By Mukesh Sharma MBE DL, Board Trustee - National Heritage Memorial Fund
Photos by Presseye Northern Ireland
Mukesh Sharma holds the position of Chair of the Northern Ireland Committee for The National Lottery Heritage Fund. And is UK trustee for the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
He currently holds voluntary positions with: The Prince's Trust - NI council member,
ArtsEkta - Founder and Director,
Barnardos NI - Chairperson,
Moving on Music - Director.
As someone from an Asian (Indian) background, born in the UK and living in Northern Ireland since the age of five, I can honestly say that the people of Northern Ireland are warm, caring, generous often to a fault and very welcoming. It is a beautiful country, blessed with some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. I would not want to live anywhere else! But like the rest of the UK – these have been challenging times with the perfect storm of COVID and Brexit rolled into one.