Who we are?
Our organization, the National Hunting Charity Public Benefit Nonprofit Ltd., was founded in 2019 with the aim of organizing and coordinating charity hunts, traditionally held on December 27 every year.
When founding the National Hunting Charity Public Benefit Nonprofit Ltd., we agreed on 4 main goals for the charity:
- To establish the charity hunt as an annual event. First started in 2019, from now on the charity hunt will be held simultaneously every year on the 27th December, in all 19 counties of Hungary.
- To fund the purchase and donation of important and life saving medical equipment for the children’s wards of all 19 major county hospitals.
- To become an established tradition within the Hungarian calendar - a tradition that will be maintained and nurtured for future generations of hunters.
- To improve the general societal perception of hunters. Research has revealed that within certain social groups, hunters are perceived negatively.The reasons for this are usually stereotypical and based on false or inaccurate beliefs. There is also a need for a paradigm shift in this area. Charity hunts can serve as an effective vehicle for the reeducation & rediscovery of the historical traditions associated with hunting to showcase the hunting community in a more favourable and positive light.
A brief history of the charity hunt
Over the past 8 years, charity hunting has been constantly evolving, both in terms of the number of participants and the size of the donations
Beginning in 2013, just 40 people registered for the first county event held in Szekesfehervar. But now within less than a decade, we have a membership exceeding 1,200 hunters across Hungary who participated in the first nationwide charity hunt in 2019 - including both contributors and supporters alike. The charity hunt was undertaken simultaneously in all 19 Hungarian counties establishing itself as the pre-eminent & most innovative hunting and cultural event within the Hungarian hunting calendar.
Donations between 2013-2018
Hospitals granted in 2019
Hospitals granted in 2020
Hospitals granted in 2021
Hospitals granted in 2022
From our inception in 2013, medical supplies donated by the National Hunting Charity have helped in the ongoing treatment and recovery of over 130,000 Hungarian children throughout the 19 counties.
Conclusion based on figures:
The benefits of charity hunting are unquestionable.
The National Hunting Charity and our hunting community is committed towards social responsibility and the ongoing funding of vital medical supplies for children's hospitals throughout Hungary.
Board of Patrons
Dr. Semjén Zsolt, chief patron
Deputy Prime Minister
President of the National Hungarian Hunting Association
Dr. Kovács Zoltán, patron
Secretary of State for International Communication and Relations
Government Commissioner responsible for coordinating governmental responsibilities for the 2021 International Exhibition on Hunting and Nature at Nature
Zambó Péter, patron
State Secretary for Land Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture
President of the National Forestry Association
The agreement was signed on July 9, 2019 in Budapest, in the Carmelite Monastery by the members of the Board of Patrons and László Fejes, managing director of OJV Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.