Scottish Borders boy swims the "Channel" for new Scout hall roof

An 8-year-old boy from the Scottish Borders finished off a massive challenge this evening.

Ivan Burt-Smith has been swimming the equivalent of the Channel in his local swimming pool to raise money for his Scout hall roof.

The distance is 22 miles and Ivan reached France - in a way - during our live broadcast.

We sent our reporter Jenny Longden to Selkirk swimming pool to find out about his amazing achievement.

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Borders boy swims the 'channel'

Ivan Burt-Smith has been swimming the equivalent of the Channel in his local swimming pool to raise money for his Scout hall roof.