Entries by DougieRBIF

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Projects 2019 – Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital, Budapest

Following the generosity of the sponsors and the guests at the Burns Supper in 2019 and in cooperation with our long-time sponsor Budapest Airport, the RBIF sought a new project close to the airport. Advice was given by medical adviser Professor Fekete, who recommended the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital, situated […]

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Projects 2019 – Hódmezővásárhely/Makó

The RBIF’s SME Sponsorship Scheme is not just about helping small and medium-sized companies take part in our fundraising and donation activities, it’s also about building relationships. This is why the RBIF once again made the journey down to southern Hungary this year to develop our contacts with the doctors and staff at the Hódmezővásárhely […]

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2018 Sponsor of the Year, Budapest Airport

The 2018 Sponsor of the Year of the Robert Burns International Foundation was Budapest Airport. We talked to Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Officer, to find out more about their CSR activities. How important is corporate social responsibility to Budapest Airport? It is fundamentally important to BUD for many reasons.  For example, being one of the […]

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Projects 2019 – Szent Rafael Hospital, Zalaegerszeg

The Szent Rafael Hospital in Zalaegerszeg not only functions as a health-care institution for the 60,000 people who live in this town situated in the south-west of Hungary in Zala county. It is also the main hospital for the surrounding area, and accepts patients from throughout western Hungary, and even from across Hungary’s borders. The […]

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Projects 2019 – SOTE 2nd Dept. of Paediatrics, Budapest

The Robert Burns International Foundation has donated equipment to the 2nd Department of Paediatrics at Semmelweis University in Tűzoltó utca every year since the Foundation was established in 1998. We support other hospitals as well but why have we given continuous annual support to this hospital? The main reason is that the Tűzoltó utca hospital […]

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Projects 2019 – Gyöngyvirág Children’s Home, Budapest

Various electronic devices including TVs, washing machines, microwave ovens, fridges, irons, vacuum cleaners and reading lamps as well as new beds and a sofa were all part of the package the Gyöngyvirág Children’s Home was able to purchase in 2019 using the donation provided by the Robert Burns International Foundation.  The Gyöngyvirág Children’s Home is […]

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2019 Annual BBQ

On 1 September 2019 the RBIF held its second annual BBQ at the Chefparade Country venue in Etyek, just 30 minutes outside Budapest. In glorious sunshine, the RBIF returned to the beautiful location in the wine-village of Etyek for a fun family day, but also to raise money for the Bethesda Children’s Hospital in Budapest. […]

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2017 Sponsor of the Year, Generali

The Generali Foundation has been active for almost 25 years. What were the reasons for its establishment? The foundation was brought to life with the goal of mitigating the risks that we saw in the insurance sector, to enhance people’s safety. Thus the foundation’s primary goals have been set to support road safety, health preservation, […]

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UPS Hungary helps RBIF avoid infamy

Organising a Burns Supper takes a bit of coordination, making sure that all the elements that make up a successful event are planned, arranged and delivered on time to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s most famous bard. In the 22 years that the RBIF has held Budapest’s biggest Burns Supper for charity, many things now […]

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2019 Budapest Burns Supper

A huge thank you to everyone that attended the Annual Budapest Burns Supper on 26 January 2019. The 22nd annual event was held as ever in the Grand Ballroom of the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. As a Burns Supper there are many traditional elements, such as the Address to the Haggis, performed by the lead piper Rab […]