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Pro Bono Community Work

We recognise and value the benefit of giving back to the community in which we operate, and we try to achieve this by giving our time and expertise to local projects and initiatives. Although it is still early days, we continue to make progress in achieving our aims as we strive to extend our efforts.

quoteWe recognise and value the benefit of giving back to the community in which we operate.

Our pro bono work is presently focussed in Hungary and Romania, where we believe that our contribution can make a positive difference. However, we are always open to consider supporting further charitable objectives wherever our contribution will be valued.

Current Pro Bono Projects:

Robert Burns International Foundation

The Foundation was established in 2005, although it can trace its roots back to 1998 and the first Burns Supper. The Foundation is a charitable body dedicated to raising money with a primary aim of helping sick and underprivileged children in Hungary and neighbouring countries, along with cultural exchange and corporate social responsibility. Its current Honorary President is Sir Alex Ferguson and its Honorary Patrons are HM Ambassador to Budapest and the Hungarian Ambassador in London. Further details may be found at www.rbif.org.

Steven Conybeare is the current Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation with responsibility to oversee the corporate governance and affairs of the Foundation.

British Women’s Association of Budapest (BWA)

The BWA is a charitable association set up in 1994, which has a strong history of supporting a number of Hungarian charities, which are usually related to women and children.

Steven Conybeare provides general legal assistance to the BWA, with the support of local Hungarian counsel, as it updates and modernises its constitution to ensure that it is able to continue its charitable fundraising and donations for many more years to come.

Suits on Bikes – Blythwood Care

“Suits on Bikes” was an initiative set up by a group of charitably minded individuals whilst living in Budapest. Each year, there is a 4 day cycling trip in Central Europe covering some 300 km. The aim is to raise money to help support Blythswood Care, who is committed to long-term care projects in Romania, enabling disadvantaged children and young people fulfil their potential.

In 2010, the cycling trip covered Hungary and Romania. In 2011, the cycling trip took an extended route through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania, finishing in the local town of Jimbolia, which is the location of the project being supported. Further details can be found at www.blythswood.org