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Statisticians swap numbers for cheese

Staff at the Higher Education Statistics Agency in Cheltenham raised £120 yesterday for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind by taking part in their national campaign of Cheese and Wine Evenings. The number crunchers took bottles of various wines and cheeses to work (all in the name of charity obviously) and raised money through donations and a raffle. The top prize was wine, of course, generously donated by Goffs Restaurant and Bar.

An Agency spokesperson said: “We are only a small company but we like to socialise together and do our bit for good causes. When we mentioned to Goffs what we were doing they were only too pleased to help out”.

Guide dogs for the blind provide guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

Notes for editors

  1. Find out more about the Guide Dogs for the Cheese and Wine Evenings campaign on their website at
  2. Goffs Restaurant and Bar are at 81 Promenade, 01242 257878.
  3. HESA is the central source for higher education statistics. HESA was set-up in 1993 following a Government White Paper ‘Higher Education: A New framework’, which called for more coherence in higher education statistics. There are 45 staff at the Agency.
  4. Press Enquiries should be directed to Byron Price, Press Officer, at HESA, 95 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1HZ; telephone: 01242 211133.


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