Hello, my name is Dr Andrew Stannard. I'm a researcher in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham and I'm taking part in the 2011 London Marathon. I've never run a marathon before and I don't plan on running another. I've been trying to get a place in the London marathon for 7 years and now, finally, I have one.

I wanted to raise money for charity but, although there are many great charities out there, for a long time could not find a charity that spoke to me specifically. Then I came across "IOP for Africa", a campaign run by the Institute of Physics to raise funds to encourage physics education across Africa. IOP for Africa aims to help students, teachers and local communities use physics applications as a route out of poverty for the long term.

The recent furore surrounding the raising of tuition fees in the UK has shown that people really care about the accessibilty of education. In years to come there may be new financial hurdles, but these can be easily overcome (i.e. student loans). However, geographical hurdles are much harder to surmount, and in parts of the developing world it is simply not possible for some people to access the education that they have a right to.

So if, like me, you believe access to education is basic human right, help me help support a wonderful cause.


On a personal note, the more money that is raised the greater the psychological boost I will get to help me endure the marathon.


Thank You,


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Institute of Physics

Institute of Physics

Charity Registration No. 293851

IOP for Africa is an Institute of Physics campaign to raise funds to encourage physics education across Africa. We help students, teachers and local communities to use physics applications as a route out of poverty for the long term. Please call +44 (0)20 7470 4875 for any queries.

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Charity Registration No. 293851

Donations 42

Donation by Pete Sharp on 05/05/11


Well done Andy - Look at that smiling face!

Donation by Richard Woolley on 26/04/11


Clicking a few buttons is so much easier than running a marathon. I took me 4 hours and 54 minutes.

Donation by Andrew Stannard on 20/04/11

Hope you are recovering now!

Donation by Peter Beton on 17/04/11

Run Forrest, Run!

Donation by Nick Smith on 16/04/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Andy!

Donation by Zoe Langham on 15/04/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go on Stan the Man!!

Donation by Simon King on 14/04/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck!

Donation by Alex and Maria on 13/04/11

Donation by Jason on 13/04/11


You can do it!

Donation by Anonymous on 11/04/11

Goooooo Andyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

Donation by Louise Mayor on 05/04/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck Mate!

Donation by Andrew Smith on 04/04/11

Move those legs! My donation will only go through if you win

Donation by Andrew Pollard on 01/04/11

Good luck dude. And now that I pay tax you get gift aid too!

Donation by James Russell on 01/04/11

Donation by James B on 31/03/11


Go For It!

Donation by Anonymous on 30/03/11

Run and don't give up. Don't forget as agreed to double the speed at mile 15th and to wear the gorilla outfit. Amelia, Ilona and Luis

Donation by Luis Perdigao on 28/03/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Have fun Dr Stannard!

Donation by Simon Curd on 26/03/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Andrew Stannard on 25/03/11


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

I live by mile 14/21 - good luck and I'll look out for you!

Donation by James Turner on 23/03/11


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Hope all goes well on the day Love Mum,Dad,Nanna's and Nicky

Donation by Julie Stannard on 21/03/11

Good luck on the run mate. Great cause.

Donation by Billy Kinchin on 19/03/11


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Run, Forrest! Run!

Donation by Claire and Matt on 19/03/11


Donation by Tom Foxon on 18/03/11


All the best Andy

Donation by Anonymous on 15/03/11

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,025.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,025.00
  • Gift Aid£194.58

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