Parents & Carers

Our Team

50 Things to Do is a national initiative from Bradford Birth to 19. Meet our 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.

Becca Oberg
Head of Partnerships

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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Verity Sowden
Marketing and Business Development Lead

Verity has been working and volunteering in the charity sector for over five years. She is passionate about making learning fun and accessible for all.

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.  

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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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Renaah Khalid
Content and Communications Officer

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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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.

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Natalie Waller
Social Media and Communications Officer

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.

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.

Zara Thornborough
Project Officer

Zara works full-time as a Project Officer for 50 Things to Do. The rest of her time is spent having fun exploring the beautiful countryside of West Yorkshire with her Boston Terrier Parker, exploring museums and wild swimming.