The 17-year-old  was the youngest in her team of six swimmers who took it in turns to complete the 22- mile distance.

“I loved swimming from a young age and have always had a yearning to swim the Channel.

“This was the perfect opportunity to realise my dream while supporting a very worthwhile charity.”

So far Ingrid has managed to raise over £1,545 to help Diabetes UK, but would welcome more.

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/Ingrid-Laubscher