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.

Christopher Gray

My pocket money story

It wasn't the easiest of childhoods with a single mother working all the time but one very determined woman to give her child everything that he needed in life. My mum worked a lot and my family looked after me when I was young so Pocket money was never around when I was a young child. I was born and raised in a town called Annan, I got sweets and other things but till I moved and I got older It was then I was given pocket money. The memory that I will never forget was when I was given £3 a week by my mother when I was 10 years old and I genuinely thought this was the best thing in the world! I use to run down to Hamilton shopping centre on a Saturday morning heading down to woolworths and buy a football player - back in the 90s they use to sell Corinthian footballers which where a small body and big head football player the likes of Alan shearer, dwight Yorke, Tim flowers - they where a bit like subuteo players but better! So each and every Saturday with my pocket money I spent £2.50 on a player and then buy a 50p mix up. I still have the players to this day... Not the sweets.
I have 183 footballers.

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