Melissa's 12 hour fitness challenge for NICU

Melissa's son Albie

Gym manager Melissa Parkes is planning a 12 hour fitness marathon this month to raise money for Southmead Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  where her son Albie received life-saving treatment last year.

Last July Albie made a very early and very quick entrance in to the world.  He was 8 weeks premature and spent the first month of his life in Southmead’s NICU. 

“The nursing staff were incredible and I can't thank them enough for the care they gave not only Albie, but myself and my fiance Shaun.” Explains Melissa. 

“As a thank you for all they did for us I am going to complete 12 hours of group exercise classes on 13th April from 10am to 10pm.  I will even be teaching at least 3 of the classes myself!"

The event will be held at Pure Gym Bristol Union Gate and everyone is welcome to join in – there’s no need to be a member.  If you would like to go along on the day, complete a class or two and have fun whilst raising money, please contact melissa.parke@puregym.com  

“Any donation big or small would really help NICU continue their great work with premature or poorly babies.” Adds Melissa. 

Find out more about Melissa’s challenge here

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