Entries by DougieRBIF

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2018 Projects: Renovation of Wesley János nursery in Budapest

In 2018 the RBIF and its supporters and sponsors helped renovate a nursery in one Budapest’s most disadvantaged districts. The Wesley János nursery in Dankó utca, district 8 in Budapest, accommodates many children during the day who for various reasons outwith their control are unable to attend other nurseries perhaps closer to their home.  The […]

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2018 Summer BBQ

On 2 September 2018 the RBIF held its inaugural (end-of) summer BBQ at the Chefparade Country venue in Etyek, just 30 minutes outside Budapest. It looked for a while that the day might be a complete wash-out, but in the morning the sun finally broke through and the first RBIF charity BBQ was held in […]

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Ferenc Puskás and his links to Scotland

Hampden Park, Scotland’s national football stadium, has been host to the Scottish Football Museum since the turn of the millennium. The insightful article by Stewart Miller revealed the impact that Ferenc Puskás had on him as a young boy, but he was not alone. Scottish football fans on the whole were mesmerised by the skills of […]

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Ferenc Puskás-Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy

The Ferenc Puskás – Sir Alex Ferguson Sponsor of the Year Trophy goes to the company judged to have made the most significant contribution to the work of the Robert Burns International Foundation during the course of the previous year. Stewart Miller, a sports fan from Argyll, Scotland, had been so moved by the death […]

Piping and drumming at the Parliament

In January 2018 the RBIF’s pipers and drummers accepted an invitation from the Hungarian Parliamentary Guard to play at Hungary’s iconic National Assembly building, the Hungarian Parliament. It was a genuine honour for the band to be asked, and it proved popular with the tourists as well! The pipers and drummers were: Rab Tait, David […]