Wanting to show support for people she knows with diabetes.
I watched the impact that diabetes was having on one of my young students and his family. I also thought of a particular childhood friend who spent 50 years managing her diabetes.
Jay didn't just swim the length of the channel when she took part in Swim22 – she swam back again, clocking up 44 miles in 3 months. Jay is also one of Swim22's top 10 fundraisers, raising an incredible £1840.