Small change for a sea change

Most of us were lucky enough as children to be given pocket money. What was pocket money for you as a child is small change now. It can help us give our children experiences and support that will create a sea change in their childhood.

Annie Lavery

My pocket money story

Being one of six children was quite difficult when I was young -five brothers and me!
My parents linked mine and all of my brothers pocket money to chores.
I remember that my chores always took place on a Sunday. They usually involved preparing for, and clearing up from the family Sunday lunch. I remember sitting out on what seemed like endless long hot summer Sunday mornings on the garden step, with a bucket shelling pea pods, chopping mint, and cutting the top and tails from the gooseberries that had all been home grown in my dad’s allotment.
Sunday lunches tasted so good back then, and I certainly knew that by the time I had washed and cleared away eight lots of dishes, I had certainly worked for my pocket money.

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