Escape from Alcatraz

On 9th September one of the partners of the firm, Jonathan Throp, is attempting to swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco. Why on earth is the old fool doing this you may rightly ask? Well, let him tell you in his own words.


Then- September 2016. My 23 year old daughter is suddenly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Now – September 2017. Two friends and I are to attempt to swim from Alcatraz to the San Francisco shoreline.

The connection? – to raise some much needed funds for Diabetes UK.

My daughter’s life changed overnight on that Friday last September. My hope is that the money I am raising will help to change her life and the life of others similarly afflicted for the better.

The swim is challenging partly due to the fearsome currents (did someone mention a flow rate of five million gallons per second?), the varied marine life that may take a fancy to us (surely there aren’t actually sharks?) and me being 57 when I really should know better.

So, if I can do the hard bit I am hoping that others will do the easy bit by donating some of their hard earned cash. If you feel able to support me and Diabetes UK please use the following link to the Just Giving website -