Entries by DougieRBIF

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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 […]

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2018 Projects: Zalaegerszeg

Very early one cold December morning, when it was still dark, we hit the road to Zalaegerszeg in western Hungary, a place hitherto notable to me only for the unpronouncability of its name.  I’ve since nailed the pronunciation (I had plenty of time in the car).  Anyway, I was undertaking a day of calls and […]

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2018 Projects: Péterfy Sándor Hospital, Budapest

The Péterfy Sándor Street Hospital, located in District 7, is one of the larger hospitals in Budapest with nearly 1,600 beds, where patients can be treated for an array of ailments and conditions. The Péterfy Sándor Hospital has been operating since 1848, which also makes it one of Budapest’s older hospitals. The RBIF has been […]

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Like our new website? Find out who designed it…

The keen-eyed among you will have noticed that the RBIF launched a brand-new website in 2018, a platform that makes it much easier for us to let you know exactly what we are doing and helps us to interact more with everyone on social media. Designing and building a new website is not an easy […]

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2018 Charity Wine-tasting – Buddha-Bar Hotel

On 15 November 2018 the RBIF held a charity wine-tasting event in the fantastic setting of one of Budapest’s finest hotels, the BuddhaBar Hotel. The ultimate objective of the wine-tasting was to choose the wines that we will serve at the 2019 Burns Supper to be held on 26 January, but perhaps more importantly it […]