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'People search' company employees conquer Welsh three peaks

Press release August 24, 2009 Business

Tracesmart team reach new heights in raising money for charity

'People search' company employees conquer Welsh three peaks
Tracesmart team reach new heights in raising money for charity

A team of employees from the Tracesmart, have successfully completed, the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge. More importantly, the Tracesmart four, along with a group of 21 other walkers
are anticipating raising almost £10,000 of much needed funding for the charity 'Hospice of the Valleys', which provides free specialist palliative care
for cancer sufferers in Blaenau Gwent. The challenge was to climb the three largest mountains in Wales.
The team completed the course in less than 10 hours and covered a total of 20 miles – an impressive achievement for the novices who took part.
The first peak to be surmounted was Snowdon, which stands at over 1000 metres above sea level. The toughest peak to walk was Cadair Idris,
which they successfully tackled after Snowdon; the challenge concluded with the team conquering Pen-Y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons.

Of the four strong team of walkers, three – Matthew Hopkins, Lloyd Watkin and Kelvin Morgan – work within Tracesmart's IT department, helping to update
the company’s databases such as the They are also instrumental in making improvements to the online facility that help users to find relatives and conduct an address search.

The only female participant in the team, Rhiannon Wilcox, led the pre-event training and was instrumental in ensuring the team remained motivated during the
challenge. "We knew it was going to be difficult, but all of us wanted to accomplish a major undertaking like this," Tracesmart’s accountant explains.
"It’s a personal achievement for us, and to know we have raised this money makes us feel proud of the effort we have put in.

The Tracesmart teams' chosen charity is the 'Hospice of the Valleys' in South Wales. Mathew Hopkins took part in the walk for personal reasons as his
mother received care and support from the hospice when she became ill in 2000 and recently in 2009. He comments, "We used Twitter to record our progress
throughout the day and were encouraged by those who made an effort to support us. It’s great to have raised so much money for the hospice and we continue
to receive donations."  The team recovered well from the trek and they have hinted they would like to take part in the 2010 National Three Peaks Challenge
which covers the highest peaks in the UK; Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in North Wales.
Those who wish to make a donation can still do so by visiting the Just Giving website
or enter any of the team members’ names in the sponsor a friend search box. Any donation made can take advantage of the government run ‘Gift Aid’ scheme,
which will further boost the team’s fundraising efforts.

About Tracesmart
Tracesmart Limited - Since the launch of its website in 2004,Tracesmart Limited has established itself as one of the UK's leading providers of
online people tracing tools. combines state of the art search technology with an extensive collection of consumer data,
providing one of the most powerful and successful people tracing services in the UK.

Rhiannon Wilcox has been Tracesmart’s accountant for the last 5 years and has been practicing for 8 years.
A Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Rhiannon has a wealth of experience and is well positioned to manage the
company’s accounts.

Matthew Hopkins has worked within the field of Internet Marketing since 2002. He is currently responsible for driving high volumes of traffic to the
Tracesmart website through SEO, PPC and Social Networking. Matthew has also taken on further responsibility as the Tracesmart Affiliate Manager.
Contact: Owen Roberts
Tracesmart Ltd2 So
vereign Quay
Havannah Street
CF10 5SF
Tel: 029 2047 4114
Email: [email protected]