Gatwick Diamond boss’s fundraising trip to Monaco dressed as Kermit the Frog

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The CEO of Gatwick Diamond Business will take part in a Top Gear-style fundraising challenge to Monaco tomorrow (Saturday May 11) while dressed as Kermit the Frog.

Jeremy Taylor will join treasurer David Montgomery and chairman Steve Pullen on public transport while 11 teams of four will take on the challenge by car.

The intrepid group will set off from Manor Royal at 4.30am.

Jeremy pledged to wear the nylon Kermit suit if he raised more than £1,000 - his total stands at £2,600 so far.

He said: “Quite a few fit and healthy people have done things like the Three Peaks Challenge and all that kind of stuff and I’ve managed to avoid doing anything like that what-so-ever.

“So it was decided by the team we should do something I can take part in and if we can include a large amount of humiliation for me that’s even better.

“It’s not a race but it will be interesting to see who gets there first!”

So far all the teams have raised £13,308.43 on top of the £1,000 each team paid in order to take part in the challenge.

All money raised will go to Crawley CVS, Chestnut Tree House, Golden Lion Children’s Trust, Home-Start, Outreach 3Way, NSPCC, The Olive Tree, Rockinghorse, St Catherine’s Hospice, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance, Sussex Community Foundation, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Young Enterprise and Young Epilepsy.

The teams driving cars provided by Coulsdon Audi will be Easy Jet, Creative Pod, Jumpstart Interactive, Extech, Carpenter Box, Reeves LLP, PVL, Coulsdon Audi, Harvey John and Accelerated Mail and Marketing, South Lodge Hotel, Wessex Networks, Media Word Waves and Unibind.

To support any of the teams visit www.justgiving.com/teams/gdbchallenge2013