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.

Diarmaid Lawlor

My pocket money story

My granny was full of life. She sang as she cooked. She cuddled, cajoled and created things from nothing. I liked to see her smile. On school trips, I was give some pocket money. I always bought granny something. One year I bought a bottle of green leprechaun perfume, with a little green leprechaun as the bottle cap. It looked and smelled awful. My granny put it pride of place with her collection of dinosaurs, plastic whales, rosary beads and chocolate coins. All from school trips and my pocket money. She would always smile, and listen, and cuddle and cajole. I loved being able to buy my granny something with my own money. And she always made me feel like a king. Even with my plastic leprechaun perfume!

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