It was with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the untimely passing of our friend Steven Dick, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Budapest.
When Steven arrived in Hungary in November 2019 he kindly accepted our invitation to become part of the Robert Burns International Foundation by sitting on our Curatorium as a board member. In the few months that he fulfilled that role he did so with great energy and enthusiasm.
In February, in his capacity as DHM and as a board member, Steven participated at a function down in Zalaegerszeg in support of the local hospital that the RBIF has supported for a number of years.
Clearly a busy individual, he didn’t even have time to return to his flat following a trip back to the UK, and we picked him up at the airport at Saturday lunchtime before travelling straight down to the south-east of Hungary in time for the function, where he enthralled the nurses, doctors and guests with his friendly demeanour and his excellent grasp of Hungarian after such a short time.
And that sums Steven up. Honest, hard-working, committed and fun, always willing to help.
He will be sorely missed.
The Robert Burns International Foundation (RBIF) is supported by the British Ambassador to Hungary and the Hungarian Ambassador to the UK. The Honorary President of the foundation is Sir Alex Ferguson, former manager of Manchester United football club. In the last 20 years the organisation has raised several hundred thousand euros to help sick and underprivileged children.