Gloucestershire

Teacher raises £10,000 in world city-naming quiz

A teacher from Gloucestershire has raised £10,000 for Help for Heroes by naming the world's capital cities.

Toby Robinson, a science teacher from Paxton, came up with the fund-raising idea following an operation in which he became immobile.

Mr Robinson charged £1 for people to pick three countries and he would then name their capital cities.

If he got the answer wrong he gave £10 to the charity - his personal quiz contribution totalled £30.

Mr Robinson said a heel injury and subsequent operation and recovery time had helped him decide on the charity idea.

He said: "What really drove me was thinking about those guys who've gone out there [to Afghanistan] and come back and really given it their all. I wanted to support those people and troops who have been injured."

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