Helen Yeadon and her husband Michael are the founders of Greatwood, a charity they set up in 1990 to care for retired racehorses and children with special needs. Helen has always been an animal lover. She grew up on a farm in Wiltshire and was riding horses from the age of seven. She and Michael used to run a small hotel in the Cotswolds, before they moved to Devon and started collected retired racehorses, dogs, goats, chickens, geese and sheep. It was there that idea for Greatwood was born.