A BOY from Portsmouth is well on his way through a huge challenge to visit every fire station in the United Kingdom.
Andrew Impey, 10, is raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity and promoting awareness of autism.
Last week he visited Norfolk’s Heacham Fire Station – number 470 in his book of 2,350 to visit.
His parents Kirstine and Paul have already clocked up thousands of miles in an effort to help their son fulfil his quest.
Mrs Impey, who started the half-term week taking Andrew to visit fire stations in South Wales before travelling to Norfolk, said: ‘Andrew is crazy about the fire service.
‘He spends all his time on it. All he wants to do is visit the fire stations and talk to firefighters.’
After leaving Heacham, Andrew went on to visit another 31 fire stations across Norfolk over the weekend.
Eighteen months ago Andrew, who is autistic, could not read or write, struggled with maths, had poor social skills and found it difficult to talk to new people. After first visiting Havant fire station in December 2014 to meet the firefighters and have a look around, he hasn’t looked back. Since then, he has embarked on a journey to visit every fire station in the UK, and along the way has taught himself to read and write.
This inspired him to set up his own Twitter account to document his journey, follow his journey @AndrewDaneUK