Sarah grew up in the Northamptonshire countryside where from a young age she was encouraged by her mother, an RSPB member for many years, to observe birds.   As a result she became an early member of the Northamptonshire Naturalists Trust in the sixties.

With a background in charity PR, she now manages the woodlands and biodiversity on the family farm, as well as helping run a free range poultry business.

She is a trustee of two other charitable trusts and until recently was a volunteer caseworker for forces’ charities.  She is an avid gardener as well as a beekeeper.