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A team of avid cyclists from TDX Group embarked on the challenge of their lives last week, as they cycled 700 miles over the course of seven days in a challenge dubbed “Tour de TDX Group” which saw them visit every TDX Group and Equifax office in the UK, in order to raise money for the Children's Bereavement Centre.

The Tour began on Friday 10 June at the company’s offices in the Lace Market, travelled south to London, then across to Wales, via ferry across the Irish Sea to Wexford, up to Dublin and back across to Liverpool before returning to Nottingham via Leeds on Friday 17 June.

Stuart Bungay, Group Product and Marketing Director at TDX Group, said: “Gallons of torrential rain, thunder and lightening, monstrous hills and too many punctures to count - but when the going got tough it was heads down and just keep pedlling for our intrepid team of cyclists, as we stayed focussed on raising as much money as possible for the Children’s Bereavement Centre.

“This was a seriously tough challenge and I’d like to say a massive thank you to all of the team who took part on bikes and by helping to organise the event. I’m over the moon that so far we’ve managed to raise £20,188 which will help the centre to continue to offer extremely valueable support to families at one of the most traumatic times in their lives.”

Caroline Froggatt, Corporate and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Children’s Bereavement Centre, said: “This is the second year that TDX Group have supported us as their charity of the year and once again they are going above and beyond to help us. The effort that has gone into this cycle challenge, not only from all the riders but also from everyone who helped to organise and support the event, demonstrates how passionate and determined TDX Group are to support our charity. Their energy and enthusiasm for every challenge they take on is infectious and all of us here at the Children’s Bereavement Centre are inspired by them. Thank you again TDX Group for this cycle challenge and for all that you do for us.”

TDX Group would like to extend special thanks to its corporate sponsors: Ashley Services, Ikano, Easynet, PRA, BPO, Creditfix, Hodgsons, Money Plus Group, Lowell Group, Bluestone, Oriel, 1st Locate, Advantis Credit, Phillips and Cohen, Banctec, Bildurn, Marstons, Blenheim Chalcot and Totemic Central Services.

Nottingham-based, TDX Group was founded in 2004 and is now part of Equifax. The company and its 380+ employees are committed to supporting the community and local charities. Every year TDX Group colleagues choose a charity to support as part of its ‘Make the Connection’ corporate and social responsibility programme.  This year it is proud to support the Children's Bereavement Centre - an independent charity who help with the grieving process brought on by the death, terminal illness and divorce or separation of someone close, with centres in Newark and West Bridgford.

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Notes to Editors:

About TDX Group: TDX Group, an Equifax company, provides businesses with technology, data and advisory services to improve debt liquidation and the fair treatment of consumers in financial arrears. TDX Group work at the centre of the industry with specialist debt businesses and with creditors across financial services, retail, energy, water, telco and media sectors, plus local and central government; providing solutions which support them in managing collections, recoveries, debt sale and insolvency. To find out more about TDX Group please visit: www.tdxgroup.com. TDX Group is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About Equifax: Equifax powers the financial future of individuals and organizations around the world. Using the combined strength of unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics, Equifax has grown from a consumer credit company into a leading provider of insights and knowledge that helps its customers make informed decisions. The company organizes, assimilates and analyzes data on more than 800 million consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide, and its databases include employee data contributed from more than 5,000 employers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 9,200 employees worldwide. Some noteworthy achievements for the company include: Ranked 13 on the American Banker FinTech Forward list (2015); named a Top Technology Provider on the FinTech 100 list (2004-2015); named an InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner (2014-2015); named a Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal Constitution (2013-2015); named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies (2011-2015); named one of Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies (2015). For more information, visit www.equifax.com. Equifax is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About the Children’s Bereavement Centre: Uniquely special centres, where children, young people and their families from Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire who are affected by terminal illness, death or the divorce or separation of someone close, can access the support and guidance they need. Although it is a natural part of life, the loss of someone close can be a distressing and overwhelming experience, especially for children and young people. Services are available to children and young people aged 3-18 and their close family members. For more information visit: www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk

For further information please contact:
Cara Somerville, Senior Marketing Communications Manager on 07484 039 534 or cara.somerville@tdxgroup.com

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