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.

Joanna McCreadie

My pocket money story

When I was wee there wasn't much money, but my mum and dad always tried to give my sister and I 'something for your pocket'. This was usually ten or twenty pence and I used to go to the shop, clutching the coin all the way. Then I used to spend ages working out how to get the most from what I had, swithering between a one or two big sweeties or a lot of small ones. Usually the small ones won. I lived near a church so we all used to supplement our pocket money by watching out for weddings. We would rush along not to see the bride but for 'the scramble' when coins were thrown and we all scrapped to grab them. I often got a lot of sweeties after a scramble!

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