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Kingston Pound scheme to offer prizes for students shopping locally

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The Kingston Pound will be available to spend locally from 16 March The Kingston Pound will be available to spend locally from 16 March

Students living in Kingston have a new incentive to move their shopping habits away from the cheap and cheerful and towards the locally beneficial ‘Kingston Pound’ starting this month.

“Prize draws”
The local currency, which aims to encourage diverse and distinct high streets, will help to fund local shops instead of chain supermarkets and will be offering prize draws to participants.

“Students to benefit”
Andrew Connolly, 55, co-founder of the K£, said: “There’s a number of things that students might benefit from. As far as converting K£’s is concerned, there’s possibility of appeal there, but lots of students are skint. It depends if they’ve got the spare money to do it.”

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