Datalogic does Three Peaks for the NSPCC

Released on = June 13, 2007, 4:25 am

Press Release Author = Datalogic

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = 12 June 2007, Watford, UK - Two teams from Datalogic, the
world leading barcode technology manufacturer, successfully completed the gruelling
Three Peaks Corporate Challenge 1st and 2nd June 2007 on behalf of UK based
children's charity NSPCC.

Press Release Body = The Three Peaks Corporate Challenge is a 24 hour race against
the clock to conquer the three highest mountain peaks in the UK (Ben Nevis, 1,344m,
Scotland, Sca Fell Pike, 978m, England, Mount Snowdon, 1,085m, Wales).

Setting off from Datalogic's Redbourn offices, the two teams drove 469 miles to Fort
William, Scotland, where the challenge officially started. After safety briefings
and final equipment checks the two teams (Datalogic Dragons and Datalogic OA Saints)
set off from Glen Nevis at 2.32pm and 3.06pm respectively toward the snow-caped
summit of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain.

Having successfully scaled Ben Nevis and returned, the teams then climbed aboard
their mini-buses and drove 235.5 miles to Sca Fell Pike. Team members had to change
out of wet clothes, eat and try to sleep, on route. Arriving in the early hours of
Saturday morning, the Datalogic teams donned head torches and started the steep,
precarious climb up to Sca Fell Pike in darkness. The Datalogic Dragons started at
2.54am and the Datalogic OA Saints followed at 3.05am. The teams reached the summit
checkpoint at 5.45am and 5.30am.

Fatigued and footsore the teams descended Sca Fell Pike, climbed back into their
mini-buses and drove 183.3 miles to the third and final peak, Mount Snowdon. The
Datalogic OA Saints made exceptional progress and complete the entire challenge in
just 23 hours 35 minutes. The Datalogic Dragons finished in a respectable 25 hours
21 minutes.

The event organisers, Merseyventure brought the event to a close with an award
ceremony, buffet and entertainment. Of the 15 teams that took part the Datalogic OA
Saints finished fifth and the Datalogic Dragons ninth overall.

Datalogic is an NSPCC national partner. Together with its channel partners and
suppliers, Datalogic aims to raise 25,000 for the children's charity during 2007.
Although Datalogic is still busy collecting sponsorship it estimates raising over
4000 from the event for the NSPCC.

In the course of the event Datalogic teams climbed 3,407m/11,177ft, drove 419 miles
between peaks and over 1300 miles round trip.

Paul Duggan, Director, EMEA Northern Region, said, "It's been a fantastic effort by
everyone involved; a terrific, memorable experience for the Datalogic teams; and
raised much needed funds for our national charity partner the NSPCC."

Tony Gardiner, NSPCC corporate appeals manager, said, "The NSPCC depends on
voluntary income to continue its vital work across the country and maintain the
level of service to local children and young people who have suffered abuse.
Businesses can have a huge impact at the heart of every community and we are
incredibly grateful for Datalogic's continued support. We would also like to say a
special thank you to everyone involved in the Three Peaks Challenge."

To make a donation to the Datalogic Three Peaks Challenge please visit their Just
Giving page: or visit our website

For information about the work of the NSPCC please contact Tony Gardiner, NSPCC
corporate appeals manager, on 01908 568 336 or at


Notes to editors:
The Teams
Datalogic Dragons Team
Charlie Trumpess, Paul Hewitt, Clare Dinan, Nasser Hussain, Richard Barnes, Donald
MacDonald, Kevin Fuller, Louise Moore, Paul Duggan, Sheila Porter, Martin Bland.

Datalogic OA Saints Team
Tasha Saint-Smith, Jemma Knighton, Ed Knighton, Harry Knighton, Kate Barnes, Paula
Chandler, Suzanne Lienert, Sandy Chadwick, Amanda Bray and Catherine Botterman.

For pictures of the Three Peaks Challenge teams contact Charlie Trumpess, Marketing
Manager at Datalogic Scanning on 01923 809511.

Three Peaks Corporate Challenge 1/2 June 2007

Event Overview:

18 Teams Entered
2 Teams Deferred
1 Team Did Not Show
15 Teams Registered
1 Team Entered Late - Unregistered

Overall Team Times:

1. Kindertons \'A\' - 20:55 (rule violation - minimum drive time Stage 1)
2. Tates Ltd - 22:45
3. Aldi Stores Darlington - 22:55
4. Wildnet Group - 23:04
5. Datalogic UK Ltd \'B\' - 23:35
6. Glaxosmithkline - 23:41
7. Kindertons \'B\' - 23:42
8. Motorola Team 1 - 24:16
9. Datalogic UK Ltd \'A\' - 25:21
10. Motorola Team 4 - 25:47
11. Motorola Team 5 - 26:18
12. Qioptiq - 26:29
13. Motorola Team 3 - 26:39
14. Motorola Team 6 - 27:05
15. Motorola Team 2 - 24:23 (rule violation - failed to visit all checkpoints)
16. Coca-Cola Enterprises UK - 25:38 (unregistered)

Stats provided by Merseyventure

About Datalogic
With a history and heritage dating back over 30 years Datalogic is widely recognised
and respected as a world leading innovator in the barcode and data capture industry.
The company has three areas of expertise:

Datalogic Scanning - the world\'s leading manufacturer of high performance retail,
general purpose and industrial barcode scanners.
Datalogic Automation - advanced fixed position industrial barcode scanners and RFID
Datalogic Mobile - rugged, innovative mobile computers for field force, warehouse
and transportation applications.


Web Site =

Contact Details = Datalogic Scanning Ltd
Axis 3, Rhodes Way
Watford, WD24 4TR
Tel: +44 (0)1923 809500

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