A Teddington boy more than tripled his swimathon target for Cancer Research UK.

Bijan Mistry, 11, attends Stanley Primary School and was motivated to raise money after his grandpa survived cancer.

His grandpa sponsored him per length and Bijan ended up swimming 1,500 meters rather than the original 400 metres planned.

Bijan said: "I feel great and proud of myself - I never thought I could achieve 60 lengths, I thought I could only achieve 20, but would struggle with even that.

"I just carried on swimming because I felt the need to keep swimming, the more I did the more I wanted to carry on .

"I care for cancer research because my grandpa had cancer for a short period but they managed to get it all out and also my great aunt passed away because of cancer as did a few of my friend's parents.

"I also knew that the more I swam the more I would raise.

"My way of showing respect for them is to raise money for others with cancer and fight the battle."

So far, Bijan has raised an impressed £400.

To donate go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bijans-swim-for-cancer-research