Entries by DougieRBIF

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The RBIF’s pipe band

Anyone who has been to a Burns Supper will not forget the rousing sound of bagpipes and drums in full flow. It really lends a great deal of authenticity to the event, and makes it a memorable night for Scots and non-Scots alike. But how much do you actually know about the pipers and drummers […]

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Szent Rafael Hospital, Zalaegerszeg, 2021

The RBIF has supported the Infant and Paediatric Department at the Szent Rafael Hospital in Zalaegerszeg for a number of years now, in collaboration with FirstMed Centers, as part of our SME Sponsorship Scheme. In 2021, despite not being able to hold our normal Burns Supper in January, the Robert Burns International Foundation helped to fund […]

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Csongrád-Csanád County Health Care Centre, 2021

In 2021 the Robert Burns International Foundation continued its support of the Hódmezővásárhely-Makó Paediatric Department of the Csongrád-Csanád County Health Care Centre. This donation was part of our SME Sponsorship Scheme, and was enabled by the continued involvement of Inter Relocation Kft. The RBIF funded the purchase of a Natus neoBLUE compact phototherapy device and […]

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2nd Dept of Paediatrics, SOTE, Budapest, 2021

The Robert Burns International Foundation has donated equipment to the 2nd Department of Paediatrics at Semmelweis University in Tűzoltó utca every year since the roots of the Foundation were laid in 1998. Following in his late father’s footsteps, Professor Dr. György Fekete led the 2nd Department until his semi-retirement in 2009. Author of 118 paediatric […]

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Péterfy Sándor Hospital, Budapest, 2021

The Péterfy Sándor Street Hospital, located in District 7, is one of Budapest’s oldest and largest hospitals with nearly 1,600 beds, where patients can be treated for many different ailments and conditions.  The neonatal wing is run by Dr Gábor Baross, who with the support of his team can deal with anything between 500 and […]


2019 Sponsor of the Year, bp

At the 23rd Annual Burns Supper held on 25 January 2020 at the Corinthia Hotel we were delighted to announce that the 2019  Sponsor of the Year of the Robert Burns International Foundation was bp. We caught up with Jamie Anderson, Regional Director, Europe Global Business Services for bp, and asked him about bp’s connections […]

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Bethesda Children’s Hospital, 2020

To many of us who have lived in Budapest for a number of years, Paul Mizener needs no introduction. Formerly chef at Budapest’s only Scottish bar The Caledonia shortly after he arrived in Hungary, Paul is now well established as a professional chef at Chefparade, Hungary’s largest cooking school (and the culinary experts behind the […]

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Nursery renovation, Istenmezeje, 2020

For a number of years the RBIF has collaborated with the Nursery Project team, and 2020 was no different, with another ambitious upgrade project in the village of Istenmezeje, in Heves county. A region badly hit by unemployment after the closure of coal mines, the long-standing effects are still visible. Local job opportunities are still […]

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Gyöngyvirág Children’s Home, Budapest, 2020

The Gyöngyvirág Children’s Home in Budapest’s 18th District is home for up to 40 children between 3 and 18 years of age. Some are orphans, but the majority are children who have been taken into care by law. They are looked after by a team of dedicated care workers who provide physical and mental support […]