One of the Robert Burns International Foundation’s newest sponsors is an organisation that everyone has certainly heard of, and in most cases this is because they have been there and used their services. A highly successful company that has gone from strength to strength in recent years, Budapest Airport has developed an extensive CSR programme, and we were delighted when the RBIF was brought in to be part of these efforts in 2016.
Since then Budapest Airport has been a regular attendee at the Annual Burns Suppers as a GOLD sponsor. This means that besides participating in what has become one of Budapest’s most popular social events on the calendar, they make a substantial donation every year to further the projects and initiatives launched by the RBIF to aid sick and underprivileged children in hospitals both in the capital and around the country.
Once the donations have been distributed and the medical equipment purchased and installed in any given year, the preparatory work for the coming year begins. This involves making contact with the targeted institutes and organisations to assess their needs for the next 12 months. Once we have their requirements these are vetted by the RBIF’s medical adviser, Professor György Fekete, former Medical Director at the 2nd Department of Paediatrics in the children’s hospital on Tűzoltó utca in Budapest’s 9th district. Only once we get the green light, and we know that the needs are relevant and authentic, are the projects included on the list of funding aims for the year.
The ongoing financial support from Budapest Airport is crucial here. Having joined the ranks of regular sponsors they provide a reliable source of funding, which is used to purchase vital equipment for children unfortunate to find themselves requiring often sustained care at such a young age.
Budapest Airport are delighted to be involved with the RBIF as their values and principles match those we employ when it comes to helping those in need in the community. Budapest Airport’s own charity events and donation activities focus on supporting our neighbouring communities, as well as other social groups of special needs.
We are extremely satisfied that our contribution to RBIF continues to make a real difference to those unfortunate children who need it most.
Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Office, BUD Airport
The RBIF is very grateful for the continued support of Budapest Airport, and looks forward to continuing and developing this promising partnership in the future.