The Robert Burns International Foundation organised a BBQ event at the Chefparade Country in Etyek. Expat Press was present as well, as the preferred media partners of RBIF. We asked Douglas Arnott, chairman of the Curatorium of RBIF about the event and the work of the foundation.
What’s the event’s purpose, why was it organized?
The BBQ was organised for the RBIF to have a family event. The RBIF is a foundation that raises money for children, but all of our events tend to be for adults. We wanted to organise something that families could attend as well. We have also never had a summer event before, so this seemed like a great opportunity.
Who visited it and how many people were there?
We had over 100 people at the BBQ, including many Hungarians and expats from various countries around the world.
Who were the sponsors and what was the money raised for?
The event was sponsored by Budapest Airport, Qatar Airways, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Ecosse Logistics, CBRE, FirstMed Center and EDMF Language Services, without whom we could not have held the event. And of course Chefparade, our hosts for the afternoon, who put a lot of work into making the BBQ a success. We are equally grateful to Heineken for sponsoring our beer, and to the Etyeki Kúria for supplying some fine wines for the afternoon. The money raised, over one thousand euros, was used to help complete the renovation of the nursery project we are supporting this year in Budapest’s 8th district.
How did everyone like the event? What kind of feedback did you get?
The feedback on the event has been very encouraging. It seems like a format that works for us, and we look forward to repeating it next year.