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24th Annual (Home) Budapest Burns Supper

A big thank you to everyone who ordered one of the Burns Supper Hampers, and we hope you enjoyed a traditional Burns Night meal from the comfort of your own home. Despite being largely closed since the spring, the team at the Corinthia Hotel were a huge help to us in making their facilities available […]

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New Year’s Honours 2019: Douglas Arnott to receive British Empire Medal

The Chairman of the Robert Burns International Foundation, owner of EDMF Language Services Kft. and long-term Hungary resident Douglas Arnott has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the UK’s New Year’s Honours for services to charity and UK-Hungary relations. The list of recipients is announced every year at the end of December. This year […]

Charity Fundraising

The Robert Burns International Foundation raises charity funds throughout the year, though it comes into strongest focus around the Burns Supper. But given what it commits to do, raising the money is as nothing if it is not spent. Professor Dr György Fekete, the former Director of the II Paediatric Department of Semmelweis University in Budapest, acts […]

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2016 Sponsor of the Year, PwC Hungary

Nick, PwC has been by the side of the RBIF for many years now, from the beginning in fact. What made PwC get involved in the first place? PwC has always been conscious of our responsibility to the communities we work in. If I recall correctly one of our pioneering Partners Mike Birch OBE saw […]

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2015 Sponsor of the Year, Deloitte

Deloitte has been supporting the RBIF for a good few years now. How did it start? We at Deloitte Hungary have been focusing on corporate social responsibility for a long time, and our commitment to efforts serving the public good dates back over 13 years. In this spirit, we were delighted to start a cooperation with the […]

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2017 Budapest Burns Supper

20th Burns Supper: Money raised to help sick children exceeds HUF 8 million At the 20th anniversary gala and Scottish cultural event of the Robert Burns International Foundation (RBIF) on 21 January, donations raised for the healthcare projects embraced by the foundation amounted to more than ever before. This year’s 20th Anniversary Budapest Burns Supper […]

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2014 Sponsor of the Year, MB/Evobus

Ingo, you’re not a stranger to football yourself having played at a high level before embarking on your career with Mercedes-Benz. What did you think of the whole match-day experience at Old Trafford and meeting the RBIF’s honorary president Sir Alex Ferguson? The entire trip was just fantastic. I was very lucky, since I got […]

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2016 Budapest Burns Supper

19th Burns Supper: more than HUF 5 million raised for premature babies and sick children At the largest charity event of the Robert Burns International Foundation (RBIF), the traditional Scottish Burns Supper held on 23 January 2016, the guests raised more than HUF 5 million for the child health-care projects earmarked by the Foundation – […]

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2015 Budapest Burns Supper

The Grand Ballroom of the Corinthia Hotel Budapest hosted the 18th Annual Budapest Burns Supper on 24 January 2015. Around 300 guests packed into the ballroom for an evening of great entertainment with fine food, fine wines, and fine whiskies. Everyone was able to enjoy live pipe band music featuring world champion musicians, the traditional […]

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2013 Sponsor of the Year, Corinthia Hotel

On Sunday, 9 February 2014 at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, the Ferenc Puskás – Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy was presented for the 7th time to the Robert Burns International Foundation’s Sponsor of the Year. Despite retiring in May 2013 from his post as manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has continued his role as […]