Brenda was born and educated in London, UK. In wartime she remembers being evacuated to a farm in Devon, where a love of animals and nature developed in her. She remembers especially rescuing the baby rabbits and field-mice at harvest-time.
Concern for the cruel treatment of farm animals continued to grow and Brenda joined the committee of Animal Liberation and followed a vegan lifestyle.
Living now in Nana Glen with Richard and an assortment of animals, she remains on the committee of HIS (now Working for Animals). She is also a founding member of Cheeta – a group established to campaign for the ethical treatment of all animals.