On 31 July – 1 August 2020 the RBIF took part in a charity golf weekend to help raise money for the Foundation for Saving Premature Babies and Paediatric Intensive Care in Zalaegerszeg, one of the RBIF’s key partners in 2020.
This foundation raises money for the paediatric unit at the Szent Rafael Hospital in Zalaegerszeg, and for the last two years the RBIF has been a key contributor in collaboration with FirstMed Centers, as part of our SME Sponsorship Scheme.
The objective of the weekend was to raise money for a new outdoor rehabilitation area at the hospital, giving children who spend weeks and months in hospital the opportunity to make progress in their recovery in the fresh air.
Some of the children who stayed in the paediatric unit as premature babies featured on posters showing just how much they had achieved since those early days, and what their dreams are. If you can help us fulfil those dreams, like horse-riding in the sunset or having a little dog then please let us know!
The tournament was named the Steven Dick Memorial in memory of Deputy UK Ambassador and RBIF Curatorium member Steven Dick, who sadly fell victim to Covid-19 earlier this year, and Ambassador Iain Lindsay also attended the event, even winning the Men’s B category. Well done to him!
Steven attended the Zalaegerszeg foundation’s 10th anniversary dinner in February along with Douglas Arnott, the RBIF’s chairman, where they handed over deserved awards to nurses with long service records. At the golf event the organisers put together a very touching video of Steven’s time in Zalaegerszeg, which you can view below.
The weekend was a great success, raising over HUF 2 million for the outdoor rehabilitation area, and the RBIF will be looking to boost this sum next year.
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.