Meet the Team

Bucket List Wishes is run solely by volunteers, who donate there time and skills for free.  Below you’ll meet our charity trustees, however many other people contribute their time and services to fundraise and help us grant wishes:

Celebrity Supporter: Melinda Messenger

We are thrilled to have Melinda on board as our first Celebrity Supporter we appreciate the time she donates to us and that she champions us as a charity she supports. In October 2016 Melinda appeared on Series 6 of ITV’s Celebrity – The Chase and along with 3 Team mates beat The Governess winning an amazing £25,000 for us!!! This money will grant so many wishes for terminally ill adults in the South of England!

Gini Blesky Founder: Gini Hackett

Gini lives just outside of Reading and is a busy Mum to 5 amazing children (two sets of teenage twins and a younger son). She works full time as an experienced freelance make up artist and really loves working on weddings. She enjoys travelling, she’s passionate about music and loves going to live gigs. Gini is the founder of Bucket List Wishes and set it up in July 2013 in memory of her Mum who she sadly lost to cancer earlier that year. She believes granting wishes for terminally ill adults gives them so much enjoyment in their darkest hours but most importantly it makes memories for those to cherish that they one day leave behind.

Samantha Little Trustee: Samantha Little

Samantha lives in Maidenhead and has been a long term friend of Gini’s. She’s very proud to be involved with the charity from its inception.  She loves living life to the full and has close family and friends, which only makes the involvement in the charity all the more poignant.  She works in IT and has been an IT girl for as long as she can remember.

Samantha McCreadie Trustee: Samantha Gamlin

Samantha lives in Bristol is a Mum to two lovely grown up sons and works full time as a childminder. She enjoys socialising with friends, having weekends away & going on sunny holidays. Samantha became a trustee for Bucket List Wishes to support granting wishes for others in Jean’s memory as she was her favourite Auntie.