less happy I am, the worse my behavior is.
\"For example, on her seventh birthday, she got a watch and she quickly put her hand on the floor.
At the age of 15, her brother was appointed Chief boy of Ampleforth, who was expelled from the fifth monastery school.
She said: \"I am an obvious humiliation that my parents expect.
The more I resist, the worse my relationship with my parents is.
Nevertheless, or because of this unpleasantness, she grew up with what she called a \"sense of mission.
\"Maybe it\'s an escape from reality,\" she said.
\"Maybe, because my behavior is so bad that no one wants me, I need a God who thinks I\'m special.
But since I was five years old, I feel that God\'s hand has been on me.
\"After she was expelled from school for the fifth and last time, she began to look for reasons.
She found it at Waterloo station.
One late night in his 60 s, on his way home after the party, trfar noticed a group of homeless men and women settling in to sleep in the newspaper.
\"I look smart,\" she recalls. \"I think, \'Gosh, it\'s disgusting!
But then I thought, \"Wait, I\'m a Christian.
What must I do?
So I sat down between the two dry men, handed them cigarettes and started talking.
\"Among the homeless in Waterloo, she found not only the reason, but also the loved ones.
In the evening, she began to secretly visit them and bike away from her parents\' home for 6 miles with coffee and blankets.
She then took to the streets, either living in abandoned buildings with addicts, or with my drinkers at the scene of the bomb, many of whom were veterans who were weak due to shell explosions.
Father Hugh tewates, an older Jesuit, remembers one night when she joined the bench as she walked around the East End.
She took him to a wasteland where nine people sat around the fire.
\"A man fell into the fire while he was drunk and his hand was severely burned.
She treated them and bandaged them.
\"They moved to an abandoned cellar and dressed an old man\'s wound with an ulcer foot.
\"She told me,\" he said, \"that one night she was walking around with Cardinal Heenan.
\"Among those who drank coffee, he recognized one of his old priests.
\"Dear Sally,\" recalled father Tiwaz.
\"She is a huge, charming personality, but in a way unstable.
She\'s a little pathetic.
She won\'t sit still in her heart.
\"This rootless, unstable existence cannot last forever.
Four years later, trfar found himself recovering from exhaustion in a mental hospital.
As a treatment, she began to write a memoir about her life on the street.
Buried me in boots became one of the best-selling books of 1968 and eventually sold more than a million copies.
She said: \"Because of my looks and who I live with, I was called a prostitute on the streets of London, and I became a Joan of Arc in bloody England.
This is a bright and smart
Not a beautiful girl.
Class background living with homeless people.
This is a media paradise for stories, and they have not used it.
She appeared on Emon Andrews at the age of 19 and was invited to a cocktail party at Buckingham Palace.
\"I thought the Duke of Kent was a waiter,\" she recalled with a smile.
\"My God, I am very rude to him.
The Duke of Edinburgh came up and said, \"I\'m afraid I only read half of your book, but I was wondering how you avoided rape.
MGM wants to make a musical, the story of Sally\'s trench. She refused.
\"I saw Julie Andrews dancing at the scene of the bomb and singing,\" I, the glorious way. No, I guess!
She fled to the United States.
She had planned to travel but ended up working with drug addicts in Harlem\'s slums.
This may be inevitable.
Trench has dropped so much from the traditional society that she has never really found a foothold in this society.
At the age of 25, she returned to England, a single mother of two boys.
Five years ago, she married a Polish widow, who had six children of his own and left him.
\"I\'m not a perfect wife,\" she admitted.
\"Homeless with no support from parents or ex
Husband, she is looking for ways to raise children at home.
Only three O-left school though.
She persuaded the London Education Authority to hire her as an education and welfare officer;
With the financial support of a wealthy philanthropist, she opened a house on Menelik Road in north London as a school for illegal and unsuitable teenagers.
Over 20 years, more than 600 boys and girls have passed her care.
Her approach is unorthodox.
For example, when she found out that one of her students had stolen a bunch of keys, she broke into his parents\' garage and stole his bike in return.
Her progress measures are equally unorthodox.
She said: \"If a child robbed 10 old ladies in a year and he only robbed one next year, I believe the old lady won\'t agree, but I think it\'s a success
\"It\'s an unconventional upbringing for her son.
Nick said: \"I used to think that all mothers had spent a long time in the hospital and recovered from being attacked . \" Nick is now 22 years old and is an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. (
His brother Christopher works for the Burton Group;
Both children go to private schools. )
But in Sally\'s army, a 1992 BBC documentary about her work after ILEA was abolished, Menelik road was closed, many former
The students proved that Trench had changed their lives.
\"Sally gave us confidence that we could do it,\" said Paul Latimer, a boy who stole a bicycle from Sally . \".
\"We can go out, find it, grab it.
\"The root of her success is her own Peter Pan.
Like refusing to give up her youth
In middle age, when she walked around the house in jeans, T-
Shirts and bouncy sneakers, talking loudly and crazily between long-smoked her Yugoslavia cigarettes, still have many restless, rebellious teenagers running away from home.
It\'s no surprise that when she was involved in Bosnia, it was children who focused on it.
She said: \"I made up my mind that they would not grow up and think it was normal for them to see terror around them.
\"In 1993, she began to set up a school in Mostar, East.
\"At first, the Snipes were so powerful that it was not safe for the children to move around, so we dug up the trenches and a room of the same size \"--
She sat in a comfortable seat. room.
\"We went to school in the cold and cold rain.
Then I was more organized.
I started taking out the educational equipment.
Paper, pen, exercise book.
\"The homes of more than half of the children being dealt with in the trenches were shelled and they were separated from their parents and siblings.
They can\'t focus more than a few minutes at a time, and her goal is that the school should provide some kind of treatment.
But I made the most terrible mistake. In Posusje -
There is no river\"
I make powder paint.
I think, \"Come on, dear!
This will be a very good treatment.
I didn\'t realize there was no water in this town.
They were given two cups a day.
Will they waste it on powder paint?
She moved to Tuzla from Mostar.
\"At first,\" she said, \"I don\'t know how I\'m going to give the children the confidence to come out and meet me.
So I took 11 red shirts and 11 blue shirts and stood in the middle of Tuzla and shouted, \"Yes!
Manchester United football club against Chelsea Football Club.
They all know what I\'m talking about. We played the best football game, a small war of our own.
Then I said, \"Okay, guys.
School at six o\'clock A. M. tomorrow afternoon.
They look very blank.
I said to the translator, what happened?
Is this the word school?
She said no, because they don\'t know when it\'s six o\'clock A. M.
No one has a watch.
They all went to the black market.
At six the next morning, she rang the bell of the church.
She said with a smile, \"the poor priest is very upset.
\"He will not be alone.
Trbench is eager for love and recognition to work with such singles
The trace she left was as angry as her love.
She handed over the Bosnia School to teachers in Croatia, the United States and the United Kingdom and, with the help of Swiss charities, set up a youth center in Mostar.
This spring she dragged the children of simostar away and cleared a shelled kindergarten, where she drove over with a truck --
Computer load, hi-
Equipment and disco lights.
Her British colleagues are confused.
\"People have been saying to me, why bother you when everything can be shelled again?
I think it\'s special.
Even if these children may all die tomorrow, what should we do for them.
\"This part is anger at adults --
Let her turn to the common sense of the child.
Over the past year, trbench has visited more than 50 schools in the country and the United States, and they have funded her work. \"At day-
\"School,\" she explained, \"I just gave them a list of things I needed to take out on my next trip and told them to go on. At boarding-
School, I asked them to raise money.
In bennden, I just said to the children, \"you will spend your pocket money in two days --
Why not give me the children of Bosnia?
In a month, I visited schools in the United States and raised 30,000.
The St. Lawrence College at Ramsgate has just raised £ 5,000 for Trench.
Its pastor, David Blackwell, said he had never seen someone make such an impact on the children: \"She energized them.
\"In Christ\'s Hospital, the effect is similar.
When the children gathered by her side after the church, she showed up a portion of the Superwoman, and a portion of the female students of St. Trini marveled calmly and calmly at the cheap vodka and cigarettes in Bosnia;
For a moment, she described how she watched Mostar\'s children eat mice, the next one with her own disgraceful school career story.
\"Hold on,\" she told a militant sixth former reporter . \".
\"I will take you to Bosnia in two years.
\"But for older bystanders, it seems suspicious whether or not Trench will travel to Bosnia for the sixth time.
Leave school before. After three-and-a-
In the six months of Bosnia and 35 years of charity, the pressure began to emerge.
Before speaking in the Chapel of Christ Hospital, she was so nervous that she retched the principal\'s toilet.
The crowd scared her.
Recently, outside a supermarket, she found herself shrinking to the ground with fear after a car backfired.
If someone nearby takes out a white handkerchief, she will suffer from panic (
While in the custody of Srebrenica, Serbian soldiers had stuffed one into her mouth to prevent her from screaming).
She ate too little and drank too much.
\"As we all know, I drink border guards under the table,\" she said . \".
This is not hard to imagine.
The most worrying thing is that she insists on blindly believing that she is indestructible.
If Shell were shocked to destroy some of the men she took care of in her 60 s, wouldn\'t it destroy her too? \"Me? \"\"Yes.
\"I will not be destroyed because my God does not allow it.
As long as I use my gift in the right way, my God will take care of me.
There is only one thing that can stop her, she said.
If the United Nations were to withdraw from Bosnia, the road would be closed and she would not be able to return. What then? Retire-ment?
\"I will,\" she said, \"died before I retired.
\"Given her earlier recognition of a firm belief in euthanasia, it is a chilling prediction.
\"I have taken control of my life and I will take control of my death,\" she insisted.
\"But for now, she is still interested in life.
\"My dream is to have a horse race,\" she said . \"
\"I want to leave it in the best stable to train and follow it as soon as it wins.
I love the hooves of that moment.
Like being shelled, it makes adrenaline go up. Marvellous.