Entries by editmac

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2010 Sponsor of the Year, Vodafone

The latest winner of the annual sponsor of the year title is no stranger to supporting Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) in Hungary; long a pioneer in the field, it has even created its own award to acknowledge the work of others. The 2010 Ferenc Puskás – Sir Alex Ferguson Sponsor of the Year Award […]

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2010 Budapest Burns Supper

The 13th annual Budapest Burns Supper, our charity fund raiser held at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal on Saturday 30 January 2010, raised “more than HUF 10 million” on the night. The evening, held in honour of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, has become a key event in the Budapest social calendar, and has raised […]

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2009 Sponsor of the Year, Diageo

On the afternoon of Saturday 23 January 2010, in front of a packed Old Trafford crowd there to witness the Manchester United FC vs. Hull City AFC English Premier League game, the identity of the third annual Robert Burns International Foundation Sponsor of the Year was revealed: Diageo Hungary Ltd. The award is officially called […]

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2008 Sponsor of the Year, Starwood Hotels

If you want a perfect example of the international scope and reach of the Budapest Burns Supper and the Robert Burns International Foundation, look no further than this year’s winner of the Sponsor of the Year award: Starwood Hotels and Resorts. The group, whose brands include Sheraton, Westin, and W Hotels, among others, is represented […]

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2009 Budapest Burns Supper

Around 250 guests, a mixture of expats and Hungarians, attended the 12th annual Budapest Burns Supper at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal on Saturday, 24 January 2009. The traditional Scottish event marks the birth, life and work of Rabbie (Robert) Burns, who would have been 250 this year, and has become known as the national […]

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2007 Sponsor of the Year, Corinthia Hotel

January 2008 saw the inaugural presentation of the Ferenc Puskás – Sir Alex Ferguson Sponsor of the Year trophy, given to the organisation judged to have made the most significant contribution to the work of the Robert Burns International Foundation during the course of the past 12 months. Deservedly, it went to the host and […]

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2008 Budapest Burns Supper

The annual charity fundraising Budapest Burns Supper looks on target to have raised HUF 14 million (almost $80,000 at January 2008 exchange rates) this year, a record for the night according to Jock MacKenzie, chairman of the Robert Burns International Foundation. The Burns Supper is a traditional event marking the birth of Rabbie (Robert) Burns, […]

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2007 Budapest Burns Supper

The annual Budapest Burns Supper, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, reached its fundraising target of HUF 10 million ($51,000 at January 2007 exchange rates) for the evening. Event chairman Stuart McAlister told The Budapest Sun, “In recent years the Burns Supper has become a celebration of the ongoing work of the Robert Burns […]

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2005 Budapest Burns Supper

The eighth annual Budapest Burns’ Supper – a Scottish tradition held to mark the memory of the national poet Rabbie Burns – looks like it will have raised another HUF 7 million ($37,000 at January 2005 exchange rates) for sick and needy Hungarian children. The event on Saturday, January 29 2005, was being held for […]

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2004 Budapest Burns Supper

AROUND 300 guests raised more than HUF 12 million for children’s charities on Saturday, 24 January 2004 at the seventh annual Budapest Burns Supper. Highlights at the event, held for the first time at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, included the world champion Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band and the dance troupe Steps of the […]