As she approaches her final two miles, Lesley shares her swimming journey – illustrated above, by her seven-year-old daughter. “You’re doing what?!?!?!”…those were the words of my husband when I told him my latest brainwave to swim the equivalent of the English Channel, in a swimming pool, on my own, for 22 long miles, getting…

My younger brother, Eddie, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was aged 6 or 7 – and from that age he had to give himself insulin injections every single day. I clearly remember the early days of learning how to inject himself, practising on an orange, disinfecting glass syringes and needles and the…