About us

50 Things to Do is one of Birth to 19's projects, all of which are helping children have a great start to life. We are based in the Outstanding Nursery School, St Edmund's in Girlington, Bradford.

50 Things to Do Before You're Five was initially developed for families attending St Edmund's Nursery School. During the development process the team reflected that it could be available for all families across Bradford and sourced seed funding to develop the project as an App and Website. We then spoke to neighbouring local authorities, who loved it, so we developed a commissioning model.

Here at 50 Things, we are passionate about reducing inequalities and increasing life chances. Through place-based, playful experiences, 50 Things to Do helps young children to have the best start in life. It inspires families to make their homes a great place for their children to learn and thrive

Meet the Team

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Christian Bunting

Christian’s passion for education spans a number of years in senior roles. He has led the development of Bradford Birth to 19 from its inception.

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Andrea Layzell
National Early Years Projects Lead

Andrea has worked in Early Years for over 30 years. This includes 20 years working for local authorities, as a consultant supporting practitioners, and most recently with Bradford Birth to 19.

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Becca Oberg
Head of Partnerships and Strategy

Rebecca has worked in Early Years for over 30 years. She has held leadership roles in both the charitable and private sectors, in the UK and internationally.

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Rebecca Heald 
Partnerships Manager

Part of Rebecca's role is to lead our Project Officers Team to increase participation, from families and agencies, with our 50 Things to Do Project in Bradford.

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Natalie Waller
Marketing and Design Lead

Natalie joined the team in February 2023, with previous experience volunteering in educational settings, working with young people in sports and a professional background in the luxury marketing industry.

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Renaah Khalid
Marketing and Social Media Lead

Renaah has a marketing background and has previously worked in the care sector. She has a passion for giving back to the community and is excited about the development of 50 Things To Do. 

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Anna Mykhalchyshyna 
Business Development Officer

After ten years of work as a Marketing and Sales Director in the automotive industry, Anna moved to work in education. Anna moved to the UK and joined the 50 Things to Do Team in June 2022.

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Imogen Chancellor
Marketing and Communications Officer

Imogen's marketing background comes from both her educational and professional experience. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Marketing as well as practical digital marketing experience within the cocktail drinks sector. She has volunteered with young children in America and Australia.

Rachael Dennis
Project Officer

Rachael has been volunteering with families in local communities and beyond for over a decade. Previously a 50 Things Enthusiast, Rachael is bringing that same enthusiasm and more to her role of Project Officer.  

Rachel Cambell
Project Officer

Rachel works part-time as a Project Officer for 50 Things to Do. The rest of her time is spent volunteering in her local area, supporting families online and exploring all the nooks and crannies of Bradford with her Home Educated children.

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Rosie Gasson
Evaluation Officer

Since 2011, Rosie has volunteered and worked with young people and adults with additional needs across charitable projects, colleges, and schools.