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Exeter City Embraces Exeter Pound

16 September 2015

Club to accept city's exclusive bank note at St James Park

EXETER CITY have become the latest business to make use of the newly-introduced city currency, the Exeter Pound.

The Exeter Pound was launched on September 1st outside Exeter Cathedral, and the City's new unique banknotes, which bear the images of local figures including the likes of Jo Pavey and Exeter City's own Adam Stansfield, come in denominations of £5, £10, £15 and £20.

In a statement at the launch, MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw said: "This is a historic day for Exeter. We are the second significant city in the whole of the South West to launch our own currency.

"It’s a brilliant way of supporting and encouraging independent local businesses but also retaining that money in our local community so it doesn’t flow into the bottomless pit of multinational chain stores. Let’s hope it goes from strength to strength."

Karime Hassan, the Chief Executive and Growth Director of Exeter City Council, purchased two Exeter City scarves from seven-year-old City fan Quinn George Elliott at Saturday's 1-0 Sky Bet League 2 win over Hartlepool United at St James Park, using Exeter Pound notes.

Exeter City supporters will be able to use the Exeter Pound in the club shop, downstairs in the Centre Spot bar and also when purchasing tickets in advance from reception.

Chairman of the Board Julian Tagg said: As a community club we are always looking to support local initiatives. We at Exeter City are pleased to embrace the Exeter Pound, and are very happy to play our part with regards to helping local businesses."

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