Old Boy News: Mustafa Sheikh

Although Lindisfarne Old Boy Mustafa Sheikh was not at Lindisfarne for long, he is a wonderful embodiment of the College’s values of service and kindness and he attributes much of what he has achieved with his charity work to his time at Lindisfarne. Since leaving school, Mustafa has established a charitable trust: Bread Charity Foundation in Auckland in an effort to address some of the economic inequities in the East Coast and Hawke's Bay.

He has also managed to rope All Blacks Keven Mealamu and Nehe Milner-Skudder in to help with some of the charity’s fundraising projects like the annual Bread Charity Supercar Rally which will take place at Aotea Centre, along Queen's St on February 15. Growing up in Gisborne, Mustafa, or Mussie as he is known to his friends, took some of the poverty he witnessed among his school friends to be the norm and it wasn’t until he stepped out of the community that he realised things didn’t have to be like that. All  Bread’s initiatives are aimed at adding value to the lives of children who are trapped in poverty or hardship.

You can read the full Hawke's Bay Today article here.

Article added: Friday 14 February 2020