Fundraiser, 10, beats target for charity

AN AUTISTIC schoolboy has smashed his £999 fundraising target for The Fire Fighters Charity after embarking on an epic challenge.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 5:55 am

Andrew Impey, 10, vowed to visit all 2,500 fire stations in the UK and Ireland and has already ticked off 650 of them.

He first set his target at £100 for attempting this mammoth quest but this quickly went up to £250 and then £500.

After this he set a goal of £999 because of the number’s relevance to the fire service and has now put the figure at £1,943 – the year the charity was founded.

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Andrew, from Cosham, said: ‘I’m so chuffed I’m helping firefighters. I love everything about the fire service – my favourite bit is when they let me get in the fire engine.’

He has transformed his room into a station with the kit, equipment and trinkets he has been given by firefighters, and that his parents have bought.

The schoolboy – also known as Andrew Dane – has documented his travels on social media.

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