About Us

Hector’s Greyhound Rescue is a registered charity made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who devote their time to saving and rehoming ex-racing Greyhounds and other sighthounds.


How it all began

It all started for Hayley at the end of 2002 when she was taking Ollie, her St Bernard, to the vet for a health check. She came across a retired couple who ran a greyhound rescue. They were holding an emaciated black greyhound who looked so sad. His coat was dull and dirty and he had cuts on his toes from urine burns. Hayley volunteered to help the couple with their rescue and was hooked.

After hours of research and travelling to dog pounds in Ireland and the UK, Hayley decided that she really wanted to make a difference, even if it was only to a few dogs. It was this quote that really inspired her:

While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me.

As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task.

He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. There were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said,

“It makes a difference for this one.”

I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.

Loren Eiseley

Then one day, Hayley stumbled across a poor greyhound who had really been through the wars. He had a broken tail, was a bag of bones and scared of his own shadow. It was the dog that stayed, and will always stay, in Hayley’s heart. It was Hector.

Hector lived with Hayley until his last days and became the first of many that she went on to rescue and re-home. Hayley’s aim, together with her team of volunteers, is to save as many of these hounds from pain and suffering as she can.


Josie Sedgwick-Davies


Josie starred in “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget” as Frizzle in 2023, and is a proud patron of Hector’s Greyhound Rescue.

Alexander J Osborn


Alexander has enjoyed a remarkable career, spanning acting and modelling, gracing adverts and magazine covers alike. Transitioning into the equestrian world, he now stands as a professional in horse shows and proud owner of The Old Manor Stables. With a profound affection for animals, he dotes on his five hounds from Hector’s, cherishing every moment with them.

Meet the team

Hayley Bradley

Chief Executive

It all began in 2002 when Hayley discovered an ex-racing Greyhound in a terrible state at the vets. This encouraged Hayley enough to help with the big decision she was prepared to make, and so the Rescue was to go on to be created. Working for local authorities at the time, her career path was now going to change dramatically and be focussed on animal welfare. And she has never looked back. Hayley enjoys her life of the farm with her children and all the hounds, with the idyllic scenery of the West Wales Coastline that it overlooks.

Alison Jones

Compliance Trustee

Alison has a BSc (Hons) Biomedical science and worked for a time in a veterinary tissue bank working on bone allografts and stem cell treatments for canines. This is where Alison became very aware of the plight of the greyhound. Alison now works as an analytical chemist in a quality capacity for a leading pharmaceutical company. Alison joined Hector’s two years ago and has previous years of experience working within animal rescue. Alison has expertise in compliance, lean manufacturing and governance. Alison lives in Wales with her husband, son and dogs Jake and Meg.

Martin Simons


I joined the Royal Navy straight from school, trained in communications, had many shore draughts, sea time on Hermes, Nurton and the best sea draught was Apollo. I am proud to be a veteran, have just been voted in Oswestry’s RNA to be standard bearer for formal functions, I was also proud to have laid a wreath for fallen animals on behalf of Hector’s the last 2 remembrance Sundays, and currently help with PR.

Fred Brown


Born to a farming lifestyle, Fred joined the RAF where he was introduced to climbing and became involved in the RAF Mountain Rescue. After that he has been in petrol retail, a knife sharpener, a frozen fish salesman and then started in engineering. In 2012 Fred retired to Wales and in 2013 Belle his greyhound arrived. From that moment greyhounds have become a part of his life.

Frances Pritchard


Frances, a skilled commercial property solicitor residing in Liverpool, discovered her passion for greyhounds through her former housemate’s dog, Lenny. Upon purchasing her own home, she couldn’t imagine life without a greyhound and found her first one, Mani, at Hector’s. Unexpectedly, Lenny joined the family due to unforeseen circumstances with his previous owners. Now, Frances, her partner Ben, and their two beloved greyhounds, Lenny and Mani, enjoy a happy life together.

Amanda Price


Hello, I’m Amanda, and I’m proud to be the secretary for Hector’s Greyhound Rescue, based in Shropshire. My role here allows me to combine my love for animals with my organizational skills to make a positive impact in the lives of greyhounds in need. As a dedicated vegetarian, I’m deeply committed to animal welfare and ensuring that every greyhound in our care receives the love and support they deserve.

Outside of my work with Hector’s Greyhound Rescue, I’m also passionate about genealogy. Delving into family histories and uncovering the stories of our ancestors is a hobby that brings me joy and fulfilment. It’s a wonderful complement to my work with rescue animals, as it reminds me of the importance of understanding our roots and the connections that bind us all together.

Compassion and empathy are the driving forces behind everything I do. Whether it’s advocating for greyhounds in need or tracing the footsteps of my ancestors, I believe in treating all beings with kindness and respect. As a vegetarian, I strive to live in harmony with my values and make choices that reflect my commitment to a more compassionate world.

Contact Amanda on AmandaatHectors@gmail.com