CATHERINE'S 30TH BIRTHDAY!

A fancy  new MacBook Pro!
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Catherine Parsonage
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ends 12 Aug 2019

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    Marco Palmieri

A fancy new MacBook Pro!

Dear family and friends of the wonderful Catherine Parsonage,

As you know, Catherine will be celebrating her 30th Birthday on the 12th of August. This is a wonderful chance for all of us to remind her of how much we love her and think about her all the time.

I have been thinking over the past weeks how to best celebrate her birthday, and what would be the best gift she could receive. After much thinking, I figured out that the best present we could all give her is a new Mac Book Pro. As an artist and professor, she constantly uses her computer, and her current one is too old and worn down for her to work at her best.

I thought it would be a beautiful gesture, and the most wonderful of surprises, if all of us joined forces for this present, and surprised her with a gift that would really make her life a lot easier. She has been talking to me for 3 years about wanting a new computer.

Receiving the computer, together with loving messages from all her friends and family, would show her how much she is loved, cared, and how much respect and admiration we have for all the great work she does.

Through crowdfunding, we can all contribute, no matter how small or large the sum. It can be £1 or £100. The amount doesn't matter. We are all in different financial situations, so we could all give what we can and want. I think it would just be wonderful for her to read all the notes and messages sent (via this fundraising page) on her birthday.

My plan is to present her with a link to this page at 11:59 pm on the 11th of August, a minute before her birthday begins. This seems like the best way for her to start her new day.

The target amount is €2,500.00, which would cover the costs of a new 13inch MacBook Pro, a 3-year insurance coverage (for those of us who know Catherine well, the insurance will come in handy!), and the software programmes she will need.

I have reached out to the family and friends I know. For those of you who know her better, please forward this page to as many people you can think about. But most importantly, we need to keep it a secret from her until 11:59pm on the 11th! Thank you all so much for you help, and for being part of Catherine's life.

Ever,
Marco



  • James

    James Norrie made a contribution   12 Aug 2019

    Dearest Catherine, *happy birthday* and lots of love!!! Missing you, but so looking forward to when we next meet, whether in Rome or New York... James x x
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  • Holly

    Holly Taylor made a contribution   11 Aug 2019

    Happy 30th Birthday Cathy P! Can't believe we are all now in our 30's! So very proud to have you as a friend, even though we are far(ish) apart. Celebrations in Manchester await your retun. Lots of love. Holly.xxx
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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Taylor made a contribution   11 Aug 2019

    Happy Birthday Dear!! 🍾🥂⚡Miss you! Lots of love, Jen xxx
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  • Anna

    Anna Nagy made a contribution   10 Aug 2019

    Dear Catherine, we can’t believe you’re 30 that’s insane!!! Grant remembers when he was 30 and - well I don’t think he can anymore actually. We love you and are very excited to contribute to this gift xx
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  • Jahan

    Jahan Khajavi made a contribution   10 Aug 2019

    Dad! Dude! You're getting a dell! Adele! Love tenderly always, Jahan & Francesco
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  • Sarah

    Sarah Horrillo made a contribution   10 Aug 2019

    A little extra sweetheart . . So so so much love always . . Sarah xxx
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  • Inge

    Inge Hansen made a contribution   10 Aug 2019

    Happy birthday Catherine! Brilliant and joyous - have a wonderful day to match. Inge
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  • Camilla

    Camilla Donghi made a contribution   09 Aug 2019

    Happy Birthday darling Personaggio!!! Love you dearly and hope you have the amazing birthday you deserve. Cheers!! Camilly xxx
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  • george

    george little made a contribution   09 Aug 2019

    All the love to you pal, from RJV and I About bloody time, ‘forever-young’ lady! Looking forward to having you over at ours next time you are in town. And coming to see you again! Xx
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  • Nicholas

    Nicholas Johnson made a contribution   09 Aug 2019

    HBD Catherine! Wish I could come and visit you both soon and the Roman sun. Nwj x
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  • Tom

    Tom Parsonage made a contribution   09 Aug 2019

    We love you loads. Happy 30th birthday twin! Have a great day. Tom and Lisa
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  • Marta

    Marta Federici made a contribution   08 Aug 2019

    Amica, you're entering the golden age of life! I'm so happy I can share these days with you, you're special, and beautiful, and brilliant. I send you all my love, waiting the moment to celebrate you together in a proper way
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  • John

    John Hanley made a contribution   07 Aug 2019

    Happy 30th Little Chief! I hope you have the best day. Miss you lots and hope to see you soon. John xx
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  • Lauren

    Lauren Caulfield made a contribution   07 Aug 2019

    Happy 30th my love! We are so often apart now but I couldn’t ask for a better best friend and i’ll be thinking of you on your birthday. I hope you feel the love and completely spoilt today because you deserve it. We’ll celebrate together soon I’m sure. Love you xxxxxxx
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  • Allison

    Allison Grimaldi Donahue made a contribution   07 Aug 2019

    Sweet Catherine. I’m so lucky to have you in my life. You are a dear friend and coconspirator, a wild soul and just damn fun to be around. Have a happy birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate you when I’m back in Rome
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  • Marco

    Marco Palmieri made a contribution   06 Aug 2019

    Lovely Contribution from Marta Pellerini :)
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  • Marta

    Marta Pellerini posted a comment   06 Aug 2019

    Happy birthday my beloved Caterina!! I love you bibbbiii ❤️🇲🇽
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  • Marco

    Marco Palmieri made a contribution   06 Aug 2019

    A new contribution from John and Judy Mixon and Ron Dryden!
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  • rosanna

    rosanna mclaughlin made a contribution   05 Aug 2019

    Happy Birthday you little genius! Congratulations on hitting the big 3-0. Lots of love, Rosanna and Melissa xxx
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  • Alan

    Alan Reid made a contribution   04 Aug 2019

    Happiest birthday greetings friend. Remember, you and Marco are always welcome to stay with us in NY. xx
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  • Gaia

    Gaia & Tomm made a contribution   02 Aug 2019

    Dearest Catherine, all our love on this special day!
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  • Maria

    Maria Farrar made a contribution   02 Aug 2019

    Happy birthday professor Catherine! So proud of you. You are wonderful. Welcome to the magical age of thirties. Lots of love, FAZ xxxxxxxx
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  • Roger

    Roger Parsonage made a contribution   02 Aug 2019

    Happy 30th birthday sweetheart. We love you very much and are so proud of you! Love Mum and Dad. xx
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  • Lou, Tom, Nellie & Lupin

    Lou, Tom, Nellie & Lupin True made a contribution   02 Aug 2019

    Auguri carissima. Can’t wait to see you soon in Roma x
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  • Sarah & Carlos

    Sarah & Carlos Horrillo posted a comment   02 Aug 2019

    darling cath...love you loads, biggest kisses, sarah & carlos. ps: keep it away from the wine! pps: i still use that same laptop!!!!!
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  • Frieda

    Frieda Hunter made a contribution   01 Aug 2019

    So proud of you! Welcome to the 30’s! The best age!!
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  • Sarah & Carlos

    Sarah & Carlos Horrillo made a contribution   01 Aug 2019

    Sarah & Carlos has made a contribution
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  • Tina

    Tina Cancemi made a contribution   01 Aug 2019

    Happy Birthday, sweet neighbor! Love Tina & Tito
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  • Will

    Will Astbury made a contribution   01 Aug 2019

    Will has made a contribution
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  • Marco

    Marco Palmieri made a contribution   01 Aug 2019

    Loads of love to my Tiny Dancer. Happy Birthday my love. Mx
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