In retrospect we were lucky to be able to hold our Burns Supper in late January 2020, given that so many events have been cancelled since March, and we still don’t know when things will return to normal.
But Covid-19 has not stopped the RBIF working away behind the scenes, identifying worthy projects to donate to from the funds raised by all our sponsors, guests and supporters in January, and we will shortly be finalising all the beneficiaries.
In the meantime though we have been thinking about how we can provide some extra assistance to help Hungarian doctors and nurses through these unprecedented times, and this is why we are delighted to announce that in conjunction with Eszter Balázs from 4 The Clients we have made an extra donation of HUF 300,000 to the 2nd Department of Paediatrics in Tűzoltó utca.
This donation is specifically to help purchase personal protective equipment for the staff there who are in day-to-day contact with the children in the oncology wards suffering from various forms of cancer. With their weakened immune systems they are very vulnerable patients, and so we are happy to contribute to ensuring their care is as safe as possible.
Eszter is no stranger to those who attend RBIF events. For the last 4 years she has been a staunch supporter of our projects, allocating to the RBIF part of her own well-earned commissions as an insurance consultant. We will shortly have more information for you about a separate project that Eszter is working on with us for the rest of 2020, stay tuned for that.
We hope to have more details available for you soon about all our 2020 projects, but until then, stay safe!
The Robert Burns International Foundation (RBIF) is supported by the British Ambassador to Hungary and the Hungarian Ambassador to the UK. The Honorary President of the foundation is Sir Alex Ferguson, former manager of Manchester United football club. In the last 20 years the organisation has raised several hundred thousand euros to help sick and underprivileged children.