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Hospital Appeal 2011

1) Mezőtúr Városi Kórház (Mezőtúr Town Hospital) Paediatric Unit, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County. Mezőtúr lies in the centre of the Alföld (the Great Hungarian Plain), about 150 km (90 miles) southeast of Budapest. Pulsoximeter and sensor: a sensitive monitor for blood oxygenation in the intensive care of newborn babies, as well as in infants and children. “The modern intensive care of urgent, life-threatening diseases […]

2013 Curling Weekend

The inaugural RBIF Curling Weekend was held on 16-17 November at the Kamaraerdei Curling Club in Budaörs, where almost 100 complete beginners got their first taste of this centuries’ old winter sport. The choice of curling may seem strange, but with the sport having been invented in Scotland around 500 years ago, this was an […]

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2014 Budapest Burns Supper

The Grand Ballroom of the Corinthia Hotel Budapest was once again the venue for the 17th Annual Budapest Burns Supper on 25 January 2014. More than 280 guests filled the ballroom for an evening that was packed with entertainment, fine food, fine wines, and of course, fine whiskies. The great mix of corporate tables and […]

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2012 Sponsor of the Year, Stewart Miller

On Saturday, 2 March 2013, the Ferenc Puskás – Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy was presented for the 6th time to the Robert Burns International Foundation’s Sponsor of the Year on the hallowed turf at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United. This year, RBIF Honorary President Sir Alex Ferguson presented the trophy to Stewart Miller, a proud Scot […]

Bandsmen Walk the Way for charity

The bandsmen who have for years added an authentic Scottish soundtrack to the annual Budapest Burns Supper are to walk the 96 miles (154 km) of the West Highland Way in a bid to raise funds for this year’s Robert Burns International Foundation charity project: a HUF 29 million (EUR 105,000) appeal to reconstruct a […]

ICU Appeal – 2013

The 2013 Appeal of the Robert Burns International Foundation is to help finance the complete refurbishment of the intensive-care unit at the 2nd Department of Paediatrics at SOTE Hospital in Tűzoltó utca, Budapest. The appeal is to be officially launched at the Budapest Burns Supper on 26 January 2013. Please take a few moments to […]

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2013 Budapest Burns Supper

The 16th Annual Budapest Burns Supper in 2013 was held in the stunning ballroom of the Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, on 26th January 2013. The almost 240 guests were treated to a splendid 5-course dinner worthy of the 5-star hotel, complete with beer sponsored by Heineken, wines sponsored by Varga Pincészet and Hangácsi és Fia, as […]

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2011 Sponsor of the Year, Tesco

At just before 3pm on Saturday, 14 January 2012, the name of the Robert Burns International Foundation Sponsor of the Year was announced in front of 75,000 football fans at the Manchester United stadium, and RBIF President Sir Alex Ferguson presented the trophy to David Wood, commercial director of Tesco Global Áruházak Zrt. Tesco Hungary is one […]

Doing your one percent to support the Robert Burns Foundation

Donating 1% of your personal income tax is an easy way to support the Robert Burns International Foundation and, as it comes out of your total tax payment, costs you nothing extra. But how does the system work? Since the mid-1990s, successive Hungarian governments have indulged in what is, for them, a most untypical example […]

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Burns in Budapest

Family dare leads to children’s charity Join us on a journey through the misty veil of history deep into the folklore that surrounds the annual celebration of a Scottish birthday in Hungary… It seems an odd beginning, but the Budapest Burns Supper started in 1997 with a family challenge, when a relative of Jock MacKenzie’s […]