EDMF Language Services Kft. has supported the Budapest Burns Supper, the largest annual charity event of the 20-year-old Robert Burns International Foundation, for 5 years now.
The Robert Burns International Foundation (RBIF) was established by members of the Scottish and Hungarian community. It has been supporting children’s health-care institutions in Hungary for 20 years.
The main event of the foundation, the Annual Budapest Burns Supper, was held on 21 January this year. The timing of the event also has special significance; the gala night is always organised on the Saturday closest to the birthday of Scotland’s greatest poet, Robert Burns (25 January).
This year’s event was a huge success in the history of the foundation. During the evening, the 317 guests raised a record sum of more than EUR 26,000 from donations to help the children.
The donations this year will be spent in support of the Children’s Hospital in Miskolc, the 2nd Department of Paediatrics at Semmelweis University, the neonatal unit of the Péterfy Children’s Hospital and the Zabar Nursery School in Nógrád county. Further projects are under consultation.
The raised sum will be spent on medical devices and on facilitating the care of underprivileged children in Zabar.
In 2017, EDMF was one of the main sponsors of the Burns Supper. Founder of the company, Douglas Arnott, has been organising the charity event for 5 years. He is also the Chairman and Member of the Curatorium of the RBIF.
EDMF not only participated in organising the event, but provides continuous support for the foundation through its translation services as well as encouraging and managing sponsors.
The Robert Burns International Foundation not only boasts a long history, but it also has a line of distinguished supporters. The honorary president of the foundation is Sir Alex Ferguson, one of the most successful coaches of British football, while its patron is Iain Lindsay, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Hungary.
The Ferenc Puskás – Sir Alex Ferguson Award is also handed over on the gala night to the Sponsor of the Year. The Robert Burns International Foundation created the award to recognise the valuable support provided by the companies who donate to help Hungarian children’s hospitals. The widow of the legendary footballer, Erzsébet Puskás, and Sir Alex gladly joined the initiative.